HIADA to take up 40 topics on Kauai next week

Defending state champion 'Iolani could possibly be part of a three-tier state tournament in girls volleyball next year under proposals that will be addressed at HIADA. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

Altogether, there are 40 topics on the agenda for the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association meeting next week on Kauai.

You can read about four of them here:

>> State soccer tournament timekeeping
>> State football instant replay
>> State football format
>> State 12-team tournament criteria


Among the other noteworthy topics at the HIADA conference June 4-6 at the Kauai Marriott Resort in Lihue are proposals to (the league submitting the proposal is in parentheses and bold):

>> Form a committee to explore three-tier tournaments in other sports aside from football, including in girls sports to comply with the Title IX gender equity law. (ILH).

>> Use the regional format for all Division II 12-team state tournaments. The regional format typically begins on Monday on a different island than where the weekend finals will be held. Currently, the regional format is only used in D-I for most, but not all sports. (BIIF).

>> Add softball and baseball to the D-I regional format mix. (Kamehameha/ILH).


>> Put the KIF into the D-II baseball hosting mix every third year. Currently, the KIF is in a six-year rotation. (KIF).

>> Create a trials event for the 3,000-meter run at the state track and field championships. Currently, there is no preliminary race for that event. (ILH).

>> Return to a day of rest in between the state track and field trials and finals. Currently, the championships are held on consecutive days. (ILH).


>> Eliminate qualifying standards for the state track and field championships. Instead, the suggestion is to accept the top 24 throughout the season and use the next four as alternates. (ILH).

>> Add the MIL into the state soccer hosting rotation every fourth year. According to HHSAA’s executive director Chris Chun, this would affect the system in place now that calls for Maui to be a regional host only and in the rotation for volleyball, soccer and basketball. (MIL).

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