KHSAA Dead Period underway


There will be no middle school or high school sports in Kentucky for roughly two weeks.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period began on Monday and will last until 11:59:59 on July 9.

During that time, the use of anything to do with school athletics is prohibited, including the use of school facilities, team uniforms, team equipment or school transportation. School funds may not be expended in support of athletic teams in any KHSAA sanctioned sport during the Dead Period.

Coaches must refrain from communicating with coaches and players during the dead period. That includes through email, social media, texting, phone calls and all other forms of communication. Coaches and schools may not use any third party to communicate during this period.

The promotion of alternate activities from coaches or other school representatives is also prohibited.

The KHSAA intends for the Dead Period to be used to recharge batteries, repair facilities and to allow time away from athletes and coaches. According to a release from the KHSAA, the best advice to member school representatives is, “If you have to ask, the answer is likely no.”

Postseason wrap-up activities, celebrations and recognition events relating to a spring sports team at a school which participated in KHSAA state championship play in that particular sport during that particular year may be held.

The complete rules about summer sports and sport-activities can be found in Bylaw 24 of the KHSAA handbook on the KHSAA website.