UHSAA Announces Classifications and Regions for 2019-2021

The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Board of Trustees met and adopted regions for 2019-21.  The placement of member schools can be found on the UHSAA website at the following link:

https://www.uhsaa.org/realignment/2019-21Regions.pdf

A public hearing was held on Wednesday, December 5, to receive feedback from districts and schools on the placement of member schools into regions.  In addition to the hearing, the UHSAA Board of Trustees received numerous emails over the past few weeks regarding the realignment of member schools. 

The assignment of member schools into regions was adopted on December 6, by the Board of Trustees, allowing time for schools and regions to organize and schedule for the two-year alignment period.  The first contests under the new alignment will take place the fall of 2019.  The enrollment data upon which the alignment is based will be less than one year old.  A two year, rather than four year, alignment period allows for adjustments more often as enrollments rise and fall at a number of schools.  The UHSAA Board of Trustees retains the responsibility for alignment of all member schools.

The Board of Trustees also charged the UHSAA staff to address the competition balance and number of teams relating to the qualifying process for state tournaments. This process will take place over the coming months.

About the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA)
The UHSAA is the leadership organization for high school athletic and fine arts activities in Utah.  Since 1927, the UHSAA has led the development of education-based interscholastic athletic and fine arts activities that help students succeed in their lives.  The belief is these activities are an essential part of the high school experience and go a long way to improving academic performance and producing better citizens. 

The UHSAA reaches 156 member schools and nearly 100,000 participants in high school activity programs.  The organization sanctions 10 girls’ sports and 10 boys’ sports and music, theatre/drama and speech/debate in six different classifications. The UHSAA is governed by a 15 member Board of Trustees made up of elected school board members, superintendents and principals representing school districts and areas throughout Utah, a charter school representative, a private school representative and a state board of education representative. 

The organization is committed to stressing educational and cultural values, improving the participation experience in activities, promoting life skills and lessons involved in competitive activities, fostering sportsmanship and mutual respect and assisting those who oversee high school sports and activities in UHSAA member high schools.  For more information, visit the UHSAA website at www.uhsaa.org.