OHSAA Contact Sports: As of 5/29/20, the OHSAA Contact Sports listed are limited to skill training and conditioning* only. There may be NO contests or scrimmages of any sort including but not limited to team camps, any type of event with another team, games, scrimmages, tournaments, etc.


The Responsible RestartOhio guidelines for the sports that are limited to skills training may be found at the links below:

Skills Training Only Sports https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Skills‐Training‐ All%20Sports.pdf

Guidelines for Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios and Other Personal Fitness Venues https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Gyms‐Dance‐ Instruction.pdf


* means the decision to open school facilities still remains at the local level, as does any decision to provide stricter guidelines and limitations beyond what the Governor has provided. Should you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your school district or local health department who should be overseeing these guidelines and decisions.  


Beyond the Responsible RestartOhio guidelines listed, the choices of how these sports are taking place across the state of Ohio is a decision to be made at the local level, as previously mentioned. It is up to your school/school district to determine how to implement these sports at your facilities in a safe and responsible manner, following the RestartOhio guidelines at a minimum. Some examples are how many are permitted in your gym for skills training: how your bleachers will be spaced out for spectators at a baseball scrimmage, how often you’re able to sanitize the ball you are using—all of these decisions are up to your school district, as facilities across the state differ. Again, these decisions are to be made at the local level and not determined by the OHSAA. We want to continue to help with guidance where needed.

4/30/20 Update from OHSAA

Click on this link


In recent correspondences sent to school administrators, our office (OHSAA) has issued a no-contact period for all OHSAA sports through May 1. This no-contact period for OHSAA member schools has now been extended to June 1, 2020. This is to assist with Governor DeWine’s stay-at-home order and to ensure that school facilities remain closed and are not opened to school coaches and/or athletes. Further, per an order signed by Dr. Amy Acton, Director of Health, on April 29, 2020, all school buildings that provide any K-12 instruction are to remain closed to students until 11:59pm on June 30, 2020. To read the full order, please follow this link: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/Second-Amended-Order-the-Closure-K-12-Schools-Ohio-Reader.pdf.


As a reminder, this no-contact period prohibits any coach, paid or volunteer, to provide coaching, instruction or supervising conditioning and physical fitness programs or open gyms, to members of a school team in their sports. This does not include communication to your student-athletes, nor does it include electronic individual workouts, as long as those workouts can be done individually and do not promote group gatherings."

View the full content via the link above. There is much, much more. The OHSBVA is following the full guidance/direction from Governor DeWine and the OHSAA and incorporates in full the information in this press release.



4/20 Message from OHSBVA President Craig Erford

As most of you are aware, Governor DeWine just announced that schools will remain closed. In response, the OHSAA has announced that spring sports have been canceled. With much sadness and a heavy heart, the OHSBVA announces the formal cancelation of the 2020 regular season and tournament. More information will be shared as it becomes known. 


The current no-contact period remains in effect at least through May 3rd

Points of Emphasis
--No-contact was never intended to discourage or prohibit electronic communication with student-athletes. Logically, communication supports the well-being of student-athletes and, as such, is encouraged. However, no one should be encouraging any form of group gatherings or instruction.








The OHSBVA proudly announces the

- partnering to grow boys' volleyball!



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    NEW: HS Boys Showcase / Coaches Clinic


Academic All-Ohio Players/Teams


Click on the images for the 2019 Championship Broadcasts from ESP Media, our long-time partner in broadcasting the Boys State Volleyball Tournament:


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2019 OHSBVA Championships DIVISION 2 Main Graphic




Boys' high school volleyball is a tremendously exciting sport. Check out previous seasons at ohsbvabroadcasts.com which features matches broadcast by ESP Media.


VolleyWrite and the OHSBVA
are partnering to provide us with an
exceptional electronic scoring system.


Keeping score with VolleyWrite


Follow this link to the YouTube channel for VolleyWrite and see how the system works.


So, you are an Athletic Director, prospective coach,
interested parent, or high school student!!! 

Contact Craig Erford (OHSBVA President) to see what it takes to start a program at your high school. 


Boys' volleyball is a growing sport and we'd like to help you any way possible. There is a grant program in place for new teams to help with the costs of starting a boys' volleyball program.  Click Here for details.

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