DAR File No. 40888
This rule was published in the November 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 21) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Coaching Standards and Athletic Clinics
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 40888
Filed: 10/14/2016 02:46:21 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Rule R277-605 is amended to eliminate certain provisions regarding public schools and coaches and to provide technical and conforming changes.
Summary of the rule or change:
Provisions that require public schools and coaches to comply with certain interscholastic association bylaws, rules, and policies are removed from Rule R277-605; technical and conforming changes are made within the rule, consistent with the Rulewriting Manual for Utah; and unnecessary language is eliminated.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-1-402(1)(b)
- Art X, Sec 3
- Section 53A-1-401
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The amendments to Rule R277-605 eliminate certain provisions and provide technical and conforming changes, which likely will not result in a cost or savings to the state budget.
The amendments to Rule R277-605 eliminate certain provisions and provide technical and conforming changes, which likely will not result in a cost or savings to local government.
The amendments to Rule R277-605 eliminate certain provisions and provide technical and conforming changes, which likely will not result in a cost or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The amendments to Rule R277-605 eliminate certain provisions and provide technical and conforming changes, which likely will not result in a cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The amendments to Rule R277-605 eliminate certain provisions and provide technical and conforming changes, which likely will not result in any compliance costs for affected persons.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
To the best of my knowledge, there should be no fiscal impact on businesses resulting from the amendments to this rule.
Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Education
250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Angela Stallings at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7656, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Angela Stallings, Deputy Superintendent, Policy and Communication
R277. Education, Administration.
R277-605. Coaching Standards and Athletic Clinics.
A. "Board" means the Utah State Board of
Education. B. "Utah High School Activities Association
(UHSAA)" is an organization whose purpose is to administer
and supervise interscholastic activities among its member schools
according to the Association constitution and by-laws.
. Authority and Purpose.
A.] This rule is authorized by
,] Article X, Section 3
which vests general control and supervision [ of] public education in the Board[ ,]
(3)] which allows the Board to [ adopt rules in accordance with its
responsibilities][ ,] and
Section 53A-1-402(1)(b) which directs the Board to adopt rules regarding access to programs.
B.] The purpose of this rule is to specify standards for
school athletic and activity coaches and standards for athletic
clinics and workshops.
. Athletics and the Core Curriculum.
A. Schools and coaches shall strictly adhere to both the
letter and the spirit of the UHSAA by-laws, policies, regulations,
and interpretations for high school sports programs. B. Schools are prohibited from scheduling full-year
physical education or athletic fitness and movement classes for
specific school teams. In schools where in-season fitness and
movement classes are scheduled, the classes shall not be used to
violate the starting and stopping dates for practice and
competitive play as prescribed by the UHSAA.]
C. ]High school competitive sports programs shall
be supplementary to the high school curriculum.
. Coaches and School Activity Leaders as Supervisors and Role
A.] Coaches and other designated school leaders shall
diligently supervise [ their players] at all times while on school-sponsored
activities[ . This] includ[ es] supervisi[ on]
on the field, court, or other competition or performance
in locker rooms, in seating areas, in eating
in lodging facilities[
B.] A coach or other designated school leader shall be an
exemplary role model and [ shall] not use alcoholic beverages, tobacco, controlled
substances, or participate in promiscuous sexual relationships
while on school-sponsored activities.
C.] Coaches, assistants and advisors shall act in a manner
consistent with Section 53A-11-908 and [ shall] not
use foul, abusive, or profane language while engaged in
school related activities; [
permit hazing, demeaning, or assaultive behavior, whether consensual or not, including behavior involving physical violence, restraint, improper touching, or inappropriate exposure of body parts not normally exposed in public settings, forced ingestion of any substance, or any act which would constitute a crime against a person or public order under Utah law.
D. All coaches shall be appropriately certified as provided
. Athletic and Activity Clinics.
A.] School personnel, activity leaders, coaches, advisors,
and other personnel [ shall] not require students to attend out-of-school camps,
clinics, or workshops for which the personnel, activity leaders,
coaches, or advisors receive remuneration from a source other than
the school or district in which they are employed.
B.] Required or voluntary participation in summer or other
off-season clinics, workshops, and leagues [ shall] not be used as eligibility criteria for team membership,
participation in extracurricular activities, or for the opportunity
to try out for school-sponsored programs.
C. A summer workshop or clinic conducted by a school for
any sport or activity shall be scheduled and held consistent with
UHSAA bylaws and policies. These bylaws are available in every
secondary school principal's office, at school district
offices, at the Utah State Office of Education, and from the UHSAA
for a minimal cost.]
KEY: extracurricular activities
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
March 5, 2002]
Notice of Continuation: March 12, 2013
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X Sec 3;
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