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Present: Ron Wyzynski, Bob Price, Nick Nystrom, Don Burroughs, John Buck, Rick Laskey, Keith Burke, Glenn Purdy, Bob Dickenson, Steve Donahue, Al Herbert, Emi Vishoot, Terry Miller, Brian Hemelgarn, Patty Salvatore, Micki Fox, Troy Dixon
Absent with notice:Bill Zehler, Tom Kohl
Guests:Hank Trimble, John Leucken Jr., Larry Smith

Meeting called to order at 9:10 AM.

Ron Wyzynski, CEO/Executive Director

Registrations to date: 614 girls', 19 boys', 73 men’s, and 64 women's teams, totaling 7,651 individuals.

Award determined for adult championships.

International Children's Games (12s, 13s, 14s, 15s) coming to Cleveland in 2004: OVR will run the volleyball competition and enter our HP team.

Junior Championships

May 3&4 Junior Championships to be held at Westerville South HS, Pickerington HS, Olentangy HS, Grove City HS, Worthington Kilbourne HS, Hilliard City Schools, Reynoldsburg HS, Westland HS, and Otterbein College.


Brian Hemelgarn coordinating. Mail-in ballots for BoD election must include last 4 digits of SSN. Postmark deadline: Monday, May 20. Votes to be counted by Brian H. and John Buck. Ballot to be made available online. Profiles to be posted online and at voting sites.

Incident Report Form

Rick to develop a separate form for reporting significant conduct issues, negative or positive. Current Incident Report to be renamed Injury Report.

Glenn Purdy Meritorious Service Award

Glenn, Brian, Bob D. to set guidelines and nomination procedure.


Ron, recognizing the value of face-to-face meetings, introduced John Leucken Jr., our legal counsel, and Larry Smith, our accountant, who answered questions and provided valuable information.

Baden volleyballs

Baden is now the official ball of the OHSAA. We will continue selling Baden balls generally and at the OHSAA clinic at Westerville North HS in August.

Junior Officiating

The current rating system appears to be working and will remain in place.

Coaching Education

Expect 400+ IMPACT certifications (8 clinics, 5 instructors).

In our requirements, “by second year” wording must be refined to make it clear that coaches must be IMPACT certified and club directors ASEP certified before their second year of activity.

CAP: 56 CAP I and 10 CAP II certifications (3 instructors).

HP team

Opportunities: World Tournament (previously the Colorado Cup) 7/22-28, Salt Lake City, 15s & 17s, 16-24 teams. AAU Junior National Championship: 6/13-18: any age group; lots of play.

HP coaches: advertising openings (e-mail, web), one strong application so far.

Kaepa will cover 24 girls and 4 coaches this year.


Much is on the way: form for reporting certified junior officials, additional tournament support, integration of registration database, elections, further tailoring presentation based on sign-in.

OVR Handbook

... available; receiving positive feedback. Planning revisions for 2003.

Why Join the OVR? flier

... being designed to promote the OVR, especially to adult players.

Financial review committee

... named, consisting of Micki, Don, and Hank (because it's the fiscally responsible thing to do, not in response to any problem).

Bid tournaments

Application process still needed from the national office. Information required by April 24: information needed for OVR verification by April 15. New cap of 4 bids: expect 18s-14s: 4, 13s: 2, 12s: 2-3 for Salt Lake City and 12-13: 1, 14-18: 2 for Louisville.

Junior Nationals

Price increase to $700 and $900.

Officials / coaches

Coaches should avoid officiating matches in which their own clubs are participating whenever possible.

Playing tournament directors

At Regionals, an Assistant Tournament Director shall be appointed while the primary tournament director is playing. Bob P. will serve in that capacity.

Future Board Meetings

May 17, 2:00 PM, GCCC.
August 9-11: Maumee or Salt Fork.
October 27, 10 AM, Westerville.

The meeting adjourned at 5:57 PM.


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