JJH CBP Survey: Ohio’s Athletic Directors Speak Out
Will the fourth time be the charm for a Competitive Balance Proposal in Ohio? Less than 24 hours before the start of the OHSAA’s swift seven-day sales pitch (the first Town Hall Meeting is Wednesday in Dayton), here’s what we know. We sent a survey to every athletic director in Ohio last week and plenty responded. If it’s up to them, the answer is…
It’s going top be agonizingly close again.
Nearly 200 schools responded to our 10-question survey and their answers are below. Eight questions were Yes/No. Two allowed for more descriptive responses.
Also, as noted, we sent this survey to Athletic Directors, not Principals. While principals will officially cast the vote for their school on the OHSAA ballot, we wanted to know what the main athletic leader in each district thought about the burning athletic question statewide.
Here are the results. Click on a question to see the results.
What Ohio’s ADs told us…
7. Do you think 5 and 6 are too harsh of sport specific factors for Volleyball, Baseball, Softball and Basketball and Soccer, respectively?
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING (Ohio AD comments):
*Basketball No, the the other sports Yes. Wrestling needs to be included with basketball.
*Not in favor of the formula system.
*Still difficult to view where a school like St. Joe would end up. Each transfer represents 20% of their players on the court. They could have 5 transfers for basketball, be the best team in the state and not move up a division?
*I just disagree with the entire proposal.
*Less divisions/fewer teams. Makes perfect sense if you do the math.
*It should be as harsh as possible to have the private schools stop loading up.
*There is not enough data to determine how this will effect schools. What percent of districts will be effected? Who is controlling compliance? To many what ifs?