Dates & Guidelines
The following dates and guidelines are approved for the 2021-22 school year.
- First practice: May 2
- First game: Monday, May 23
- First tournament: Friday,May 28
- Games: 40
- Scrimmages: 3
- Regional Tournament Dates:
Class 1A and 2A: July 1, 6, 8, 11
Class 3A: July 6, 9, 12
Class 4A and 5A: July 7, 9, 12
- State Tournament: July 18-22 in Fort Dodge for all classes
- Official tournament ball: Dudley SB 12L RF Y FP — Red stitch (.47 COR)
- QuikStats reporting dates: QuikStats will be checked every Tuesday during the regular season
- Scholarship dates: May 23 - eligibility resumes at 12:01 a.m. on June 22.
Individual and Team Limitations
A team is permitted to play no more than three games in any single day. Tournaments may include no morethan 16 teams. No more than four games per team may be played in any tournament. A school may play in only one tournament at a time and play no more than three games on a calendar day. No junior varsity teams are allowed in varsity tournaments except in emergency situations (must be approved by the IGHSAU).
Individuals may play a maximum of 65 games and play in only three games per day (includes all levels of play). EXCEPTION: A varsity player who enters the game only as a courtesy runner and serves only in that capacity for the entire game shall not be charged a game played toward the three-game daily limitation. If she enters the game in any other capacity (i.e. pinch hitter, pinch runner, or defensive player), the game counts and she is subject to the three-game daily limit. This exception applies only to the varsity level player and is intentionally narrow in scope. The intent is to allow younger players to fully participate at lower levels and still be available for this limited varsity role without reaching the three-game limit.
Eighth grade students are eligible to practice (including scrimmages) with the high school team on the first date of practice and compete on the first date of competition. Eighth graders may compete on the junior high team, high school team or both. If competing in junior high and high school, they may play in only three games on a calendar day.
Sixth graders may participate (practice or play) on the junior high team on the first day ofpractice, as set by the school district.