Join OSBA’s division of legal services on June 24th for our annual School Sports Law Workshop. There have been many new developments in the area of K12 sports this year, and this is a great opportunity for board members, superintendents, athletic directors, coaches, and other professionals to get themselves up to speed on the latest developments by learning from leading experts in the field.

First, we will be joined by OHSAA executive director Doug Ute and legal counsel Steve Craig for an overview of hot topics in sports law from this year. Among the topics to be discussed will be the new bylaws passed by OHSAA members earlier this month. This will be an opportunity to learn about what you can expect from these changes directly from the organization which will be implementing those changes.

We will then be joined by Bricker and Eckler attorneys Kate Davis and Erin Butcher who will provide an update on a host of important sports law topics ranging from name, image and likeness (NIL) requirements to concussion protocols to Title IX. Walter Haverfield attorneys Miriam Fair and Lisa Wolozynek will present on the critically important topic of bullying and hazing as it relates to student athletes. They will cover relevant laws and provide important information on how you and your district should address bullying and hazing in athletics.

Finally, we will wrap up our session with a presentation from David Hirt on making athletics open to all students. This session will offer strategies for making athletics open and accessible to children with disabilities, and will review the process of facilitating the participation of children who attend community or charter schools or who are home schooled.

There is still time to register for this great training opportunity. You can register for the workshop on our website here. The training will take place at OSBA's offices in Columbus and will begin at 8:30. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided and are included in your registration fee.

Posted by John R. Price on 5/27/2022