News for Immediate Release – Seeded Brackets
In the spring of 2015 the Northeast District Athletic Board surveyed the members of the northeast district about using seeded brackets for their sectional/district tournaments. The administrators and athletic directors, in consultation with their coaches overwhelmingly supported seeded bracketing. The NEDAB studied the process and will implement it for baseball and softball starting this spring, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball and boys’ and girls’ basketball through the spring of 2019.
The Northeast District Athletic Board approved the language and brackets for seeded brackets with an 8-0 vote. The seeded bracket tournament is organized so that teams are ranked based on the voting of schools within the school’s NEDAB assigned district. Information and procedures on the seeded brackets are posted here.
Tournaments & Scheduling Conflicts
The NEDAB is tasked with coordination of all Sectional and District tournaments for Northeast District athletes. The OHSAA sets and posts a schedule of timeframes for each level of competition by event at the beginning of every school year. The NEDAB schedules tournament dates within those timeframes at the approved tournament sites based on the availability of the respective facility. IT REMAINS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE/PARENTS TO SCHEDULE TESTING AND OTHER NON-TOURNAMENT ACTIVITIES AROUND TOURNAMENT EVENTS. THE NEDAB WILL NOT RESCHEDULE EVENTS DUE TO ATHLETE/TEAM CONFLICTS.
What can the NEDAB do when a scheduled OHSAA tournament event conflicts with a Holiday, National test, or school function?
The NEDAB will try to adjust scheduling conflicts when they involve events like Holidays, AP tests, Commencements, or Proms.
The NEDAB will not be able to support scheduling conflicts that involve the frequently offered ACT or SAT exams, or when tournaments conflict with social events, such as after-prom or senior class trips.
Congratulations NEDAB 2016 Fall State Tournament Champions!
DVII Football – Warren John F Kennedy
DIII Football – Akron Archbishop Hoban
DV Football – Canton Central Catholic
DI Girls Soccer – Walsh
DIII Girls Soccer Gates Mills Gilmour Academy
DI Boys Soccer – Cleveland St Ignatius
DI Volleyball – Brecksville – Broadview Hts
DII Volleyball – Padua Franciscan
DII Boys Cross Country – Woodridge
DI Boys Cross Country – Solon
DII Girls Cross Country – Woodridge
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2017 Boys & Girls Basketball Schedule for Sectional & District Tournaments has been posted.
Find it on the Winter Tournament link on the right.
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2016-17 Northeast District Athletic Board
(Not pictured Andy Jalwan and Mark McGuire)
Future Softball / Baseball Rotations Announced
Softball and Baseball sectional and district dates through 2018 have been posted. Click Here.