Article G - Sport Commissions and Commissioners
ARTICLE G: SPORT COMMISSIONS AND COMMISSIONERS
Organized sports carried out under the auspices of the Association shall be organized by leagues, and a league or any member of a team thereof shall only be entitled to participate in the activities of the Association upon the adoption and observation of the leagues and the rules of competition and practice hereinafter set out.
Part 1: Commissions
SOSAA Sport commissions shall include:
Basketball - grade 8 boys
Basketball - grade 8 girls
Basketball - junior boys
Basketball - junior girls
Basketball - senior boys (A/AA)
Basketball - senior girls (A/AA)
Field Hockey - grade 8 girls
Field Hockey - junior girls
Field Hockey - senior girls (A/AA)
Rugby - grade 8 boys
Rugby - junior boys
Rugby - senior boys
Rugby - senior girls
Soccer - senior boys (A/AA)
Soccer - senior girls (A/AA)
Track and Field
Volleyball - grade 8 boys
Volleyball - grade 8 girls
Volleyball - junior boys
Volleyball - junior girls
Volleyball - senior boys (A/AA)
Volleyball - senior girls (A/AA)
* Senior sports - for some sports leagues may be combined A/AA and/or may combine with another Association
in order to form enough teams for a league.
Part 2: Sport Commissioner’s Responsibilities
2.1 It shall be the duty of each Commissioner to ensure that the Constitution, bylaws, and interpretations of
the Rules and Regulations, both permanent and temporary, of the Directors are enforced within the
Commission, under his or her care. (Commission rulings may be appealed to the Directors)
2.2 The Sport Commissioner shall provide creation of League Formats for the seasons including Playoff
2.3 Contact member schools to confirm / check on league commitment.
2.4 Collect all scores and send out standings (at least twice during league).
2.5 Each Commissioner, if necessary, may hold a post-season meeting to: discuss problems with the season’s
plan, discuss the rules and regulations for the sport concerned, and to elect a person to be Sport
Commissioner for the following year. The Sport Commissioner shall inform all commission members of
the post-season meeting in writing such that all members receive the notice fourteen (14) days before
2.6 The commissioner shall submit the Commission’s Year End Report (on the standard form) to the SOSAA
President. This report will be included in the SOSAA constitution and / or website. A replacement
Commissioner should be listed if the commissioner is stepping down.
2.7 Report SOSAA qualifiers to OVSAA championships to the OVSAA Commissioner.
2.8 Any changes to commission rules and regulations must be agreed upon by all coaches in that
Commission (and not be in contradiction to any existing BCSS, OVSAA and SOSAA rules).
2.9 Deal with commission discipline by notifying the SOSAA President of any cases requiring discipline and
sitting on discipline committee.
Part 3: Introduction of New Sport Commissions
Introduction of new sport commissions must have the approval of the Directors.
Part 4: Deletion of Existing Sport Commissions
4.1 A Notice of Motion must be presented at an SOSAA AGM in order to delete an existing Sports Commission.
4.2 If the motion to drop the commission is approved, the commission may operate for one more season of
competition before being discontinued.
Part 5: Participation in Leagues
5.1 In order for a league to exist in the SOSAA, there must be a playoff structure and Commissioner in place by
the day of the scheduling meeting.
5.2 A member school may withdraw a team from a league without penalty only if the Athletic Director or coach
informs the league commissioner one month prior to the start of the league (or at the discretion of the
Executive if there are extenuating circumstances).
5.3 Member schools may only be permitted late entry of a team into a league at the Commissioners discretion
and only if a team has dropped out of the league (filling another spot), as an "exhibition' team, or when it
benefits the league as a whole (Commissioner and coaches must be in agreement).
Part 6: Trophies
6.1 The SOSAA will recognize zone champions and runners-up for all grade 8 and junior leagues, as well as any
senior leagues that are SOSAA leagues. Any senior competition where the league is cross zonal, the
SOSAA will only recognize one zone champion (if the cross zone is not currently recognizing champions
and runners-up). The zone champion will be the highest finishing south zone team in the league/playoffs.
6.2 Purchase of the face-plate for the SOSAA trophy will be the individual school’s responsibility.