The second CHSAA Legislative Council meeting of the year was held at the Douglas County Legacy Campus on Thursday. Below is an overview of the important agenda items with the outcomes of the votes.

Shot clock

High school basketball in Colorado is getting a shot clock. After a vote to implement it at all levels for all classifications failed in January, the CHSAA Legislative Council voted 40-30 to implement a shot clock at the varsity level for all classifications of the sport. This is for boys and girls basketball.

The shot clock will officially go into effect in the 2026-27 season.

Girls flag football sanctioning

Photo by Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Public Schools

The sanctioning of girls flag football was the first agenda item that received a decent amount of discussion. After a passionate plea from Adams 12 district athletic director Kylie Russell and thoughts from CHSAA commissioner Mike Krueger, the committee voted 57-9 to pass on sanctioning. Five members of the Legislative Council abstained from voting.

Fines for coach ejections

There was an administrative proposal for specified punishments on coaches ejections from games. The proposal can be seen below.

The item failed 52-18.

Other notes

Athletic Proposal 2 regarding ice hockey passes. The big impact is that it moves postseason off the weekend of basketball Great 8.

There was a proposal to keep Class 6A and 5A basketball playoff brackets at 32 teams rather than expanding to 40, but the vote failed.

Field hockey added a consolation bracket to its postseason which is similar in design to basketball consolation brackets.

A proposal by the Frontier League to revert football host criteria as seen below fell and did not have the support of the football committee per committee chair Chris Noll.

The track and field committee report proposed the elimination of the girls 800 sprint medley relay. There was a proposal to strike that recommendation from the report, but it did not pass. The sprint medley relay will be eliminated from the state track meet.