Sanctioning for In-State Competition Hosted by Non-Member Schools/Organzations

  1. Any event in which more than two member schools participate and is not sponsored, organized or managed by a member school shall require an intrastate sanction.
  2. No same sport events will be sanctioned on the date of state governing organizations sponsored events.
  3. All rules, regulations and playing rules of the IGHSAU shall apply.

Schools choosing to participate in intrastate events not sponsored, organized or managed by a member school are responsible for making certain the event is properly sanctioned by the IGHSAU.  Sanctioning forms are available for intrastate events not sponsored, organized or managed by a member school by contacting either the IGHSAU.

 Q1: The McLeod Center at the University of Northern Iowa holds an eight-team basketball event.  All participating schools are from Iowa. Each school only plays one game. Does this event require an intrastate sanction?  Yes. The event is not organized by a member school.

 Q2: Two member schools choose to play a regular season volleyball match at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Does this require an intrastate sanction?  No. The event does not involve more than two member schools.

 Q3: A local civic organization sponsors an eight-team soccer tournament. The tournament is organized and managed by a member school. Does the tournament require an intrastate sanction?   No. The event has a sponsor, however, the organization and management of the event is the responsibility of a member school.

Q4: A professional group put together an eight-team softball event. Member schools are invited to move one of their regular season games to the event venue and be played as part of the event. Does this event require an intrastate sanction?   Yes. The event is not organized and managed by a member school.