Season Information

Dates & Guidelines

The following dates and guidelines are approved for the 2017–2018 school year.
First practice:

  • Monday, November 6
  • Jamboree date allowance: Monday, November 6 through date of first game
    One jamboree allowed per school; maximum of two 8-minute quarters
  • First game: Friday, November 17
  • Playing dates: 21 games (12 for junior high)
  • Scrimmages: 3
  • QuikStats reporting dates: QuikStats will be checked every Tuesday during regular season
  • Regional Tournaments:
    Class 1A: February 8, 13, 16, 19
    Class 2A: February 10, 13, 16, 19
    Class 3A: February 10, 14, 17
    Class 4A and 5A: February 14, 17, 20
  • State Tournament: February 26–March 3 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
  • Official tournament ball: Spalding TF1000 Legacy (Women’s)

Individual and Team Participation Limitations

Each individual player has a 21-game season limitation. A student who plays in 0–2 quarters in a day is not charged with a game.  A student who plays in 3-6 quarters in a day is charged with one game against this limitation. A student who plays in 7–8 quarters in a day is charged with two games against this limitation.

Junior high students have a 12-game season limitation. Junior high students may play in no more than six quarters a day. Participation in 1–6 quarters in a day constitutes participation in a game, and junior high students are limited to one game per day on a school day. No junior high jamborees or tournaments are permitted. A junior high team is allowed to play in two games on a non-school day. The player limit is eight quarters for that day.

Schools may participate in up to two games on a non-school day. No junior varsity teams are allowed in varsity tournaments.

Academic Eligibility

Academic eligibility resumes as 12:01 a.m. on December 17.