OSSAA approves ADM numbers for 2022-23. Here's how it affects Oklahoma high school sports.

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With an 11-0 unanimous vote, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved the 2022-23 Average Daily Membership numbers on Wednesday.

Sports such as basketball, cross country, volleyball and fastpitch softball classes that don't have districts will use these ADM numbers. It will not affect football classifications.

One change moves Midwest City back to Class 6A. Bishop McGuinness is listed in Class 4A, but with the private school rule would play in Class 5A in most sports.

In the tentative ADM numbers, which were released in July, Piedmont and Midwest City were flipped, making Piedmont a Class 6A participant and Midwest City a 5A participant. But those numbers were updated on Aug. 2, switching the schools to their now respective classes.

ADM, which stands for average daily membership, is the measure of how many students each school has on a daily basis and is used for separating schools into different classifications for activity purposes.

The largest 32 schools in the ADM are classified into 6A, while 5A takes the next 32. Classes 4A, 3A, and 2A each take the next largest 64 teams, respectively. Class A takes the next largest 96 from there, while B takes all remaining schools.

In the new ADM, Midwest moves up to No. 32 in Class 6A. Piedmont is No. 33, the first school outside of 6A. McGuinness moved to No. 65, dropping it to 4A.

Schools had 72 hours before Wednesday’s meeting to object to the ADM numbers, but none were brought forth.

Here are more takeaways from Wednesday's OSSAA board meeting:

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Changes to volleyball state tournament

The volleyball state tournaments are moving from a two-day format to a three-day format, starting in the 2022 postseason. The three-day format replicates many of the other OSSAA sanctioned sports, as per the request of numerous coaches.

The main concerns, which were introduced during the advisory meeting last fall, were about how the two-day format pushed games late into the night, some even starting after 10.

“It’s really not conducive for athletes as far as rest,” OSSAA assistant director Wes Ruth told The Oklahoman. “(It’s) not conducive for safe travels as far as late driving and then you’re back early in the morning because you have to fit the rest of the games in as well.”

For 2022, the Class 3A and 4A state tournament quarterfinals will be Oct. 13 at Sapulpa and Sand Springs high schools. The semifinals and finals will be Oct. 14-15 at just Sapulpa.

The Class 5A and 6A state tournament quarterfinals will take place on Oct. 20 at Noble and Newcastle high schools. The semifinals and finals will be Oct. 21-22 at Noble.

Moving forward, the three-day format will be the standard with the classes switching between East and West sites each year. So, Classes 6A and 5A will move to the East side of the state in 2023, with Classes 4A and 3A moving to the West, and so forth.

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NIL and transfers

With the direction college athletics has gone with its leniency on its rules on transferring and name, image and likeness issues, the OSSAA board of directors recognized that the changes could eventually trickle down to high school athletics. The OSSAA briefly discussed what player-paid appearances in non-athletic events such as commercials could look like and the ability for a player to transfer to any school any year as long as it's done in the summertime. However, nothing was finalized on either front.

“Our amateur rule is distinct in that you don’t violate it unless you’re compensated for participating in an activity that you’re participating with us,” OSSAA executive director David Jackson said during the meeting. “You can’t be compensated for playing golf, for instance. NIL as it’s explained to us is you’re not being compensated for participating, but name, image, and likeness.”

Jackson said there are other states that have already made changes to their amateur rule to address NIL for high school athletes. The OSSAA is in contact with Eccker Sports, a company that "provides tools high school coaches, administrators, student-athletes and their families can use to help them track the status of NIL in their state and understand the impact it will have on their students now and in the future," according to its website.

"We had that group come visit our staff," Jackson said of Eccker Sports, "and had a really good meeting and we're still in the process of working with them. They took our amateur rule and are taking a look at that to see if anything needs to change with what we have in place right now with our amateur rule."

The OSSAA board is looking to put a policy in place that would give guidance to schools, parents and players in regards to what’s acceptable for NIL appearances.

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GoFan digital tickets

The OSSAA approved to go forward with GoFan, a digital ticketing site the OSSAA partnered with in 2020, through the year 2026. The current plan was set to end at the end of 2023.

The partnership with GoFan is an attempt to replace the need for physical cash handling and ticket printing at high school contests. The OSSAA would like to be fully digital after 2023.

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2022-23 OSSAA Approved ADM List

Class 6A

  1. Broken Arrow 5559.00

  2. Tulsa Union 4524.86

  3. Mustang 3587.88

  4. Jenks 3557.54

  5. Owasso 2880.47

  6. Yukon 2653.56

  7. Moore 2592.37

  8. Edmond Santa Fe 2589.62

  9. Westmoore 2527.99

  10. Edmond North 2431.41

  11. Edmond Memorial 2376.32

  12. Norman North 2241.22

  13. Enid 2134.37

  14. Norman 2019.22

  15. Southmoore 1990.59

  16. Bixby 1981.53

  17. Putnam City 1899.23

  18. Deer Creek 1880.85

  19. Stillwater 1693.41

  20. Choctaw 1692.47

  21. Sand Springs 1647.69

  22. Putnam City West 1604.03

  23. Bartlesville 1574.66

  24. Northwest Classen 1552.07

  25. Putnam City North 1510.22

  26. U. S. Grant 1437.03

  27. Lawton 1358.03

  28. Ponca City 1317.56

  29. Capitol Hill 1315.58

  30. Muskogee 1303.36

  31. Tulsa Booker T. Washington 1284.45

  32. Midwest City 1270.08

Class 5A

  1. Piedmont 1260.12

  2. Sapulpa 1226.72

  3. Claremore 1205.47

  4. Tahlequah 1195.09

  5. Lawton Eisenhower 1177.60

  6. Del City 1104.59

  7. Santa Fe South 1089.33

  8. Lawton MacArthur 1081.87

  9. Tulsa Edison Prep 1055.44

  10. Tulsa East Central 1044.14

  11. Carl Albert 1029.85

  12. Coweta 993.57

  13. Guthrie 982.35

  14. Tulsa Will Rogers 959.79

  15. El Reno 949.83

  16. Shawnee 941.62

  17. Tulsa Nathan Hale 901.99

  18. McAlester 899.77

  19. Tulsa Memorial 885.03

  20. Duncan 880.23

  21. Durant 878.58

  22. Southeast 852.40

  23. Altus 851.53

  24. Tulsa Bishop Kelley 839.54

  25. Collinsville 831.14

  26. Noble 814.75

  27. Guymon 799.52

  28. Glenpool 766.97

  29. Pryor 758.81

  30. Grove 735.05

  31. Ardmore 732.64

  32. Elgin 730.51

Class 4A

  1. Bishop McGuinness 717.00

  2. John Marshall 693.99

  3. Newcastle 693.23

  4. Western Heights 686.79

  5. Ada 685.50

  6. Woodward 673.39

  7. Blanchard 669.35

  8. Classen SAS 666.44

  9. Chickasha 663.05

  10. Poteau 651.52

  11. Skiatook 649.70

  12. Clinton 642.66

  13. Tuttle 617.49

  14. Stilwell 614.88

  15. Elk City 607.82

  16. Broken Bow 605.68

  17. Wagoner 600.45

  18. Tulsa McLain 599.55

  19. Cache 597.79

  20. Weatherford 584.93

  21. Tecumseh 576.97

  22. Sallisaw 561.93

  23. Miami 560.25

  24. Harrah 552.09

  25. Hilldale 540.34

  26. Bethany 532.90

  27. Fort Gibson 531.57

  28. Madill 522.99

  29. Harding Charter Prep 517.56

  30. Catoosa 515.75

  31. ASTEC 496.97

  32. Cushing 494.49

  33. Oologah-Talala 486.96

  34. Bridge Creek 476.07

  35. Douglass 465.40

  36. McLoud 462.98

  37. Muldrow 461.06

  38. Bristow 454.24

  39. Cleveland 438.53

  40. North Rock Creek 436.13

  41. Mannford 435.88

  42. Verdigris 423.23

  43. Plainview 421.22

  44. Seminole 420.71

  45. Sulphur 417.75

  46. Perkins-Tryon 413.04

  47. Pauls Valley 407.16

  48. Locust Grove 404.90

  49. Jay 401.38

  50. Byng 401.30

  51. Kingfisher 394.29

  52. Checotah 393.27

  53. Inola 392.61

  54. Dewey 386.06

  55. Anadarko 382.79

  56. Vinita 376.28

  57. Marlow 373.12

  58. Dickson 371.83

  59. Berryhill 371.60

  60. Stigler 366.12

  61. Harding Fine Arts 364.81

  62. Purcell 364.41

  63. Mount St. Mary 362.63

  64. Holland Hall 361.20

Class 3A

  1. Sequoyah Claremore 359.12

  2. Lone Grove 356.21

  3. Eufaula 351.27

  4. Kingston 351.05

  5. Star Spencer 350.47

  6. Idabel 349.81

  7. OKC Dove Science 347.81

  8. Tulsa Central Tulsa 344.72

  9. Washington 343.74

  10. Cascia Hall 342.20

  11. Westville 341.75

  12. Tulsa Daniel Webster 338.86

  13. Oklahoma Christian School 336.40

  14. Marietta 334.49

  15. Bethel 328.54

  16. Chandler 328.27

  17. Lindsay 326.18

  18. Jones 325.05

  19. Metro Christian 320.19

  20. Sequoyah Tahlequah 318.97

  21. Crooked Oak 318.08

  22. Little Axe 312.01

  23. Comanche 311.30

  24. Blackwell 308.09

  25. Tulsa Dove Science 305.59

  26. Hugo 305.36

  27. Henryetta 303.03

  28. Chisholm 302.33

  29. Lincoln Christian 302.19

  30. Heavener 301.12

  31. Prague 300.13

  32. Lexington 299.43

  33. Beggs 298.75

  34. Okmulgee 298.44

  35. Victory Christian 298.20

  36. Sperry 297.27

  37. Crossings Christian 296.70

  38. Heritage Hall 296.50

  39. Roland 289.63

  40. Perry 286.22

  41. Morris 284.18

  42. TSAS 283.63

  43. Atoka 282.02

  44. Holdenville 281.27

  45. Kiefer 279.58

  46. Community Christian 274.50

  47. Keys (Park Hill) 272.85

  48. Adair 271.64

  49. Kansas 270.34

  50. Millwood 270.19

  51. Kellyville 265.88

  52. Luther 264.26

  53. Tulsa Kipp 263.89

  54. Spiro 262.85

  55. Valliant 255.86

  56. Frederick 255.13

  57. Alva 252.11

  58. Newkirk 251.35

  59. Antlers 245.83

  60. Davis 245.54

  61. Silo 238.46

  62. Tishomingo 233.29

  63. Vian 233.19

  64. Salina 230.40

Class 2A

  1. Caney Valley 227.79

  2. Hennessey 224.71

  3. Chelsea 221.18

  4. Oktaha 221.09

  5. Coalgate 219.91

  6. Christian Heritage 214.87

  7. Warner 214.67

  8. Wewoka 213.13

  9. Meeker 212.82

  10. Pawhuska 211.30

  11. Rejoice Christian 209.46

  12. Hinton 209.39

  13. Fairview 207.08

  14. Howe 206.82

  15. Hartshorne 206.69

  16. Wilburton 206.60

  17. Colcord 206.55

  18. Commerce 206.08

  19. Nowata 205.95

  20. Cashion 205.37

  21. Panama 205.34

  22. Preston 204.62

  23. Stroud 204.62

  24. Pathways 204.61

  25. Wyandotte 202.76

  26. Latta 200.55

  27. Watonga 198.84

  28. Chouteau-Mazie 198.44

  29. Dibble 195.68

  30. Pocola 194.18

  31. Crescent 192.72

  32. Hulbert 192.31

  33. Hobart 192.24

  34. Okemah 189.43

  35. Tonkawa 188.25

  36. Minco 186.29

  37. Merritt 185.29

  38. Hooker 183.58

  39. Mounds 183.09

  40. Mangum 182.23

  41. Oklahoma Union 181.54

  42. Calera 179.64

  43. Wynnewood 179.06

  44. Dale 178.84

  45. Stratford 178.51

  46. Haskell 177.88

  47. Walters 175.14

  48. Morrison 174.91

  49. Colbert 174.33

  50. Elmore City-Pernell 174.21

  51. Pawnee 172.42

  52. Sayre 170.78

  53. Fairland 169.69

  54. Oklahoma Christian Academy 168.71

  55. Afton 168.53

  56. Central Sallisaw 167.42

  57. Amber-Pocasset 166.95

  58. Haworth 166.56

  59. Healdton 165.15

  60. Savanna 163.36

  61. Wister 163.26

  62. Ketchum 162.71

  63. Canadian 161.94

  64. Quapaw 160.71

Class A

  1. Hominy 159.21

  2. Cordell 158.60

  3. Liberty 158.06

  4. Porter Consolidated 156.78

  5. Talihina 154.82

  6. Wayne 154.13

  7. Gore 154.11

  8. Mooreland 153.83

  9. Boone-Apache 151.05

  10. Tushka 146.71

  11. Wilson 146.62

  12. Burns Flat-Dill City 143.85

  13. Carnegie 142.17

  14. Empire 141.87

  15. Wellston 139.82

  16. Konawa 137.06

  17. Allen 136.71

  18. Vanoss 135.18

  19. Ripley 134.67

  20. Hollis 134.03

  21. Pioneer-Pleasant Vale 134.00

  22. Riverside 133.00

  23. Wright City 132.64

  24. Hydro-Eakly 132.19

  25. Summit Christian 132.00

  26. Wetumka 130.85

  27. Velma-Alma 130.51

  28. Drumright 129.28

  29. Caddo 126.94

  30. Rattan 126.86

  31. Regent Prep 126.50

  32. Thomas-Fay-Custer 125.45

  33. Weleetka 125.12

  34. Rush Springs 124.50

  35. Waurika 124.22

  36. Snyder 123.61

  37. Ringling 123.04

  38. Laverne 122.64

  39. Turpin 122.31

  40. Foyil 119.50

  41. Stonewall 119.07

  42. Dewar 118.41

  43. Porum 117.23

  44. Arapaho-Butler 117.12

  45. Ninnekah 116.57

  46. Shattuck 116.02

  47. Strother 115.99

  48. Barnsdall 115.99

  49. Yale 115.55

  50. Riverfield Country Day 115.00

  51. Sterling 114.28

  52. Okarche 113.02

  53. Texhoma 111.72

  54. Navajo 111.70

  55. Garber 110.95

  56. Quinton 110.60

  57. Cyril 110.28

  58. Fletcher 109.55

  59. Central Marlow 109.34

  60. Seiling 108.96

  61. Southwest Covenant 108.70

  62. Oklahoma Bible 108.40

  63. Woodland 107.48

  64. Arkoma 107.20

  65. Rock Creek 106.59

  66. Pond Creek-Hunter 105.83

  67. Depew 105.78

  68. Ringwood 105.29

  69. Cherokee 105.11

  70. Drummond 105.06

  71. Okay 103.39

  72. Webbers Falls 102.41

  73. Keota 101.31

  74. Davenport 100.53

  75. Waukomis 100.45

  76. Geronimo 99.41

  77. Union City 98.61

  78. Cave Springs 97.81

  79. Binger-Oney 96.68

  80. Gans 96.18

  81. Canute 95.52

  82. Frontier 93.89

  83. Indianola 93.75

  84. Bennington 93.47

  85. Coyle 93.01

  86. Prue 92.71

  87. Covington-Douglas 92.58

  88. Canton 92.57

  89. Okeene 92.17

  90. Red Oak 91.76

  91. Olive 91.54

  92. Crowder 91.43

  93. Oaks 91.05

  94. Verden 90.63

  95. Vici 90.53

  96. Earlsboro 89.72

Class B

  1. Clayton 89.01

  2. Sentinel 87.77

  3. Thackerville 87.76

  4. Glencoe 86.37

  5. Fort Towson 85.47

  6. Soper 84.72

  7. Kremlin-Hillsdale 83.69

  8. Cameron 83.64

  9. Roff 83.46

  10. Agra 82.90

  11. Kiowa 82.88

  12. Midway 82.06

  13. Cheyenne 81.32

  14. Oilton 81.10

  15. Tyrone 80.99

  16. Varnum 80.95

  17. Moss 80.73

  18. Tupelo 80.40

  19. Welch 80.21

  20. Calumet 80.00

  21. Maud 79.94

  22. Alex 79.69

  23. Turner 79.57

  24. Beaver 79.05

  25. Stuart 78.65

  26. Wesleyan Christian 78.20

  27. Indiahoma 78.02

  28. Watts 77.89

  29. Mason 77.77

  30. Blair 77.60

  31. Fort Cobb-Broxton 77.43

  32. Smithville 77.39

  33. Hammon 76.69

  34. LeFlore 76.62

  35. South Coffeyville 76.29

  36. Medford 76.26

  37. Buffalo 75.78

  38. Battiest 75.31

  39. Granite 74.08

  40. Haileyville 73.96

  41. Maysville 73.90

  42. Macomb 73.26

  43. Geary 73.24

  44. Achille 72.77

  45. Stringtown 72.56

  46. Boise City 72.46

  47. Goodwell 70.72

  48. Boswell 70.66

  49. Whitesboro 70.49

  50. Wapanucka 69.77

  51. Bray-Doyle 69.48

  52. Ryan 69.20

  53. Tipton 68.23

  54. Caney 67.24

  55. Wilson (Henryetta) 67.12

  56. Shidler 66.31

  57. New Lima 66.05

  58. Grandfield 65.91

  59. Copan 65.13

  60. Fargo-Gage 64.66

  61. Mill Creek 64.65

  62. Mt. View-Gotebo 63.56

  63. Lomega 63.48

  64. Waynoka 63.42

  65. Fox 62.83

  66. Leedey 61.81

  67. Chattanooga 61.76

  68. Sasakwa 61.06

  69. Asher 60.81

  70. Timberlake 60.69

  71. Lookeba-Sickles 60.62

  72. Paden 60.27

  73. Bowlegs 60.00

  74. Buffalo Valley 59.68

  75. McCurtain 59.48

  76. Mulhall-Orlando 58.71

  77. Springer 58.03

  78. Paoli 57.88

  79. Butner 57.03

  80. Eagletown 55.85

  81. Dover 55.24

  82. Milburn 54.65

  83. Corn Bible 54.00

  84. Bluejacket 53.83

  85. Bokoshe 53.11

  86. Carney 53.08

  87. Duke 52.94

  88. Temple 51.21

  89. Cement 50.98

  90. Fort Supply 50.80

  91. Erick 49.65

  92. Cimarron 48.09

  93. Braggs 47.77

  94. Pittsburg 47.44

  95. Sharon-Mutual 47.38

  96. Balko 47.36

  97. Big Pasture 47.32

  98. Arnett 47.22

  99. Kinta 46.60

  100. Oklahoma School for Deaf 44.58

  101. Forgan 43.01

  102. Schulter 41.95

  103. Lone Wolf 41.81

  104. Moyers 39.85

  105. Calvin 37.70

  106. Olustee-Eldorado 37.22

  107. Aline-Cleo 36.02

  108. Graham-Dustin 35.60

  109. Burlington 35.01

  110. Sweetwater 34.62

  111. Coleman 34.46

  112. Deer Creek-Lamont 33.73

  113. Wanette 32.73

  114. Gracemont 32.59

  115. Lawton Academy AS 31.00

  116. Oklahoma School for Blind 30.39

  117. Yarbrough 29.27

  118. Reydon 28.56

  119. Victory Life 27.00

  120. Felt 24.34

  121. Taloga 22.31

  122. Wynona 21.33

  123. Billings 20.78

  124. Hanna 19.81

  125. Hardesty 16.00

  126. Freedom 14.91

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