top 28 basketball finals

Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Top 28 presented by JD Bank
2015
Boys’ Top 28 Basketball
State Semi-Finals and Finals
Qualifying Teams Bulletin
Burton Coliseum
Lake Charles, Louisiana
March 10-14, 2015
IMPORTANT DATES:
INFORMATION DUE:
SEND TO:
Monday, February 23
Principal Information Sheet (pg. 14)
Tuesday, February 24
Roster Form
(Team Bench list will come from this)
Team Photo and Logo (online)
(Information on these items can be found
on pg. 15)
Cheerleader/Dance Halftime Form
(pgs. 20)
Ronda Richardson
([email protected])
Nicole Griffith
([email protected])
Tuesday, February 24
S. Lacy Macdiarmid
([email protected])
TICKET PRICES
$10.00 PER DAY
$40.00 FOR A 5-DAY PASS
ATTENTION COACHES!!!
The Burton Coliseum has prepared a COACHES LOFT located at the
South end of the coliseum.
Sit, relax, and have refreshments while watching the games!!!!
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Table of Contents
Sportsmanship………………………………………………………………..
Letter from the Executive Director………………………………………..
Contact List……………………………………………………………………
Tournament Information……………………………………………………
Ticket Information & Admissions…………………………………………
All-Academic Information…………………………………………………..
Prohibited Items………………….…………………………………………..
Media/School Yearbook Policy & Game Video Policy…………………
Post-Game Interviews & Gifts & Hotel/Motel Information…………….
Principal and Head Coaches Information…………………..……………
Principal and Head Coaches Checklist……..……………………………
Advanced Ticket Sales for State Finals…………………………………..
Advanced Ticket Consignment Form……………………………………..
Cheerleading/Dance/Band Information…………………………………..
Pep Band Guidelines………………………………………………………..
Cheerleading/Dance/Band Form…………………………………………..
Sponsors……………………………………………………………………….
Championship Souvenir Items……………………………………………..
Map of Burton Coliseum…………………..….……………………………..
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A Letter from the Executive Director, Eddie Bonine
Congratulations to your team for qualifying to participate in the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Boys’ Top 28 State
Championships. Basketball fans and sportswriters throughout the State of Louisiana will be observing all teams that
participate in this year’s tournament.
It is truly our hope you will stress the importance of displaying good sportsmanship to every participant whether it be
player, coach or spectator while in this year’s Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships in Lake Charles. Good
player conduct is of utmost importance during the tournament. As you well know, a display of poor sportsmanship by a
player or coach can and usually will incite poor crowd behavior and creates problems, not to mention the poor
reflection on your school and community. Please be advised that any display of unsportsmanlike conduct by a player(s)
or coach(es) will not be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly; to include but limited to disqualification from the
event. Please be reminded the responsibility for player(s) and coach(es) behavior rests with the LHSAA member
school’s administrative staff designated for this LHSAA sanctioned event. It is also the expectation of the LHSAA that
the school(s) administrator(s) and/or designee(s) will be responsible for supervision of any/all student spectators. I am
confident you will accept this responsibility and do all you can to make this event a positive experience for all involved.
And as in previous years, basketball goal nets will not be removed, items are not be thrown on the court, and there will
not be water or sports drinks poured on the coach and/or coaches during and/or after the games. If not adhered too,
this office will be forced to administer disciplinary action.
In closing, congratulations to you, your team(s) your school and community for qualifying to participate
in the 2014-2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Basketball Championships.
Best Regards,
Eddie Bonine
Executive Director LHSAA
Once again, let me congratulate you on qualifying to participate in the tournament, and I wish you and your squad the
best of luck.
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Contact List
BURTON COLISEUM DIRECTOR
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
LAKE CHARLES CVB CONTACT
PREFERRED HOTELS/SPECIAL RATES
DETAILED PRACTICE INFORMATION
BAND INFORMATION
PRESS CREDENTIALS AND RADIO
BROADCAST
CHEERLEADER INFORMATION
PROGRAM ROSTER & TEAM PHOTO
Jason Barnes
Phone: (337) 721-4090
Fax:
(337) 721-4170
Email: [email protected]
Ronda Richardson, LHSAA, Baton Rouge
Office: (225) 300-4215
Cell: (225) 405-1236
Email: [email protected]
Eric Zartler, Sr. Sales Manager/Athletics
Office: (337) 502-4348
Email: [email protected]
Please see list of hotels that schools can
contact to reserve their rooms.
Will be made available to Head Coaches and
Principals of participating schools on the
LHSAA website under the sport of basketball
Pep Band guidelines will be located on the
LHSAA website under Sports/Basketball
Jacob Doyle, LHSAA, Baton Rouge
Office: (225) 300-4205
Email: [email protected]
S. Lacy Macdiarmid, LHSAA, Baton Rouge
Office: (225) 300-4208
Email: [email protected]
Nicole Griffith, LHSAA, Baton Rouge
Office: (225) 300-4201
Email: [email protected]
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Tournament Information
Scheduled Practice Time
Participating teams will be able to find scheduled practice times on the LHSAA website under the
sport of basketball. (Boys- March 6, 2015 @ Noon)
Team Photos & Individual Pictures
Team and individual pictures will be taken upon your team’s arrival to the Burton Coliseum. In an effort to
expedite the process of taking team and individual pictures, the LHSAA request that all teams arrive at the
Burton Coliseum in game uniforms. Practices will not be held up for teams to take pictures, so please
come dressed and on time. Musemeche Photography will be at the Burton Coliseum 20 minutes
before practice times are to begin. Practice sessions are open to teams and team personnel, but closed to
the general public, including team chaperones.
Tournament Medical Personnel
Trainers will be provided by Lake Charles Memorial Sports Medicine. They will be available at all practices
and games. TEAMS MUST BRING THEIR OWN TAPING SUPPLIES.
Game Officials
Officials will enter the through the VIP, Coaches & Sponsor Pass Gate located at the SOUTHWEST corner if the
Coliseum. (see diagram on pgs. 23 & 24)
LHSAA Director of Officials, Keith Alexander will be in charge of the officials for the Boys’ Top 28 State
Championships. No official will be assigned from either schools home/contracted officials association. DO NOT
CALL AND MAKE SPECIAL REQUESTS FOR TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS.
Practice Sessions
Practice times for the Burton Coliseum will be set by the LHSAA. Teams will enter the Coliseum through the
Team Entrance Gate located on the SOUTH side of the Coliseum, under the covered walkway. (See diagram
on pgs. 23 & 24)
Additional practice sites may be acquired by teams contacting Eric Zartler at the Lake Charles CVB at
(337) 513-8063. Participating coaches must have their 2014-2015 Coaches’ Card to enter.
Dressing Rooms
Dressing Rooms will be assigned by the LHSAA. Do not allow your team to damage the dressing room. Towels
and soap will not be furnished for showering purposes.
Boys’ Home Team- Locker Room A
Boys’ Visitor Team- Locker Room C
Boys’ Home Team- Locker Room B
Boys’ Visitor Team- Locker Room D
Time Allotted for warm-ups
First game of session will be allowed 30 minutes prior to game for warm-ups. All other games will be allowed
only 15 minutes to warm up on the opposite end of your team bench before the game begins.
Team Uniforms
Higher seeded team will be Home Team and wear white jerseys. Both teams need to bring both sets of uniforms
in case we experience a problem with game jerseys.
Team Benches- Burton Coliseum
Home Team- will occupy bench on right side when facing score table.
Visiting Team- will occupy bench on the left side when facing score table.
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Coaches Hospitality
Coaches Hospitality will be located in the Chalkley Room accessed through the bottom of Section 215.
Coaches must be wearing the correct wristband of the day to be admitted into the hospitality room.
Half-times
Half-times will be 10 minutes in length. Spirit groups (cheerleaders and dancers) will have two minutes per
school to perform. Teams will be allowed two minutes after the performances to warm up. ( See Cheerleader
and danceline information pg. 20)
Spectator Entrance & Bus Drop Off Area
Spectators will enter the Coliseum through the main ticket booths located inside the building on the East and
West side of the Coliseum.
All spectator bus drop off will be in the general parking area on either side of the Coliseum. (See attached
diagram on pg. 23)
Media
See page 11 of the bulletin for more specific guidelines.
Entrance for Media will be on the EAST side of the Coliseum. CHANGED FROM LAST YEAR!! (See diagram
on pgs. 23)
All-Academic
Seating for students and two guests will be in the VIP section of the Coliseum (Section F, G and H). Entrance
for these students and two guests will be at the Coaches Pass Gate in the Southwest side of the coliseum.
(see diagram on pgs. 23 & 24)
Student Sections
During the game, students may sit in the following Sections:
Visitors: Sections 1, 2, 3 (North side)
Home: Sections 4, 5, 6 (South side)
While waiting:
- Visitors: Sections 102 and 128
- Home: Sections 113 and 118
TEAM PASSES
The Roster form that teams send in to Nicole will be used for team passes as well. There is not a
separate list. Teams will be allowed 22 individuals on their team bench and will be stamped upon
entering the Coliseum.
 The 22 includes coaches, players in uniform and/or managers, trainers, statisticians.
 Teams will not be allowed to purchase additional tickets for participation.
 All Head Coaches must present their 2014-2015 coaches card in order to receive Team stamp.
 All Non-Faculty Coaches must present their 2014-2015 coaches cards in order to receive their
Team stamp.
 Please make sure Roster Form is filled out completely and accurately.
 TEAMS THAT ARRIVE EARLY AND ARE WAITING TO PLAY WILL SIT IN THE FOLLOWING
SECTIONS:
o VISITING- SECTIONS 101, 102, 129 AND 130
o HOME- SECTIONS 114, 115, 116 AND 117
TOURNAMENT PATCHES
Tournament patches may be purchased through Bill Meyers at the Recognition Company.
[email protected]
Phone: 225-924-2778
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Ticket Information & Admission
Who Must Pay to Enter
All spectators are included but not limited to, pep squad members, cheerleaders, pep band members,
and dance team members. A maximum of 18 passes per team will be given to cheerleaders on the night(s) their
team plays. Additional passes may be purchased for $5.00 per cheerleader at their designated entrance.
Cheerleaders must be in uniform to enter and cheer. Each team is allowed two Cheer Coaches/Sponsors.
2014-2015 LHSAA / LHSCA Cards(Administration/Faculty/Lifetime Coaches) (See Diagram on pgs. 22)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Admitted through Coaches Pass Gate only located on the SOUTHWEST side of the Coliseum.
Allows card holder and one guest to enter coliseum
Must present current drivers’ license or picture ID with card.
Cards will be taken up if misused and owner of card may appear before LHSAA Executive Committee and
also LHSCA Executive Council if a coach misuses the card.
2014-2015 Non- Participating Officials and Non-Faculty Coaches Cards (See Diagram on pgs. 22-23)
1.
2.
3.
Admitted through Coaches Pass Gate only located on the SOUTHWEST side of the Coliseum.
ONLY the Basketball Official or the Non-Faculty Coach will be admitted on his/her card.
Must present current drivers’ license or picture ID with card.
College Coaches
College coaches will be allowed free admittance through the LHSAA COACHES PASS GATE located on the
SOUTHWEST side of the Coliseum and must have the following:
1. Valid University identification
2. Current and valid drivers’ license
3. Only the College coach will be admitted with above mentioned credentials.
4. College coaches will not be admitted into the Hospitality Room.
Bus Drivers
All bus drivers will be allowed to enter upon arrival of team.
Hospitality Room
Hospitality Room will be located in the Chalkley Room. ONLY COACHES WEARING THE PROPER WRISTBAND
COLOR WILL BE ADMITTED. GUESTS OF THE COACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED. WRISTBANDS MUST BE
WORN!!
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All Academic Information
EDDIE BONINE, M.Ed., CAA
Executive Director
B.J. GUZZARDO, JR.
RONDA RICHARDSON
KEITH ALEXANDER
Assistant Executive Directors
To:
Academic Composite Team Recipient
From: Eddie Bonine, LHSAA Executive Director
Re:
Award Presentation
Congratulations on your selection to this academic honor. Please follow the instructions below.
 A ticket for you and up to 2 guests will be issued when you pick up this package.
 Enter the arena at the LHSAA COACHES PASS GATE. This gate is located on the SOUTHWEST side
of the coliseum. (See diagram pg. 22 & 23) You will be directed as to what section is reserved for you.
 Remain in the section until an LHSAA representative comes to get you.
 You will be escorted to the floor and awards area. When you are introduced, you will walk to mid-court
and receive your award.
 A photographer will be there to photograph you receiving your award. After everyone has received their
award, a group photo will be taken.
 You will then be escorted back into the seating area where you are free to stay and enjoy the
championships.
 Students have a choice to be recognized on Friday or Saturday night during halftime of the 6:00 p.m. game.
Louisiana High School Athletic Association
12720 OLD HAMMOND HIGHWAY BATON ROUGE, LA 70816
PHONE 225.296.5882  FAX 225.296.5919  WWW.LHSAA.ORG 
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Prohibited Items
Prohibited Items in ALL Venues
YOU MUST EDUCATE YOUR STUDENTS AND FANS ON THIS--UNAUTHORIZED ITEMS WILL BE TAKEN
AT THE GATE. The LHSAA has the authority to remove anyone or item not listed below if deemed
necessary.
1. Artificial noisemakers (bells, horns, music boxes, thunder sticks)
2. Confetti
3. Any outside food and drink
4. No balloons of any kind or flowers in a glass vase.
5. Laser beam devices.
6. Video cameras for FINALS ONLY.
7. All spectators must be fully clothed to enter and clothes must remain on at all times.
8. Standing or jumping on seats is prohibited.
9. Aisles and access to seats MUST remain clear.
ALL WATERBOTTLES, ETC. WILL BE PROHIBITED FOR ALL GAMES. THE LHSAA
WILL PROVIDE ALL HYDRATION PRODUCTS FOR PARTICIPATING TEAMS.
***ANY POM-POMS, BANNERS, FLAGS, ETC. THAT APPEAR TO CAUSE
POSSIBLE INJURY TO SURROUNDING SPECTATORS WILL BE REMOVED.***
***ANY ITEM THAT OBSTRUCTS SPECTATORS VIEW WILL BE REMOVED.***
Prohibited items not listed will be at the discretion of the LHSAA Directors or Burton Staff.
Spirit Signs
Signs may be brought into the venues, but they must be in good taste and illustrate good sportsmanship; they
may not block the view of spectators. Duct tape or sticky adhesive which could damage Coliseum
property is prohibited!
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Media / School Yearbook
School Yearbook/ Newspaper Personnel:
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Request media credentials online by visiting the Media Credential link on the LHSAA website
On school letterhead, submit a signed letter from the principal acknowledging, approving and requesting
TWO tournament passes for a yearbook or newspaper staff member to cover entire tournament.
This needs to be submitted at least 3 calendar days prior to the beginning of the semi-finals. No
exceptions! The attending school yearbook or staff member will need to have proper school identification.
 Each school will only be able to obtain TWO media credentials for the duration of the tournament. Please
make sure that the yearbook or newspaper member your school will be sending is able to cover the entire
tournament if your team advances.
 The purpose of the “School Yearbook/ Newspaper” credential is to permit a complimentary entrance into
the event for which the person is gathering information.
 The media credential may not be used by parents or friends nor is the credentialed person allowed to take
pictures for parents and/or friends with the parents’ and/or friends’ camera.
Photos shall be limited to the school’s team members while in competition and/or presentation of awards. Photos
taken during an event may not be sold or used in any capacity outside of the purpose(s) of their school’s yearbook
and/or newspaper. The LHSAA has an exclusive photography contract with Musemeche Photography. To obtain
school yearbook credentials, please contact Jacob Doyle in the LHSAA office at 225-300-4205 or at
[email protected]
Radio / Internet Broadcasting
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
Fee Per Game: $200
If station agrees to do LHSAA sponsor spots, fee reduced to: $150
Stations broadcasting will be responsible for charge to originating point
All questions must be directed to Jacob Doyle in the LHSAA office before the week of the event.
Television Broadcasting

The exclusive rights to broadcast the Girls’ & Boys’ Top 28 is owned by FOX Sports New Orleans and the
NFHS Network. No exceptions.
Game Video
Only semi-final games may be videotaped by spectators. All final games will be televised, on tape delay, on FOX
Sports New Orleans, therefore no video cameras will be allowed in the arena for these games. Check your local
listing for times. DVD copies of semifinal games can be purchased through the NFHS Network on their website
(www.nfhsnetwork.com) DVD copies of championships games can be purchased through the LHSAA for $30.
Order forms can be found in the game program or by contacting Nicole Griffith in the LHSAA office at
[email protected] or 225-300-4201.
Media Interview Room
Located underneath Section 110 and in the same corridor as all 4 locker rooms.
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Post-Game
Interviews and Gifts
Post-game Interviews
Coaches must cooperate with the media by attending post-game interview sessions immediately following their
game. They must also make certain that players who are requested by the media to attend the interview
session appear in a friendly manner. Any school failing to comply with this policy will be subject to being
penalized under Rule 5.11.12 – page 56 of 2014-2015 LHSAA handbook.
Post-Game Gifts
No one will be allowed to present any team championship t-shirts, caps or similar items in the venues
on the day/night it plays—you need to inform your boosters of this policy. Any school in violation of
this rule will be fined $200. (6.13.12 on page 65)
Hotel / Motel Conduct
In the years past, the overall behavior at the hotels and motels occupied by the LHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball
teams has been great and coaches and players are to be commended. We do expect it to continue.
Teams must be well supervised at all times. Schools will be responsible for any damages to assigned rooms or
hotels and their property.
We want our teams and their fans to attend the Top 28 State Championship and enjoy themselves, but not at the
expense of others. If incidents of vandalism and/or theft occur, we are prepared to recommend to the LHSAA
Executive Committee that the schools participating in the Boys’ and Girls’ State Championship be held responsible
for any damage and/or loss and will reimburse hotels/motels for any financial loss due to irresponsible behavior by
team members or fans.
Please inform all team members and fans that are planning to attend the Top 28 State Championship of the
consequences of irresponsible actions.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
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Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
Eric Zartler – Senior Sales Manager/Athletics
337-502-4348
[email protected]
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PRINCIPAL & HEAD COACH INFORMATION
(Please Print)
School Name: __________________________________________________________
Principal Name: ________________________________________________________
School Phone:_________________________ Email: ________________________
Personal Phone: _______________________
Head Coach: ____________________________________________________________
Check one: Boys: ______________________ Girls: _________________________
Personal Phone: _______________________ Email: _________________________
Mascot: _________________________________________________________________
**** Special Note: Each school principal will have the option to purchase Final game tickets
after each Semi-Final game. Please see Yvonne Smith in the LHSAA office at the Burton
Coliseum for more information. Ask any staff member or volunteer where the office is located.
Please see additional information and incentives for selling advanced tickets to your fans located
in the bulletin.
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Principal and Coaches Checklist
Principals and Coaches,
In an effort to assist you, please allow the following to serve as a helpful reminder for the Top 28 Boys’
tournaments. Once again, congratulations on your success, and the LHSAA wishes all of you the best
of luck in your quest to be crowned the best in the state.
1. ROSTER FORM – (Used for team list, program and television) Fill out (please follow the
instructions on how to list players and their information) and return to Nicole Griffith at the following email
address: [email protected]
Roster Forms and instructions are located on the LHSAA website under Sports, then Basketball in the
Forms & Downloads Section.
DEADLINE DATE: Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Rosters that are faxed WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
2. TEAM PHOTO AND SCHOOL LOGO (in high resolution in either jpeg or photoshop) to Nicole Griffith
at the following email address: [email protected]
DEADLINE DATE: Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
3. PRINCIPAL INFORMATION LIST- Complete and return to Ronda Richardson via fax or email at 225296-5919 or [email protected]
DEADLINE DATE: Monday, February 23, 2015.
4. PRACTICE SCHEULES ONLINE- The practice schedules for each SEMI-FINALS will be available on
the LHSAA website under the sport of basketball. POSTED: MARCH 6, 2015 @ NOON. Practice
schedules for FINALS needs to be picked up by a coach/principal for school at the LHSAA office at Burton
Coliseum. Ronda Richardson, Tournament Director, will be there ot go to Team or Coaches Pass Gate for
personnel for assistance with her location.
YEARBOOK SPONSOR AND/OR NEWSPAPER PERSONNEL- Must get a copy of the LHSAA MEDIA
POLICY enclosed in the Qualifying Team Playoff Bulletin and adheres to it correctly.
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ADVANCE TICKET SALES FOR BOYS’ TOP 28 FINALS
MARCH 10-14, 2015
BURTON COLISEUM- LAKE CHARLES, LA
The LHSAA has initiated an advance ticket sales program in which participating schools can sell advance tickets
on consignment and retain $1.00 of each of the $10.00 ticket sold in advance. This program is designed to afford
the participating schools additional revenue from the State Championship.
*** Schools should not deduct the amount from ticket sales***
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
1. The principal or his/her designee from each winning school may consign for tickets for the State Finals
after their Semi-Final round.
2. To secure tickets for the State Championships that will be played at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles,
Louisiana on March 10-14, 2015:
a. Advance Tickets can be picked up at the LHSAA office at the Burton Coliseum. A school
representative must sign for and pick up the tickets. If the representative is someone other than the
principal, then signed, written authorization from the administrator must be presented.
b. The tickets can only be picked up from LHSAA Administrative Assistant, Yvonne Smith, at the
Burton Coliseum. REMINDER: PRINCIPALS WHO WISH TO SELL ADVANCE TICKETS
NEED TO REPORT TO THE LHSAA OFFICE AFTER SEMI-FINALS GAMES TO PURCHASE
THEM FROM YVONNE!!!
c. The tickets will be given in increments of 100 and no more than 500 per team will be issued.
3. The money for all advance tickets sold ($10.00 per ticket) and ALL UNSOLD TICKETS must be
returned to LHSAA Administrative Assistant, Yvonne Smith, in the LHSAA office at the Burton Coliseum.
Principals can report to the Gates (Pass Gate or Team Gate) and ask LHSAA personnel to contact Yvonne.
4. Failure to return the money from the ticket sales and all unsold tickets before the allotted time
according to the session in which your school is participating will result in the school being charged
the entire $10.00 for all tickets that were issued to the school. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
5. AFTER the settlement is complete, the LHSAA will reimburse each school $1.00 for each ticket sold.
DO NOT DEDUCT YOUR AMOUNT FROM THE SALES.
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LHSAA ADVANCED TICKET CONSIGNMENT
BOYS’ TOP 28 BASKETBALL FINALS
SCHOOL NAME
# of TICKETS
PRICE PER TICKET
TOTAL DUE
$10.00
These tickets are being released to the above consignee with the following conditions:
1. Consignee is responsible for these tickets regardless if whether they are lost, stolen, or destroyed.
2. In the event of cancellation of an event, the consignee is responsible for refunding payments to purchasers.
*** All tickets shall be paid for and/or returned to the LHSAA during scheduled practice times for each team.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
My signature acknowledges both agreement to and receipt of the tickets shown above.
Special Instructions:
________________________________________________
School Representative Signature
Date
_______________________________________________
LHSAA Representative Signature
Date
DO NOT COMPLETE THE SECTION BELOW UNLESS YOU ARE RETURNING TICKETS CONSIGNEED TO YOUR SCHOOL
TICKET RETURNS
TICKET TYPE
NUMBER OF TICKETS BEING
RETURNED TO THE LHSAA
PRICE PER TICKET
TOTAL DEDUCT from
CONSIGNMENT
_________________________________________________
School Representative Signature
Date
_________________________________________________
LHSAA Representative Signature
Date
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE to LHSAA
(Consignment Total Minus Returned Tickets)
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CHEERLEADER, DANCELINE AND BAND INFORMATION
Cheerleaders
1. Admitted through Team Entrance located on the South corner of the Coliseum under covered
walkway. (See diagram on pgs. 22 & 23)
2. Eighteen (18) passes for cheerleaders and two (2) sponsor passes – all others will have to pay
an additional $5.00 above that.
3. Mascots will not have to pay as long as they are in costume.
Cheerleaders that arrive early may sit in Sections 113,114,115,127,128 or 129.
Dance Teams and Cheer Teams Performance
Dance and Cheer Teams will be allowed to perform on the night their school is participating. Dance
and Cheer Teams wishing to perform MUST fill out Dance Team/ Cheerleading Participating Form and send to
the LHSAA office to the attention of S. Lacy Macdiarmid @ 225-300-4248. Failure to receive form will result in
your school not being allowed to perform. Only one team allowed to perform at halftime and should not
exceed two minutes. Passes will be available for up to two dance coaches.
Band, Pep Squad
Band Directors or sponsors may purchase tickets for $5.00 each at the Team Pass Gate located on the
South side of the coliseum. Band Director will receive a pass.
All band members and pep bands must be together upon entering Coliseum. Buses may drop off these members
at the same location as the Team Gate. Twenty or less members may sit in Sections 1,2,3,4,5 and 6, which
are located at the end of the court during the game. Any more than 20 will have to sit in upper sections. Early
arrivals will report to the following sections:
- Visiting: Sections 201, 202, 229 and 230
- Home: 214, 215, 216 and 217
***ALL SPIRIT GROUPS AND BAND MEMBERS NEED TO ARIVE IN UNIFORM AND READY TO
PERFORM. RESTROOMS HAVE LIMITED SPACE AND ARE NOT TO BE USED AS DRESSING
ROOMS. THIS INCLUDES PUTTING ON MAKE-UP, CURLING HAIR, ETC. SPECTATORS NEED
TO BE ABLE TO ENTER AND LEAVE RESTROOMS QUICKLY WITHOUT ANY COMPLICATIONS.
THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION***
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2015 PEP BAND GUIDELINES
The LHSAA encourages your school’s band participation at the 2015 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL/LHSAA BOYS & GIRLS
TOP 28 tournament and we appreciate your involvement. In order for the tournament to operate smoothly and consideration be
given to all participates, we are requiring the following guidelines be adhered to during your team’s participation in the state
tournament. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Assistant Executive Director, Ronda Richardson.
**A PEP BAND MUST CONSIST OF A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS **
1. EVERY MEMBER OF THE BAND MUST HAVE A TICKET
2. BAND MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY DIRECTOR/SPONSOR
3. BAND MUST ENTER THE COLISEUM THROUGH THE TEAM GATE (SOUTH SIDE UNDER COVERED
WALKWAY)
**PEP BAND MUST SIT ON UPPER LEVEL ON THE SAME SIDE AS YOUR TEAM’S BENCH FOR TWENTY
OR MORE OR IN THE STUDENT SECTION IF THERE ARE LESS THAN TWENTY ON THE END NEAR THE
TEAM’S BENCH****
WHEN BAND IS ALLOWED TO PLAY/NOT PLAY
ACTIVITY
PLAYING WHILE ANOTHER MATCH(ES)
IS GOING ON AT ANYTIME
PRIOR TO YOUR MATCH (WARM-UPS)
PLAY
NO
COMMENT
YES/EXCEPT
IF THERE ARE TEAMS PLAYING ON
THE OTHER COURTS
DURING INVOCATION/NATIONAL
ANTHEM
DURING PUBLIC ADDRESS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WHILE NORMAL PLAY IS IN
PROGRESS ON ANY COURT
WHEN OPPOSING TEAM’S BAND IS
PLAYING
NO
DURING TIME-OUTS
YES/EXCEPT
BETWEEN MATCHES
YES/EXCEPT
AFTER THE GAME AND PRIOR TO
AWARDS PRESENTATION
YES
DURING ACTUAL AWARDS
PRESENTATION
NO
NO
NO
NO
DIRECTORS/SPONSORS HAVE TO
COORDINATE THIS. PLEASE
COOPERATE WITH EACH OTHER.
BANDS CAN NOT PLAY IF THERE IS A
SPECIAL P.A. ANNOUNCEMENT OR IF
THERE ARE MATCHES BEING
PLAYED ON THE OTHER COURTS
BANDS CAN NOT PLAY IF THERE IS A
SPECIAL P.A. ANNOUNCEMENT OR IF
THERE ARE MATCHES BEING
PLAYED ON OTHER COURTS
ONCE AWARDS HAVE BEEN CARRIED
TO CENTER COURT- BAND MUST
STOP PLAYING
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2015 TOP 28 BASKETBALL SEMI-FINALS
DANCE TEAM/CHEERLEADING HALFTIME PARTICIPATION FORM
THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT AND RETURNED TO THE LHSAA TO THE ATTENTION OF S. LACY MACDIARMID
NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 24, 2015 AT 12:00 PM
FAILURE TO RETURN THIS FORM TO THE LHSAA SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DANCE TEAM/CHEERLEADING SQUAD
NOT BEING ALLOWED TO PERFORM
PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR COMPLETED FORM ON TIME. DO NOT ASSUME
THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED IT!! EMAIL S. LACY MACDIARMID to [email protected] FOR CONFIRMATION.
*** SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE BOTH GROUPS PERFORM ON THE SAME NIGHT. ONLY ONE GROUP
WILL BE ALLOWED TO PERFORM AT HALFTIME OF YOUR GAME. (Performing groups other than cheerleaders must pay
$5.00)
(PLEASE PRINT)
SCHOOL _________________________________________________________
OUR DANCE TEAM WILL PERFORM FOR THE FOLLOWING BASKETBALL TEAM FROM OUR SCHOOL
BOYS’ _____________
GIRLS’ _________________ DATE: _________________
GAME TIME: __________________
OUR CHEERLEADERS WILL PERFORM FOR THE FOLLOWING BASKETBALL TEAM FROM OUR SCHOOL.
BOYS’ _____________
GIRLS’ _________________ DATE: _________________
GAME TIME: __________________
DANCE TEAM SPONSOR ___________________________________________________
DANCE TEAM SPONSOR CONTACT NUMBER ________________________________
CHEERLEADER SPONSOR __________________________________________________
CHEERLEADER SPONSOR CONTACT NUMBER ________________________________
MUSIC MUST BE ON CD AND MUST BE PRESENTED TO S. LACY MACDIARMID AT THE EVENT UPON YOUR ARRIVAL.
YOUR TIME OF PERFORMANCE SHALL NOT LAST ANY LONGER THAN 2 MINUTES
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CHEERLEADER/DANCELINE SPONSORS:
BURTON COLISEUM RESTROOMS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR
DRESSING/MAKE-UP PREPERATIONS. PLEASE ADVISE YOUR SQUADS.
IF YOUR SCHOOL WINS THEIR SEMI-FINAL GAME AND YOU WISH TO PERFORM AT HALFTIME OF THEIR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE DANCE/CHEERLEADING PARTICIPATION FORM
AGAIN AND EMAIL TO S. LACYMACDIARMID THE DAY AFTER WINNING SEMI-FINAL.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT LACY AT THE LHSAA OFFICE.
S. LACY MACDIARMID
LHSAA ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO
ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RONDA RICHARDSON
[email protected]
Telephone: 225-300-4208
Fax: 225-300-4248
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Allstate Sugar Bowl Title Sponsor
Allstate Sugar Bowl is the Title Sponsor of the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Basketball Semi-Finals.
JD Bank Presenting Sponsor
JD Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Basketball Semi-Finals.
Official Thirst Quencher of the LHSAA
POWERADE supplied to each team, courtesy of Coca Cola
Allstate Sugar Bowl Championship & Runners-Up Trophies and Individual Awards
Sponsored by Allstate Sugar Bowl
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