BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Eleven high school athletic association executive directors representing each state in the Southeastern Conference footprint will gather for a meeting with SEC staff Wednesday in Nashville. The meeting will be held in conjunction with SEC Basketball Media Days at the Omni Hotel.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss relevant issues in college athletics and how they relate to issues on the high school level. The group will also exchange ideas and seek to ensure a common understanding between high school and college administrators.
"It is important for there to be a strong relationship between the SEC and the high school athletics communities in the conference footprint," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "We want to hear the concerns and the everyday challenges that face our colleagues on the high school level because we have shared goals of educating and developing the student-athletes who are entrusted to us. I look forward to a healthy exchange of knowledge that should benefit all of us engaged in the betterment of our young people."
Among the items to be discussed are legal issues in intercollegiate athletics, football recruiting and early transfer rules, Friday night events, best practices for scheduling with SEC members and pre-enrollment awards for prospective student athletes.
Additional topics of discussion include event security and officiating enhancement and development opportunities.