KHSAA asks teams to stop postgame handshakes

The governing body of Kenutcky high school sports is making national headlines over its policy on post-game handshakes.

On Tuesday, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Commissioner instructed teams and individuals "not to participate in organized post game handshake lines or cremonies beyond that interaction that is required."

If schools ignore the order, they must supervise post-game handshakes and report any incidents. If a fight breaks out, the school could be fined.

"Because unfortunately after the last two to three years on more than a couple dozen occasions the kids have forgetten how to act. If you're going to do some big assembly line and you've got 30 soccer players or 75 football players in line and you know you just had a heated game you better supervise that," said Commissioner Julian Tackett.

Wednesday, the commissioner clarified, saying there is not a ban on post-game handshakes. He called his first notice Tuesday "poorly worded" and "incomplete."


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