Registration underway for the 2018 Dayton Shootout

2018 Dayton Shootout Registration Form

It’s time to get registered for the 2018 Dayton Shootout, which will be held in the fall for top players in not only the Dayton area, but throughout Ohio.

Again this year, the event will be held at Bethel High School on Sunday, September 16 starting at 9 AM. The morning session will include high-level skill work, and in the afternoon, the players will play in two games used to evaluate their game. Each player who participates, whether they are Dayton kids or not, will go into a college coaches book that will be distributed to every college in the region. Also in 2018, we will be live streaming all of the main-court games for college coaches to view!

As an added bonus for those who are from the Dayton area, it will be their final chance to get placed in the prestigious Dayton Top 100 which comes out in November.

With the fall NCAA Division 1 evaluation period now gone, and the OGBR Top 64 event moving back to July, you have a chance to be a part of what will now be considered the premiere girls basketball event in Ohio during the fall!

Here are some of the highlights for the Dayton Shootout this fall:

-We will be live streaming the afternoon evaluation games that are played on the main court, and every team will get to play at least one game on the main court. It will be a great opportunity to allow coaches to watch the event, or on demand.

-The morning training session will conducted by former college basketball legends from Ohio, themed toward a college skillset and practice atmosphere.

-Every college coach in the region will receive a complimentary copy of the coaches book.

-We are planning a roundtable during lunch with guest speakers on various aspects of the game.

Reminder, we are only taking 80 players so get your registration in soon!

New transfer bylaw could change soon

Membership to vote on bylaw modification during annual referendum voting period May 1-15

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Member high schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association will vote in May on a proposed change to the OHSAA’s transfer bylaw, which is among seven items approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors Thursday to go on the ballot during the OHSAA’s annual referendum voting period.

The proposed change, which can only be approved by a majority vote of the OHSAA’s 819 member high schools, changes the sit-out period for transfer students who do not meet one of the established exceptions to the transfer bylaw. Currently, transfer students who do not meet an exception must sit out preseason contests and the first half of the regular-season before becoming eligible to participate. Instead, the proposed change would have students sit out the second half of the regular-season and the OHSAA postseason tournament.

Member schools will vote on all proposed changes from May 1-15, with results announced on May 16. If approved by the membership, the change would become effective immediately and apply to any students who transfer after May 16, 2018. Changes to the OHSAA Constitution and Bylaws can only come from a majority vote of the member schools.

“Much of the feedback we have received from the membership indicates that the current consequence – sitting out the first half of the regular-season – is not a significant deterrent,” Dr. Dan Ross, OHSAA Executive Director, said. “If a student knows that the end of the regular-season and the tournament will still be available, they are more likely to transfer. We don’t believe that a high number of transfers is good for education-based athletics.”

There are 11 exceptions in the transfer bylaw, the most common being a change of residence into a new school district, which grant immediate eligibility. For decades, the consequence for transferring without meeting one of the exceptions was ineligibility for an entire calendar year in all sports regardless of which sports the student played at the previous school. In 2013, the transfer bylaw was changed to its current format, which calls for ineligibility during the first half of the season in the sports that the student played in the previous 12 months prior to the date of transfer.

The full text of the current referendum proposals is posted at:

Welcome to the Dabbelt Report

Welcome to The Dabbelt Report, Ohio’s top girls basketball media outlet. Jim Dabbelt has been writing and promoting women’s basketball throughout the Buckeye State since 1986. While his roots are in the Dayton area, this outlet will be a voice that promotes the sport throughout Ohio.