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Arizona Interscholastic Association timeline for conference placements of sports teams – The Arizona Republic

Here is the timeline for the next two-year sports block (2022-24) and for the next football season (2022) on placing schools in conferences.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association has the timeline on its Web site,

All sports timeline except for football:

Oct. 1: Collecting enrollment, sports participation numbers, venue survey open to membership.

Oct. 7: Deadline for sports participation, enrollment, survey.

Oct. 12: The 1A-through-3A conferences meet at the AIA office to set initial conference placements. By 4 p.m., the AIA will post conference placements for 1A through 6A for all sports but football.

Oct. 19: Deadline to appeal conference placement.

Oct. 21-25: Conference committees meet to review placements and set regions.

Oct. 25: All updates to conference placement, regions posted online by the AIA.

Nov. 1: Deadline for conference and region placements appeals to AIA Executive Board.

Nov. 3-5: Conference committees review region appeals.

Nov. 15: Appeals heard.

Nov. 16: Final conference and region placements posted by AIA.

Nov. 23-Dec. 14: Conference committees put together schedules for individual sports.

Jan. 13-Feb. 24: Conference committees put together team sports schedules, except for football.

March 8: Administrators have access to all sports schedules, except 11-man football, with ability to make changes.

Football timeline:

Dec. 14: Three days after championship games conclude, football conferences meet to make initial conference placements for the 2022 season.

Dec. 15: Initial conference placements posted by 4 p.m.

Dec. 21: Deadline to appeal conference placement.

Jan. 18: Football conference appeals heard by Executive board; football conferences finalized and posted.

Jan. 25: Deadline to post region alignments for conferences.

Feb. 8: Deadline to appeal region placements to Executive Board.

Feb. 22: Executive Board meeting; football region appeals heard.

Feb. 23-March 11: Conference committees generate schedules.

March 17: 2022 football season schedules posted.

March 21: Administrators have access to schedules with ability to make changes.

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