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, aiaonline.org.
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.
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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