Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson

Gainesville, FL

About Me

Director of Athletics at the Florida High School Athletic Association for Track & Field. 15 yrs track & field and cross country coach previous. Former AD and happy to help drive the sport forward.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
4 days ago COMPETE in 5 Meets
@CoachGCracker There are many rules about many things in everything we do. Why have a speed limi...
6 days ago Become and Official!
@CoachGCracker You are correct. In state series competition, it would not be appropriate for coa...
7 days ago Become and Official!
FHSAA is looking for new officials to help meet the needs of our student-athletes and meets hosts...
13 days ago Athletes and Coaches - Learn By Doing Clinic at Embry Riddle this weekend - FACA+
"WARMER"
28 days ago Region sites up on FHSAA webpage-- ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!!
The spearhead method will be used over 3 preliminary heats. The section you quoted is an obvious...
28 days ago Region sites up on FHSAA webpage-- ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!!
@Raycer131 All of the answers to your speculating are in the updated manual which has been in the...
2 months ago Broward Elite-Hoka One One 2 Mile Distance Showcase & Javelin Clinic/Competition-Nov. 17th
@gatorjav What happened to the venue?
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
@mbecker Let the good-weather dances commence!
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
@Stevefarn My 20+ years involvement in the sport must put me somewhere other than the real world,...
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
@Stevefarn We have made a tweek to the schedule to have an earlier finish and address the 100m/4x...
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
@PHSTRAX We have two other state championship events scheduled for Friday and Saturday of that we...
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
@Longhorn The districts will all be on specified days, as well, to ensure proper coverage by offi...
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
@Hamilax You can reach me at ethompson@fhsaa.org
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
@Hamilax That comment was made by @LFCSumner3
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
Looks like my reply to Coach Barr was deleted from the thread. Here's the link to the Region Hos...
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
@LFCSumner3 Yes, sir. 1A and 2A are paired together at each region on Wed. and 3A and 4A pai...
3 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
I understand your concerns about the 100m and 4x100m. We are willing to add some time in between...
6 months ago Recruiting in High School?
@jlafollette That's a brilliant idea! Here's the new Handbook for 2017-18. http://www.fhsaa...
8 months ago Regional Cross sites and State Track host
@TJump69 Every Athletic Director was sent a digital copy of the rule book to be shared with t...
8 months ago Regional Cross sites and State Track host
We try to retain a good portion (not all as this is a negotiable item) of the gate in order to pa...
8 months ago Additional 8 "at large" athletes based on regional performances added to top 4 to make states
This is all tentative and still has not gained final approval, but I can't help but take issue wi...
9 months ago Tents or Hand held Cooler Bags at State Meet
[quote=cld3030]As a parent/coach are we allowed to set up at tent for 1 athlete and put our cool...
9 months ago A "True Team" State Championship Meet
We'd certainly want such an event to fit in the current calendar. We'd also like find ways to ex...
9 months ago Boys High Jump
[quote=jaxtrack]@coacheppa I know, yet entries on milesplit must be done in metric, but the quali...
9 months ago Coaches Survey
[quote=jlafollette]Has anyone else not received the Coach's Survey. No link on the FHSAA page ye...
9 months ago Tents or Hand held Cooler Bags at State Meet
[quote=Hamilax]I assume he means.... You just said coolers and tents are not permitted in stands ...
9 months ago Tents or Hand held Cooler Bags at State Meet
[quote=cld3030]We can't bring drinks for athletes? We are already paying $12 to get in![/quote] ...
9 months ago Tents or Hand held Cooler Bags at State Meet
[quote=schsxccoach]I'm only bringing one athlete, and not bringing a tent. I'm going to keep his ...
9 months ago Tents or Hand held Cooler Bags at State Meet
[quote=lrak]@edwardjthompson The manual states spectators bringing cooler in will have them searc...
9 months ago Clarifying Issues at the State Meet - FHSAA
Bump up that Go Fund Me goal and maybe it can cover that additional cost. (Tongue is firmly plac...
9 months ago Tents or Hand held Cooler Bags at State Meet
Can you clarify?
9 months ago Clarifying Issues at the State Meet - FHSAA
[quote=yaudie]@edwardjthompson With all due respect I completely disagree. This is the state cha...
9 months ago Clarifying Issues at the State Meet - FHSAA
[quote=southforkrunning]@edwardjthompson If it is a venue specific concern, shouldn't the dec...
9 months ago Clarifying Issues at the State Meet - FHSAA
It's a decision made by us and the games committee. It's a venue specific concern because condit...
9 months ago Clarifying Issues at the State Meet - FHSAA
I have heard concerns about this issue and it was brought up at last year's advisory committee me...
9 months ago Tents or Hand held Cooler Bags at State Meet
Coolers and tents are not permitted in the stands or inside the viewing area. They are only permi...
9 months ago FHSAA Outdoor State Finals 2017 - HJ opening height
All opening heights will be one increment lower than the lowest seeded competitor in that vertica...
9 months ago Clarifying Issues at the State Meet - FHSAA
Good morning, All: Here's some clarification for all concerning the events order, ticketing, a...
9 months ago FHSAA 2A Reg4 - 2 Days - Unfair?
@lrak It's never a good idea to count chickens before they've hatched. Respectfully.
9 months ago FHSAA 2A Reg4 - 2 Days - Unfair?
I can assure you that we are working on a draft plan for regional competition and district compet...
9 months ago FHSAA 2A Reg4 - 2 Days - Unfair?
[quote=eredondo]If FHSAA gave 2A support to do this, why wouldn't they think to also offer it to ...
9 months ago Quick question about relay teams at regionals
[quote=LSFRED]@edwardjthompson so I am assuming, a new relay card is submitted at regionals and...
9 months ago Quick question about relay teams at regionals
[quote=Longhorn]@edwardjthompson so as long as they are on the roster submitted before district...
9 months ago Quick question about relay teams at regionals
You don't like this year's version???
9 months ago Quick question about relay teams at regionals
I'm happy to oblige. Currently, when a relay qualifies from district to region and from region t...
9 months ago Trying to contact
You don't think there are any privacy issues here, especially since you're asking for medical/per...
9 months ago DNS vs. DNF as it applies to the State Series
A meaningful attempt to compete must be made. For a running event, they have to start the race. ...
9 months ago District Reassignments?
We do have provisions for that and we take a look at it every year. Being that there's four clas...
9 months ago District Reassignments?
2018-2019 will be the last year of the cycle. We are in the second year of a four year cycle.
10 months ago region 4 AA Beyond region of death
We recognize the issues you're talking about. You should take a look at the minutes from last ye...