The group proposing a new three-class plan unveiled the final proposal Tuesday to the North Dakota High School Activities Association Board in Valley City.
You can read about the nuts-and-bolts of the plan in The Forum or by clicking here.
Boiling it down, the plan calls for three divisions for prep basketball and volleyball ONLY during the regular season.
At state, the eight team field (four from smaller Class B schools and four from larger Class A schools) will battle for ONE title.
So the question is this: Is this a 3-class plan? The proposal assures that some of the smaller schools have a shot to make the Big Dance, and Valley City, now in limbo land because of its enrollment, may get back into the state tournament mix.
But is there a still a group in this proposal that would see their chances diminish? Maybe, maybe not.
What do you thinkÂ of the new plan? Does it have a shot to pass when it is put to a voteÂ of NDHSAA member schools next month?
Many believe it is time for a change in North Dakota prep basketball andÂ volleyball. Does there need to be a change to bring some more parity and life back toÂ the state tournament?
One of theÂ bigÂ reasons thisÂ plan was brought forwardÂ was that the Class B basketball tournaments have been decreasing in attendance for the last few years. Interest may be waning a little bit.
This, the authors of the proposal say, would re-energize the fan base.Â Agree or disagree?
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