Alabama High School Athletic Association Announces New Alignments for Spring Sports

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Central Board of Control has finalized school alignments for the spring sports season, impacting baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf, and outdoor track for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic years. This announcement follows a special virtual meeting held on Thursday.

Alignments for fall and winter sports were released earlier in December and March, based on the reclassification of schools and the number of institutions declaring participation in each sport. Some sports may consist of two or more classes in a division, depending on the number of declared participants.

Key Changes in Classification

Reclassification is conducted biennially by the AHSAA Central Board of Control, as outlined in the AHSAA Constitution and By-Laws. “I want to thank the Central Board and AHSAA staff for their dedicated effort and input,” said AHSAA Executive Director Alvin Briggs. “As always, it was a difficult job, but everyone worked together to find the best solution as we move forward.”

Baseball

Private schools affected by the Competitive Balance Factor (CBF) include:

  • Sumiton Christian (1A to 2A)
  • Houston Academy (3A to 4A)
  • Westbrook Christian (3A to 4A)
  • American Christian (4A to 5A)
  • UMS-Wright is promoted to 5A due to enrollment changes

Teams dropping back a class include:

  • Decatur Heritage (3A to 2A)
  • Briarwood Christian (6A to 5A)
  • Faith Academy (6A to 5A)

Public Schools being adjusted include:

  • Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (6A to 7A)
  • Spain Park (7A to 6A)
  • Jasper (5A to 6A)
  • Priceville (4A to 5A)
  • Hatton (2A to 4A)
Softball
  • Houston Academy is the only softball team moving up by competitive balance, promoted from 4A to 5A.
  • UMS-Wright (4A to 5A – due to enrollment changes).
  • Briarwood Christian (6A to 5A).
  • Jasper (5A to 6A)
  • Priceville (4A to 5A)
  • Hatton (2A to 4A)
Soccer

Eight soccer teams (both boys and girls) are being promoted due to competitive balance:

  • Saint James, St. Luke’s, and Westminster-Oak Mountain move from 1A-3A to 4A.
  • Bayside Academy, St. Michael, Westbrook Christian, and Westminster Christian move from 4A to 5A.
  • Montgomery Academy transitions from 6A to 7A.
Tennis

Six tennis teams will be promoted:

  • Indian Springs
  • Providence Christian
  • Saint James
  • Houston Academy
  • UMS-Wright
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal

Click here to check out the full realignment breakdown from the AHSAA

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