NFHS

consortium
April 13, 2022

NFHS Holds Officials Consortium This Week

Leaders from more than 50 sports organizations have descended on Indianapolis this week to discuss the recruitment and retention of officials during the first-ever NFHS Officials Consortium at the Conrad Hotel. A recent survey of state high ...


referee shortage
February 17, 2022

Niehoff, NFHS Weigh In on Referee Shortage

No matter where you are in the country, it's very likely you've felt the ramifications of the nationwide referee shortage affecting mainly youth and high school athletics. Dr. Karissa Niehoff, the executive director of the National Federation of S...


wet bulb
February 17, 2022

How to Get Free Wet Bulb Globe Thermometers to Protect Your Athletes

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Foundation has announced a grant program to distribute 5,000 wet bulb globe thermometers to high schools across the country. The $1.5 million program will provide schools with an import...


uhsaa
January 25, 2022

UHSAA Adopts 35-Second Shot Clock In Basketball

The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) will feature a new wrinkle in its Boys’-and-Girls’ Basketball games, starting in the 2022-23 school year. In a meeting last week, the UHSAA Board-of-Trustees voted to add a 35-second shot clock...


unified
November 15, 2021

4 Tips to Starting a Unified Sports Program

For as long as they’ve been around, sports have brought people together. It’s inclusive by nature. And the Special Olympics, with the help of academic institutions across the country, is working to ensure sports stay inclusive for everyone of all...


referee shortage
October 26, 2021

NFHS Cites Referee Shortage in US as ‘Crisis Level’

Since taking on the position of the executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Dr. Karissa Niehoff has penned op-eds on issues surrounding high school athletics. So when the ever-growing referee shortag...


maine
September 28, 2021

Maine HS Field Hockey Programs at Odds with Goggle Mandate

In 2020, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) revised its rules for the sport of field hockey, no longer requiring players to wear protective goggles during competition — leaving the choice up to the player. Maine is one...


cardiac
August 31, 2021

Updates for Assessing Potential Cardiac Issues in Athletes with Prior COVID

An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) reconvened this summer to update guidance from last summer for assessing – befor...