NFHS

colorado
November 9, 2023

NFHS #BecomeAnOfficial campaign kicks off seventh year

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is kicking off its seventh year of #BecomeAnOfficial! Since the launch of this campaign in 2017, #BecomeAnOfficial has helped recruit over 112,000 applicants who have indicated their in...


participation
August 31, 2023

High school sports participation rises back to pre-pandemic levels

Participation in high school sports eclipsed 7.8 million in the 2022-23 school year, reflecting a sharp increase from the previous year. The NFHS completed its High School Athletics Participation Survey for a second time after the pandemic interru...


nebraska
May 31, 2023

Ohio high school offers semester-long referee course

An Ohio high school is doing its part in ensuring the future of scholastic sports won't continue to be threatened by a referee shortage. Boardman High School has started a sports officiating pilot class this school year and plans to offer a ...


antisemitic
May 16, 2023

NFHS updates free throws and foul procedures for 2023-24 season

Beginning next year, high school basketball teams will shoot two free throws for common fouls when in the “bonus.” This change to Rule 4-8-1 eliminates the one-and-one scenario and sets new foul limits each quarter for awarding the bonus free thr...


participation
January 17, 2023

NFHS Announces 2021-22 National Coach of the Year Winners

Twenty-three high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2021-22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. The NFHS, which has been recognizing coach...


lacrosse
August 2, 2022

NFHS Updates Rules for 2023 High School Girls Lacrosse Season

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently shared its rule changes to high school girls lacrosse for the 2023 season. In total, seven changes were proposed and approved by the NFHS Board of Directors, including pace ...


football
August 1, 2022

NFHS Rule Changes for the 2022 Football Season

Across the country, high school football teams are preparing for the Fall 2022 season. The four-to-five month road to a state championship begins in training camp, but before a team can hoist the championship hardware they have to be able to opera...


hockey
May 31, 2022

Offensive-Zone Faceoff Adjustments Headline Hockey Rule Changes

In a situation where the puck goes out of play during game action in the offensive zone, the ensuing faceoff will now remain in that zone, regardless of whether a player from the attacking team or the defending team was the last to touch the puck. ...