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February 13, 2019

Play clock, instant replay among NFHS rule changes for football

From the NFHS To establish a more consistent time period between downs in high school football, the play clock will start at 40 seconds instead of 25 seconds in many cases beginning with the 2019 season. This change was one of seven rules revis...


January 18, 2019

NFHS, state associations ask sports parents to ‘Cool It!’

The NFHS has partnered with a number of state athletic associations to ask sports parents to do a better job of managing their emotions at games. Coaches and athletic directors everywhere may have already read the op-ed, titled "Dear Mom and Dad: ...


August 28, 2018

By The Numbers: 5 takeaways from the 2017-18 NFHS participation survey

The number of participants in high school sports in 2017-18 reached an all-time record high of 7,979,986, according to figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia. The number of girls partic...


August 24, 2018

High school sports participation increases for 29th straight year

From the NFHS High school sports participation is up for the 29 consecutive year, according to the latest survey numbers from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The number of participants in high school sports in ...


February 15, 2018

NFHS changes rules on home/away soccer uniforms

From the NFHS Beginning next season, visiting high school soccer teams will be required to wear solid white jerseys while the home team will wear dark colors. [caption id="attachment_14540" align="alignright" width="255"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/...


February 8, 2018

NFHS approves rule changes for high school football

High school football players found with missing or improperly worn equipment while on the field will be removed from the game for at least one down, unless the improper equipment is attributed to a foul by the opponent. This revision in Rule 1-5-5...


January 31, 2018

NFHS accepting applications for next executive director

The NFHS Board of Directors is officially announcing a vacancy for the position of executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, which has been created by the impending August 2018 retirement of Executive Director B...


January 10, 2018

NFHS to consider instant replay, play clock rules in football

The National Federation of State High School Association's Football Rules Committee meets in less than two weeks, and among the considerations will be adding a play clock and the use of instant replay. Bob Colgate, the NFHS director of sports and ...