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NFHS

July 29, 2020

NFHS Leader Addresses COVID-19 Hot Topics in Webinar

During a webinar with the national media earlier this week, Dr. Karissa Niehoff, the executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), touched on a variety of topics as it pertains to high school sports and the C...


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June 2, 2020

State-by-state update on high school sports

As the country begins to take a turn towards returning to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, high school sports from coast to coast are preparing to resume activities. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has recently...


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June 1, 2020

MHSAA offers guidance on return of high school sports

A new guidance document issued by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) offers a gradual three-phase plan to safely reopen schools and athletics in the state. The 12-page outline issued on Friday, May 29 was highlighted by the MHSA...


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May 29, 2020

NFHS executive director: “Patience needed for restarting sports”

The National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) executive director has penned another column, urging for patience as communities begin to reopen its doors to athletics. Dr. Karissa Niehoff, in her second year of her leadership posi...


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May 21, 2020

NFHS director offers alternatives to handshakes

As athletic programs and administrations attempt to resume normal activities in the fall months, a leader among the high school athletic landscape thinks one time-honored tradition may fall to the wayside. In a recent op-ed post on The Stateline S...


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May 21, 2020

NFHS releases recommendations for reopening school sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) on Tuesday, May 19 released a series of guidelines and recommendations for its 51-member state high school organizations to consider as they prepare for the reopening of high school ath...


August 26, 2019

High school sports participation declines for first time in 30 years

For the first time in 30 years, nationwide participation in high school sports has declined from the previous year, according to a new survey from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). A total of 7,937,491 students par...


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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...