August 7, 2017

HS sports participation nationwide up for 28th straight year

High school sports participation has increased for a 28th consecutive year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' annual survey. The NFHS unveiled its latest survey on Monday, showing that 7,963,535 students play...

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May 11, 2017

HS basketball referees will now stop play for misconduct warnings

Beginning next season, high school basketball referees will stop games to give misconduct warnings to coaches and other personnel who are unruly. The National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee made the...

February 23, 2017

NFHS makes football rules changes for blindside blocks, pop-up kicks

The National Federation of State High School Associations' Football Rules Committee this week approved 11 rules changes, most of which will be in place for the 2017 season. [caption id="attachment_14860" align="alignright" width="276"] Photo: Kevi...

November 10, 2016

N.M. calling for change after stunning end to prep football game

A wild finish to a New Mexico high school football game has the state's athletic association calling for a nationwide change to the game's rules. In late October, Goddard and Artesia high schools faced off with Artesia holding a slim 35-34 lead i...

August 1, 2016

Colorado to try out 40-second play clock in prep football

Colorado will test out a 40-second play clock this season for high school football, becoming one of three states to experiment with the new rule. Colorado had been using a 25-second clock, one that started on the official's whistle once the ball ...

July 13, 2016

NFHS modifies rule against helping injured competitors

Cross country and track athletes will now be given more latitude when they lend a helping hand to an injured competitor. Previously, assisting a fellow athlete led to a disqualification, but beginning with the 2017 season, that will be changed. Th...

January 22, 2016

Liam Frawley named NFHS Coach Educator of the Year

Tappan Zee High School (New York) Athletic Director Liam Frawley has been named Coach Educator of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations, the organization announced this week. [caption id="attachment_15189" align="al...

August 26, 2015

Ohio school district requiring all coaches to be certified

Strasburg-Franklin Local School District in Ohio has announced that all coaches in grades seven through 12 must be nationally certified beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The district becomes the state's first to require national certificatio...