National Federation of State High School Associations


National Federation of State High School Associations
National Federation of State High School Associations
Abbreviation NFHS
Formation 1920
Type NPO
Legal status Association
Purpose/focus Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Dr.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
Region served United States
Membership 18,500+ high schools
Official languages English
Website nfhs.org
Remarks (317) 972-6900

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States. Most high schools, whether public or private, belong to their state's high school association; in turn, each state association belongs to the NFHS. Over 17,000 high schools belong to associations that are members of the NFHS. NFHS's headquarters are located in White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.[1]

However, in states that have separate associations for public and non-public high schools, only the public-school bodies are NFHS members. For example, the Texas University Interscholastic League (public schools, with non-public schools generally not allowed) is a member, while the associations governing non-public schools, the largest of which is the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, are not. Similarly, the Virginia High School League, open only to public schools, is a member, while the state's parallel associations for non-public schools are not. The same is the case in Mississippi, where the body governing public schools is a member, while the body governing private schools is not.

Iowa has separate governing associations for boys' and girls' sports – the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Only the Iowa High School Athletic Association is a full member of the NFHS; the girls' governing body is an affiliate member.

The NFHS publishes rules books for each sport or activity, and most states adopt those rules wholly for state high school competition.

The NFHS offered an online Coach Education Program in January 2007. It released a course, Fundamentals of Coaching. The NFHS has announced that it will offer a National Coach Certification in September 2009. This will enable to coaches to become a Level 1 - Accredited Interscholastic Coach issued by the NFHS.[2]

Contents

Member associations

NFHS National High School Hall of Fame

See also: U.S. high-school baseball awards

Started in 1982, the National High School Hall of Fame[53] honors high-school athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, fine arts coaches/directors and others for their achievements and accomplishments in high-school sports and activity programs.

  • Year-by-year inductions[54]
  • Inductions by state[55]

See also

References, including organizations' official websites

  1. ^ "NFHS: About Us". http://www.nfhs.org/Activity3.aspx?id=3260&linkidentifier=id&itemid=3260. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brown, Allison (September 24, 2009). "Three New Coach Education Courses Now Available". NFHS. http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=3531&terms=National%20Coach%20Certification%20Program. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.ahsaa.com
  4. ^ http://www.asaa.org
  5. ^ http://www.aiaonline.org
  6. ^ http://www.ahsaa.org
  7. ^ http://www.cifstate.org
  8. ^ http://www.chsaa.org
  9. ^ http://www.casciac.org
  10. ^ http://www.doe.state.de.us/DIAASite
  11. ^ http://www.fhsaa.org
  12. ^ http://www.ghsa.net
  13. ^ http://www.sportshigh.com
  14. ^ http://www.idhsaa.org
  15. ^ http://www.ihsa.org
  16. ^ http://www.ihsaa.org
  17. ^ http://www.iahsaa.org
  18. ^ http://www.kshsaa.org
  19. ^ http://www.khsaa.org
  20. ^ http://www.lhsaa.org
  21. ^ http://www.mpa.cc
  22. ^ http://www.mpssaa.org
  23. ^ http://www.miaa.net
  24. ^ http://www.mhsaa.com
  25. ^ http://www.mshsl.org
  26. ^ http://www.misshsaa.com
  27. ^ http://www.mshsaa.org
  28. ^ http://www.mhsa.org
  29. ^ http://www.nsaahome.org
  30. ^ http://www.niaa.com
  31. ^ http://www.nhiaa.org
  32. ^ http://www.njsiaa.org
  33. ^ http://www.nmact.org
  34. ^ http://www.nysphsaa.org
  35. ^ http://www.nchsaa.org
  36. ^ http://www.ndhsaa.com
  37. ^ http://www.ohsaa.org
  38. ^ http://www.ossaa.com
  39. ^ http://www.osaa.org
  40. ^ http://www.piaa.org
  41. ^ http://www.riil.org
  42. ^ http://www.schsl.org
  43. ^ http://www.sdhsaa.com
  44. ^ http://www.tssaa.org
  45. ^ http://www.uil.utexas.edu
  46. ^ http://www.uhsaa.org
  47. ^ http://www.vpaonline.org
  48. ^ http://www.vhsl.org
  49. ^ http://www.wiaa.com
  50. ^ http://www.wvssac.org
  51. ^ http://www.wiaawi.org
  52. ^ http://www.whsaa.org
  53. ^ National High School Hall of Fame webpage. National Federation of State High School Associations website. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  54. ^ Hall of Fame - Year by Year inductions (1982 to date). National High School Hall of Fame webpage. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  55. ^ Hall of Fame - Inductions by State. National High School Hall of Fame webpage. Retrieved 2010-08-21.

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