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(Wed) September 8, 2021
: Hazing Must Not Be Tolerated in High School Sports, Performing Arts
In a column earlier this year, we shared some lessons we have learned in high school sports and performing arts as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown last year...
 
(Wed) September 1, 2021
: Poor Sportsmanship, Pandemic Contributing to Shortage of Officials
As high schools begin a third school year of sports and other activities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a familiar issue continues to challenge administrators nationwide...
 
(Wed) August 25, 2021
: Schools, Students Taking Necessary Steps to Participate in Sports, Performing Arts
When it comes to high school sports and performing arts, there is no better time of year than fall...
 
(Mon) August 23, 2021
NFHS : NFHS, AMSSM Update Guidance for Assessing – Before Sports Participation – Potential Cardiac Issues in High School Student-Athletes with Prior COVID-19 Infection
An expert medical task force appointed by the NFHS and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine reconvened this summer to update guidance from last summer for assessing...
 
(Fri) August 13, 2021
HHSAA : HHSAA approves modified calendar
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive board by unanimous vote approved a modified calendar calling for state tournaments in every sport...
 
(Wed) August 4, 2021
: Mental, Emotional Wellness Among Topics Planned for NFHS National Virtual Student Leadership Summit
More than 10 million high school students are preparing for their participation in athletics and performing arts programs this year...
 
(Wed) July 14, 2021
: NFHS Begins Yearlong Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Title IX
The NFHS celebrated its 100th anniversary two years ago, and among all the events that have occurred since 1920...
 
(Tue) July 13, 2021
NFHS TRACK & FIELD: Field Event Safety, Uniform Changes Highlight High School Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Revisions
Two rules revisions involving the competitor’s uniform, along with procedural changes in several field events designed to reduce the risk of injury, highlight rules changes in high school track and field and cross country for the 2022 season...
 
(Mon) July 12, 2021
NFHS SOFTBALL: Player Equipment Changes Highlight Rules Revisions in High School Softball
Two significant player equipment changes involving the wearing of head coverings and beads were among the rules revisions approved in high school softball for the upcoming 2022 season...
 
(Fri) July 9, 2021
NFHS BASEBALL: Adjustment Made to Pre-Pitch Sequence in High School Baseball
High school baseball pitchers who do not receive signals from the catcher must now simulate taking a sign with one foot on the pitcher’s plate before proceeding with a pitch...
 
(Fri) July 9, 2021
NFHS ESPORTS: Introductory Esports Course Launched by NFHS Learning Center
Boasting an ever-increasing number of participants, esports continues to rise as one of the more popular and unique activity programs for high school students...
 
(Wed) July 7, 2021
: NIL Rulings Do Not Change for High School Student-Athletes
The much-anticipated changes to the fundamental structure of college sports occurred last week when the NCAA suspended its longstanding amateur rules to allow college athletes to monetize their success...
 
(Thu) June 24, 2021
NFHS : New “Title IX” Course Added to NFHS Learning Center
To educate current and future coaches, administrators, parents and student-athletes on Title IX legislation and its monumental influence on high school activities...
 
(Tue) June 22, 2021
NFHS : NFHS to Host In-Person Summer Meeting in Orlando; Virtual Coverage Provided for Select Events
Hawaii’s Thomas Yoshida to receive a NFHS Citation Award at the Summer Meeting Luncheon on June 30...
 
(Wed) June 2, 2021
: NFHS Playing Rules Committees Address Religious, Cultural Concerns of Participants
In every rules publication published by the NFHS, the following statement appears on the first page...
 
(Mon) May 31, 2021
: 2021 Hall of Honor Class Announced
The Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2021 Class of Inductees into the HHSAA Hall of Honor...
 
(Wed) May 19, 2021
FOOTBALL: Campaign Continues to Tout Benefits of High School Football
A full return to high school sports and performing arts programs – that’s the hope for this fall in schools across the country...
 
(Wed) May 12, 2021
NFHS : Shot Clock Allowed by State Adoption for High School Basketball in 2022-23
Beginning with the 2022-23 season, a 35-second shot clock will be permitted in high school basketball games by state association adoption...
 
(Fri) April 30, 2021
NFHS : Kamehameha Schools is First Hawaii School to Earn Level 1 Status in NFHS School Honor Roll Program
The National Federation of State High School Associations is pleased to announce that Kamehameha Schools (Hawai’i Campus) in Hawaii has earned Level 1 status in the NFHS School Honor Roll...
 
(Wed) April 14, 2021
: What Have We Learned During the Pandemic in High School Sports, Performing Arts?
We are excited about a potential full return to competition this fall for high school athletics and performing arts programs...
 
(Wed) February 10, 2021
: NFHS Celebrates High School Leaders During Black History Month
The NFHS is proud to join with many other groups across the country in celebrating Black History Month...
 
(Tue) February 2, 2021
NFHS : NFHS Revises Guidance on COVID-19 Transmission During High School Sports
After evaluating experiences of schools participating in high school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee has revised its May 2020 guidance document...
 
(Wed) January 20, 2021
: High School Sports, Performing Arts Can Play Role in Healing Our Nation
Never before has high school sports and performing arts been so poised to make a difference in our nation...
 
(Wed) January 13, 2021
: Efforts Continue in All States to Offer High School Sports, Performing Arts
While the normal fall, winter and spring seasons have looked a little different this year amid the pandemic, the 51 state high school associations continue with their determined efforts...
 
(Mon) January 11, 2021
: Island Energy Services Continues Support of HHSAA Despite Pandemic Year
Despite there not being a 2021 high school wrestling state championship, long-time title sponsor and high school supporter Island Energy Services, the exclusive licensee of the Texaco brand in Hawaii...
 
(Sat) January 2, 2021
HHSAA : HHSAA cancels March state championships
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association is forgoing its March 2021 state championships under their modified calendar...
 
(Wed) December 16, 2020
: With 2021 Around the Corner, All States Expected to be Playing High School Sports
We are nearing the halfway point of the most challenging school year in history...
 
(Wed) November 18, 2020
: Mitigation Efforts Must Intensify as Winter Sports, Performing Arts Begin
To play or not to play winter high school sports and other activity programs – that is the decision being considered by state high school associations,...
 
(Fri) November 13, 2020
: High School Coaches, Parents Helping Students to the Finish Line
The finish line – a familiar image in high school sports and performing arts. The breaking of the tape in a 100-meter dash...
 
(Thu) November 5, 2020
: Tracking Life-Changing Events That Occur in High School Sports, Performing Arts
Balancing concerns for the physical health of student participants competing in sports and performing arts with the social, emotional and mental health...
 
(Wed) October 28, 2020
: High School Sports Postseason Competition Returns Across Country
“Going to State” is the mantra of high school sports teams as their seasons begin...
 
(Tue) October 27, 2020
NFHS : NFHS Learning Center Releases New Content for Parents, Offers NFHS National Parent Credential
The National Federation of State High School Associations has announced additional parent-centered content on the NFHS Learning Center, along with the NFHS National Parent Credential certification...
 
(Wed) October 21, 2020
: Communities Nationwide Benefit from High School Sports, Performing Arts
What seemed improbable in any state several months ago is closing in on the finish line – the successful implementation of fall sports and activities in high schools across the country...
 
(Wed) August 26, 2020
: From Masks to Transfers Across States, High School Sports Have Different Look
How do we begin to describe the past six months in high school sports and performing arts?...
 
(Mon) August 17, 2020
HHSAA : HHSAA extends “no contact” period for all workouts and practices through Sept. 13
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive board unanimously approved the extension of the “no-contact period” for the high school sports calendar through Sunday, Sept. 13...
 
(Wed) August 5, 2020
HHSAA : HHSAA postpones start of moderate and high-risk fall sports
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive board approved by majority vote to postpone the start of moderate- and high-risk fall sports to January 2021...
 
(Wed) August 5, 2020
: Students’ Needs for High School Sports, Performing Arts Drives Decisions to Restart Programs
As leaders of state high school associations work with government, education and health leaders on a safe return of sports and other activities, some have questioned why those attempts are being made as the COVID-19 pandemic continues...
 
(Wed) July 29, 2020
: Plans to Preserve High School Sports, Performing Arts Continue Amid Pandemic
The numbers in high school activity programs are staggering – 8 million participants in sports, 4 million students in performing arts, 500,000 coaches and officials and 300 million-plus fans at contests throughout the school year...
 
(Wed) July 22, 2020
: Embracing Change is Crucial in Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts
Planning high school sports and performing arts programs as the COVID-19 pandemic continues is the biggest challenge any of our leadership has ever faced...
 
(Tue) July 21, 2020
NFHS : ‘First Aid, Health and Safety’ Revisions Provide Updated Content for Learning Center Core Course
Revisions to “First Aid, Health and Safety” have been completed to provide relevant, up-to-date content to the 10-unit course...
 
(Mon) July 20, 2020
: HHSAA institutes “no contact” period for all workouts and practices through Aug. 18
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive board by majority vote approved that effective immediately the high school sport calendar shall move into a “no-contact period” through Tuesday, Aug. 18...
 
(Wed) July 15, 2020
: With Safety Measures in Place, Students Need Sports and Performing Arts for Mental and Emotional Wellness
It’s decision time in our nation’s schools. Will the 56 million-plus students in K-12 schools be able to return to the classroom for the first time...
 
(Wed) June 17, 2020
HHSAA : HHSAA extends suspension of interscholastic practices
The HHSAA and its member leagues are extending the suspension of all interscholastic practices until return-to-play guidelines have been adopted for the reopening of facilities and workouts...
 
(Wed) June 17, 2020
NFHS : Mention of ‘Name, Image, Likeness’ Must Not Occur in Recruitment of High School Athletes
Understandably, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated every facet of our lives the past three months – so much so that the challenges that were our focus earlier this year are distant memories...
 
(Wed) June 10, 2020
NFHS : High School Sports, Performing Arts Essential to Health, Well-being of Students
The question this week has been, “How do we move forward and begin to see our world through a different lens?”...
 
(Tue) June 9, 2020
NFHS : NFHS Releases Guidelines for Return to High School Marching Band Activities
Similar to the guidance released last month for the nationwide reopening of high school athletics and activities, the NFHS has announced suggested procedures for a safe return to high school marching band activities...
 
(Thu) June 4, 2020
NFHS : NFHS to Host First Virtual National Student Leadership Summit
The NFHS hopes to reach thousands of high school students from across the nation July 20-22 with its first virtual National Student Leadership Summit...
 
(Wed) May 27, 2020
: Patience Needed as States Develop Plans for Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts
For several weeks, Americans have been awaiting answers to several questions. When will restaurants restart dine-in services?...
 
(Mon) May 25, 2020
: 2020 Hall of Honor Class Announcement
The Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2020 Class of Inductees into the Enterprise Rent-a-Car/HHSAA Hall of Honor...
 
(Wed) May 13, 2020
: Trying to Read the Crystal Ball for Re-opening High School Sports, Activities
Re-opening is the key word in sports at all levels right now...
 
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