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Solar Eclipse Information

AAS-Solar-Eclipse-Safety-v170210 AOA_Solar_Eclipse_Across_America_infographic_vert_Final As many of you know, this coming Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur in a 70-mile-wide swath stretching across the United States, from Lincoln City, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. While many schools will already be in session, there are still a large number …

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School safety protocols for athlete, coach, spectator

Student (All Sports) Pre-participation Physical Form Pre-participation Student Participation Clearance Form (Parent signature) Pre-participation Concussion Form (Parent signature) 14 – Day Acclimatization Period Preseason Parent / Student / Coach Meeting Coach (All Sports) First Aid Certification (5 yr. recertification period, NCSS, American Red Cross) C.P.R. Certification (2 yr. recertification period) …

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Lightning Guidelines for the MHSAA Member Schools

The implementation of the Lightning Detector requirement is not meant to supplant common sense or to ignore visual sightings of lightning strikes, but rather to be used as an adjunct to increase the safety and well-being of athletes, fans, and officials at outdoor events. Today’s advanced technology provides relatively reliable …

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A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention

A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention-2   A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Course Objectives: Recognize that Exertional Heatstroke (EHS) is the leading preventable cause of death among athletes. Know the importance of a formal pre-season heat acclimatization plan. Know the importance of having …

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The 14-day heat acclimatization period

These guidelines, on the recommendation of the MHSAA SMAC, were approved by the MHSAA Executive Board, and they will be enforced beginning the 2014 – 2015 school year. The 14-Day Heat Acclimatization Period The heat-acclimatization period is defined as the initial 14 consecutive days of preseason practice for all student …

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MHSAA Concussion Policy

A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious.  They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head.  They can range from mild to severe and can …

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South Carolina football player dies after collapsing at practice

According to The State newspaper in South Carolina, a 14-year-old football player on the River Bluff football team died Wednesday after collapsing at practice. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Lexington Medical Center Emergency Department. Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/high-school/prep-football/article95002192.html  

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Heat illness prevention course

http://nfhslearn.com/courses/34000/heat-illness-prevention Exertional heat stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. Exertional heat stroke also results in thousands of emergency room visits and hospitalizations throughout the nation each year. This free course, brought to you by EAS Sports Nutrition, a division of Abbott Labs, is designed …

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Heads Up Football Certification

Heads Up Football High School Supported and endorsed by the Mississippi High School Activities Association  In addition to the support from the Mississippi High School Activities Association, the New Orleans Saints have partnered with USA Football to cover the cost for all Mississippi high school coaches to get Heads Up …

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5 ‘H’s’ of Athlete Safety

  Athlete safety is a priority for the Mississippi High School Activities Association, and through our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, we continue to strive to provide best practice information for coaches, administrators, athletes, and parents on how best to keep our youth safe. While there is inherent risk in athletic …

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Safety courses online at nfhslearn.com

NFHS (SAFETY) COURSES CURRENTLY ONLINE FOR HS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES nfhslearn.com 1. First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches 2. Concussion in Sports 3. Heat Illness Prevention 4. Sudden Cardiac Arrest 5. Coaching Pole Vault 6. Strength and Conditioning 7. Sports Nutrition 8. Introduction to Pitch Smart 9. Blocking, …

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NFHS, states continue efforts to reduce concussion risks

NFHS, STATE ASSOCIATIONS CONTINUE EFFORTS TO REDUCE RISK OF CONCUSSIONS IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL As the end of the 2015 high school football season nears completion, this provides the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 member state associations an opportunity to reflect on the work …

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Sudden cardiac arrest course

http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61032/sudden-cardiac-arrest Sudden Cardiac Arrest Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens when the heart unexpectedly stops beating and pumping blood. With content developed …

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Beware of lightning

One of the most magnificent natural phenomena, lighting is often believed to be an infrequent occurrence. According to the National Weather Service, lightning hits the earth 8.6 million times a day. Lightning is a spark that can reach over 5 miles in length, attain a temperature of approximately 50,000º F, …

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