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March/April reminders

MHSAA STATE CONCERT BAND EVALUATIONS REMINDER: Schedules for our three band evaluation sites can be found at misshsaa.com. March 25 – 28 Pearl High School (Central MS) April 1 – 4 Oak Grove High School (South MS) April 1 – 4 Tupelo High School (North MS) Legislative Council / Executive …

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Fourteen Legal Duties of Athletic Administrators

Please look forward to receiving information reminders concerning Legal Duties of Athletic Personnel in your school.There are Fourteen Points of Emphasis that we will incrementally forward (two at a time) to you by email over the next couple of weeks.Our purpose is to heighten our awareness of important steps to …

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Fourteen Legal Duties of Athletic Administrators

I. Duty to Plan II. Duty to Supervise III. Duty to Assess an Athlete’s Readiness for Practice and Competition a. Access the health and physical or maturational readiness skills and condition of athletes … develop a packet for every athlete, develop student-athlete handbooks for students and parents, Packets should include: …

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2019 Winter State Events

MHSAA Legislative Council Meeting, February 7, MHSAA Office, Clinton MS Soccer Championships: February 9th, 1A/2A/3A & 5A at Brandon High School, 4A & 6A at Ridgeland High School Bowling Championships: February 13-15, Metro 24, Jackson MS Girls Basketball Quarterfinals: February 25 – Host sites TBD Boys Basketball Quarterfinals: February 26- …

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Legal Duties of Athletic Personnel

Athletic Administrators, Please look forward to receiving information reminders concerning Legal Duties of Athletic Personnel in your school. There are Fourteen Points of Emphasis that we will incrementally forward (two at a time) to you by email over the next couple of weeks. Our purpose is to heighten our awareness …

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2019 Winter State Events

MHSAA Legislative Council Meeting, February 7, MHSAA Office, Clinton MS Soccer Championships:  February 9th, 1A/2A/3A & 5A at Brandon High School, 4A & 6A at Ridgeland High School Bowling Championships:  February 13-15, Metro 24, Jackson MS Girls Basketball Quarterfinals:  February 25 – Host sites TBD Boys Basketball Quarterfinals:  February 26- Host sites TBD Basketball Semifinals …

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Weekly Reminder of Upcoming Events

MHSAA Weekly Reminder of Upcoming Events (January / February) Jan.   9:       Mississippi Athletic Administrators Conference begins (Biloxi, MS) Jan. 12:       MHSAA Choral Music Winter Meeting (MHSAA Office) Jan. 26:       Bowling & Soccer regular seasons end Jan. 24:       …

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Digital ticketing great option for fans

The MHSAA and other NFHS state associations are experiencing great success in offering spectators and fans digital ticketing opportunities (pre-event tickets) offered online for sports and activities playoffs and championship events. Several MHSAA member schools are offering their fans easy access to purchase digital tickets in advance of the games …

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Upcoming events

Month of October Events: October 4        Legislative Council / Executive Committee October Meeting October 6        First Round Slow Pitch Softball Playoffs October 13      Regional Marching Band Evaluations at 5 Sites (Tupelo HS, East MS Community College, Pearl HS, Gulfport HS) October 15      Winter Sports – Soccer Bowling and Basketball Practices …

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Three administrators joining MHSAA Executive Committee

Chad Harrison has been an assistant superintendent for the Scott County School District  since 2014. He worked 19 seasons as girls basketball coach at Scott Central High School, winning three state championships during his tenure. Mr. Harrison was elected  by District VI to be their representative. Dr. Sue Townsend was elected …

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MHSAA To Conduct High School Counselor Workshops

Principals and Athletic Directors: Dates and sites for our 2018 MHSAA High School Counselor Workshops have been selected. The every-other-year workshop focuses on best practices, MHSAA academic eligibility and NCAA compliance so our high school counselors, with current information, are better able to assist our student athletes. Agenda, topics, and speakers will …

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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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MHSAA School Safety Protocols For Athlete-Coach-Spectator Participation

Student (All Sports and Activities) Pre-participation Physical Form Pre-participation Clearance Form Pre-participation Concussion Form 15 – Day Acclimatization Period Preseason Parent / Student / Coach Meeting Coach (All Sports & Activities) First Aid Certification (5 yr. recertification period, NCSS, American Red Cross) C.P.R. Certification (2 yr. recertification period) Concussion Course …

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Congratulations to bowling champions

CONGRATULATIONS to MHSAA State Bowling Champion teams for 2018 following last week’s tournament at Metro 24 Bowling Center in Jackson. Class I Girls: Tupelo Christian defeated East Union in the finals. Class I Boys: East Union defeated Kossuth in the finals. Class II Girls: Neshoba Central defeated Long Beach in …

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Congrats to Fast Pitch Champions

Congratulations to our 2018 MHSAA Fast-Pitch Softball Champions and Runner-up teams: Class 6A Fast-Pitch State Championship (Game 2): DeSoto Central 3, Harrison Central 1 (FINAL), Lady Jaguars win their first fast-pitch title. Class 5A Fast-Pitch State Championship (Game 2): Neshoba Central 6, Pearl River Central 2 (FINAL). Lady Rockets win …

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Congrats to 2018 tennis champs

Five schools earned championship trophies and banners Monday in the MHSAA State Tennis Championships at Bridges Tennis Center in Jackson (Class 6A and 5A) and FNC Tennis Center in Oxford (4A, 3A and Class 1A/2A). In the 6A finals, Ocean Springs defeated two-time defending champion Madison Central 5-2 for the …

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