Health & Safety

2020-21 Soccer Rules Guidelines for COVID

Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members of their teams. These guidelines …

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Comprehensive Fall 2020 Return to Sport Guidelines

Mississippi High School Activities Association Comprehensive Fall 2020 Return to Sport Guidelines Updated: August 25, 2020   Purpose Statement By implementing well understood concepts, many of which will be familiar as part of return to workouts guidelines issued for Summer 2020, we aim to reintroduce sports and  extra-curricular activities and …

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2020-21 Track and Field Considerations for COVID

Covid 19 track and field considerations Final 2020-21 Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Considerations In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Track and Field Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered …

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2020-21 Softball Rule Considerations for COVID

SOFTBALL Considerations 2020-21 Softball Rule Considerations In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Softball Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season. The considerations outlined in this document are …

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2020-21 Baseball Considerations for COVID

BASEBALL considerations FINAL 2020-21 Baseball Considerations In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Baseball Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season. The considerations outlined in this document are …

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Medical Minute for pre-game conference

MHSAA Pre-Game Medical Minute (For All Sports) Before each contest, host school game administrator shall discuss medical issues related to the competing teams, venue, and access to medical care. Pre-Game Management Meeting shall include: The head coaches for all competing teams The head official The game administrator(s) The medical staff …

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Host School Checklist for Conducting High School and Middle School Contests

HOST SCHOOL CHECKLIST: (Regular Season, Tournaments, Classics, etc.) Host school must receive tournament approval for sanctioning the event before the event occurs. All tournaments must be sanctioned (catastrophic insurance, out-of-state team’s approval, in-state approval of non-member schools, tournament receipts and expenditures).  Third-party involvement as a tournament host must be requested …

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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 14 – 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 …

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Medical guidance for return to play from COVID

https://nfhs.org/articles/nfhs-amssm-guidance-for-assessing-cardiac-issues-in-high-school-student-athletes-with-covid-19-infection/   An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has issued guidance for assessing potential cardiac issues in high school student-athletes with COVID-19 infection. The guidance is included in the “Cardiopulmonary Considerations …

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A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention

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 and implementing a specific hydration plan, keeping your athletes well-hydrated, …

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2020 cross country guidelines for COVID

XC–Covid Guide 2020-21 Cross Country Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members …

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2020 volleyball guidelines for COVID

Volleyball–Covid Guide 2020-21 Volleyball Rules Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members …

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2020 football guidelines for COVID

Football–Covid Guide 2020 Football Season  Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members …

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2020 cross country rules considerations

Covid 19 cross country considerations FINAL 2020-21 Cross Country Considerations In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Track and Field Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season. The …

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NFHS offers ‘COVID-19 for Coaches’ course

https://nfhslearn.com/courses/covid-19-for-coaches-and-administrators The COVID 19 pandemic presents a myriad of challenges to high school athletic and activity programs. To help address some of those challenges, the National Federation of State High School Associations has developed “COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators.” The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee developed “Guidance for Opening Up …

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