From the Executive Director

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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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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Guidance for a Return to High School Marching Band

The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the NFHS Music Committee offer this document as guidance on how state associations can consider approaching the many components of returning to high school marching band activities across the United States.Please find the guidelines here

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Reminder about schedules, rosters

MHSAA Weekly Reminder of Upcoming Events (January / February) Jan. 13:       Archery first match begins (Classic) Jan. 15:       Mississippi Athletic Administrators Conference begins (Biloxi, MS) Jan. 18:       MHSAA Choral Music Winter Meeting (MHSAA Office) Jan. 25:       Bowling & …

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Congratulations to band champions

This past Saturday, November 2, the MBA/MHSAA concluded its State Championship Marching. Classifications 3A & 4A competed at Germantown High School and classifications 1A, 2A, & 5A competed at Pearl High School. Special thanks to Mississippi Band Masters for organizing these championships along with Jeff Cannon MHSAA band event liaison. …

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MHSAA continues to focus on student-athletes

2019-10-18 MHSAA Newsletter As we enjoy another successful fall season, the Mississippi High School Activities Association continues to direct its focus to student-athletes,not only in academic and athletic achievement but also in helping develop young people into excellent citizens. As a voluntary, non-profit association, our many and varied interscholastic education-based …

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MHSAA, Smitty Officials Apparel continue partnership for 2019-20 school year

The MHSAA is pleased to continue to enhance its relationship with Smitty Official’s Apparel. Smitty has quickly grown into a national leader in the manufacturing of officiating apparel with almost 3,000 products in various styles and sizes. Smitty Officials Apparel sells shirts in all 50 states and has special agreements …

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MHSAA Renews Partnership with Team Assure

  Re: Zero-Deductible Student Athlete Insurance   MHSAA Renews Partnership with Team Assure, Inc.   MHSAA is pleased to continue its long relationship and existing partnership with one of the nation’s leading student athletic accident insurance companies, Team Assure, Inc.  As a Mississippi licensed company, Team Assure, Inc. specializes in …

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Congratulations to baseball champions

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS AND RUNNER-UPS!! Class 1A champion: Smithville Class 1A runner-up: Stringer Class 2A champion: Calhoun City Class 2A runner-up: Taylorsville Class 3A champion: North Pontotoc Class 3A runner-up: Magee Class 4A champion: New Hope Class 4A runner-up: Sumrall Class 5A champion: West Jones Class …

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Congrats to fast pitch champions

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 STATE FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS & RUNNER-UP’S …..   MHSAA Fast-Pitch Softball Class 1A champion: Vardaman Class 1A runner-up: Smithville Class 2A champion: Philadelphia Class 2A runner-up: Enterprise (Clarke) Class 3A champion: South Pontotoc Class 3A runner-up: Choctaw Central Class 4A champion: Newton County Class 4A runner-up: …

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Congratulations to team tennis champions

Congratulations to championship and runner-up teams from the MHSAA State Team Tennis Championships in Jackson. Class 6A champion: Madison Central Class 6A runner-up: Ocean Springs Class 5A champion: Stone Class 5A runner-up: Lafayette Class 4A champion: New Albany Class 4A runner-up: Newton County Class 3A champion: St. Andrew’s Class 3A …

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Spring season reminders

Tennis Reminder: 2019 Team Tennis Championships April 26, 2019 Parham Bridge Tennis Center Jackson, MS   2019 Individual Tennis Championships April 29 – May 1, 2019 Oxford , MS   Girls Golf Reminder: 2019 Girls Golf Championships April 29 – 30, 2019 Various sites found at misshsaa.com / golf   Speech & …

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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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