Sports Medicine

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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Concussion conference set for Sept. 26

A Concussion Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm at The Clyde Muse Center at Hinds Community College, located at 515 Country Place Parkway, Pearl, MS. Click the link below to download a flyer about the conference. Heads Up MS flyer

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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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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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