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Expanded Designated Hitter Role Coming to High School Baseball

Monday, July 8, 2019

The role of the designated hitter in high school baseball has been expanded to give coaches an additional option for the 2020 season.

Assisting Injured Athletes, Expansion of Exchange Zones Among Rules Changes in Track and Field

Monday, July 8, 2019

The expansion of exchange zones in short relay events, which does not require tracks to be repainted/resurfaced, as well as assisting injured athletes, are among the rules changes for high school track and field and cross country.

New Definition for Damaged Bats Highlights High School Softball Rules Changes

Monday, July 8, 2019

A new definition for a damaged bat is one of three high school softball rules changes for the 2020 season. The three rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee at its June 10-12 meeting in Indianapolis were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

NFHS Celebrates Centennial in Indianapolis During 100th Summer Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will conduct its 100th Summer Meeting June 28-July 2 in its hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. It will be the first Summer Meeting in Indianapolis and the first in Indiana since the 1966 conference in French Lick. The meeting will be held at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

Executive Committee approves updated football sectional assignments

Monday, June 24, 2019

Due to the recent change in the Tournament Success Factor point system, an updated version of the 2019 and 2020 football state tournament assignments in Classes 6A and 5A was approved Friday by the IHSAA Executive Committee.

Baseball State Finals this Week

Monday, June 17, 2019

The 53rd Annual IHSAA Baseball State Finals run Monday and Tuesday (June 17-18) at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

Tip of the Week

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

I'm a firm believer that high school athletes are made in the summer.  It's the one season where you have the free time to outwork and outdo your opponents.

Even if you have a job, it's much easier to work around than spending all day at school and worrying about school work every night.  In other words, there are no excuses.

What will you do this summer to improve yourself? Will you work on the things that help you improve? Are you willing to work out a couple of times a day? Will you truly work on your weaknesses and continue to work on those things that you are already good at?

Summer time gives you that chance to improve, grow, learn, and concentrate on those things that will make you better next school season. Don't let the athlete at a rivalry school gain the advantage that you are striving to achieve. So do your homework this summer!

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