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Posted on: Jul 9, 2020

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.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2020

Posted on: Jul 9, 2020

Policies, procedures and tournament information for nine IHSAA fall sports.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2020

The 2020-21 edition of the IHSAA By-Laws & Articles of Incorporation are now available. All new content is shaded in grey.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2020

Posted on: Jun 22, 2020

Eighteen high school student-athletes from across the Hoosier State will begin next school year as members of the 2020-21 IHSAA Student Advisory Committee (SAC).

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (2-10-20)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (2-10-2020)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

Growing up in Indiana and being the son of a high school basketball coach, I was fortunate to attend the high school boy's state finals almost every year.  I still remember watching Dick and Tom VanArsdale, the first to share the honor of Mr. Basketball, play in a final game loss to Kokomo. 

I recently read their book, "Our Basketball Lives", and enjoyed the insight they shared on their high school, college, and professional careers.  These twins, like most great athletes, shared a passion for the game they truly loved. 

In one of the many examples talked about in the book that separated these two players from others in their era, Dick was quoted as saying "It's amazing how much you can improve your game if you have a weakness, if you think about what you are doing incorrectly and how you can correct it, and then practice." 

While this quote was from 1973, it still applies to all high school athletes of today, regardless of their sport. Let's face it, every high school athlete has room for improvement. It's what you do with your practice time that separates the average athlete from the top performers. Thing about what you need to improve on and practice it every time you have that opportunity!

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