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LHSAA Seeks Director of Technology

The LHSAA has an opening for the Director of Technology. Click HERE for the job description. Please have a resume and cover letter emailed to Kathie Smith or Eddie Bonine by Friday, November 8, 2019.

No Linkage to CTE From Playing High School Football

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director When it comes to the long-term effects of concussions in sports, there is a wide range of information published – almost on a daily basis. Unfortunately, much of the media coverage as it relates to high school sports – and particularly the sport of football – is misleading. Last week, the Concussion Legacy Foundation introduced its new public-service announcement that compared youth football dangers to smoking. As the pre-teen football players puff on cigarettes, the voiceover says, “Tackle football is like smoking, the younger I start, the longer I’m exposed to danger.” The “Tackle Can Wait” campaign by the foundation is an attempt to steer children under the age of 14 into…

LHSAA History

The mission of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is to serve its member schools by providing unified and equitable administrative leadership within the realm of education-based athletics, founded on core values that foster the ideals of respect, responsibility, citizenship, and academic development for our student-athletes. The LHSAA strives to fortify the integrity of its member schools, across the state, by promoting the concepts of sportsmanship, integrity, excellence in academics and life-long values as the principle foundations of Louisiana athletics. At the annual convention in 2013, the LHSAA membership defined the post-season format for football only and membership also defined what it meant to be a select school or a non-select school. Non-select schools play in post-season classes, while select…

LHSAA 2018 Summer Hours

Per LHSAA Policy and Procedure "Holidays and Summer Hours of Operation" prescribes the LHSAA office schedule for the summer including the hours of operation, days of the week, the week on the calendar to begin and end. It is as follows: Mondays through Thursdays 8:00am - 4:00pm which shall begin the week following Memorial Day (Tuesday, May 29, 2018) and shall reume the regular Monday through Friday schedule, the second week of August (August 6, 2018).

2018-19 LHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

We are pleased to announce that the following students have been nominated and selected to serve on the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the 2018-2019 school year: SCHOOL CLASS STUDENT Benton 4A Kobi Crayton Airline 5A Avery Meeks Forest B Kinley Smith Ouachita Parish 5A Zachary Shaw Holy Savior Menard 2A Anderson DeWitt Lacassine B Natalie Clemmons DeRidder 4A Chadwick “Chip” Menard Lake Arthur 2A Deonna Brister Gueydan 1A Rebekah Lepretre St. John School 1A Madison Young University High School 3A Ellie Russo St. Thomas Aquinas 2A Caroline Eschete Holden B Emma Hutchinson Mandeville 5A Elizabeth Latiolais Metairie Park Country Day 2A Elizabeth Rogers Patrick F. Taylor 2A Myles Mackie

LHSAA Healthcare Bid

We are currently taking bids to become the Official Healthcare Provider of the LHSAA (Below are all the necessary forms for the submittal process) 2018 LHSAA Healthcare Provider RFP | Proposal Cover Sheet | Provider Key Contacts

Injury Prevention in the Overhead Athlete

Coaches, players, parents (baseball, softball, QB's, and volleyball) - this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 15-16), Tulane University will be hosting a lectureship on "Injury Prevention in the Overhead Athlete" in the Yulman Stadium’s Multi-Purpose Room on Tulane University Campus This lecture will be FREE to coaches, athletes, and parents; $85 for Physicians; $50 for Allied Health. The Keynote Speaker will be Ben Kibler MD, FACSM | Lexington Sports Medicine, Lexington, Ky. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit via Tulane University. Click HERE for all the details

LHSAA Compliance/Investigative Team Technology Summit

The LHSAA hosted a Technology Summit for the Compliance/Investigative Team on Thursday, Aug. 10. Executive director, Mr. Eddie Bonine shared that these compliance officers are “integral to what we do...” The team also “ensures that [LHSAA] member schools are doing what they are supposed to do…as it comes to forms, clearing some athletes to participate so that across our state, we have a consistency for eligibility rules that makes the athletes in all of our sports eligible.” Mr. Bonine began the meeting by introducing new members of the LHSAA staff and then acquainted the compliance/investigative team to their new Samsung Galaxy tablets. “We’re going to work smarter, versus harder,” Mr. Bonine shared. The tablets “are a one stop shop” and…

Celebrating the LHSAA Winter State Champions

The sun is out. Flowers are blooming. Grass is greener. Birds are singing. Today marks the first day of spring, and this past weekend the LHSAA wrapped up its winter sports season at the conclusion of five consecutive weeks. After six different championship events, let's celebrate 49 state championship teams from all across Louisiana. The stretch from mid-February through mid-March is a magical time for high school sports in Louisiana. It’s exhausting for those involved, but almost every day we are celebrating someone new on a statewide level. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament led things off as 11,000+ people filled the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City on February 10-11. Divisions II and III saw repeat champions in Teurlings…

Zurich Classic and the Fore!Kids Foundation: LHSAA Flood Relief Opportunity

To: LHSAA Member School Principals, Athletic Directors, and Coaches From: Mitch Small, LHSAA Director of Marketing Subject: LHSAA Flood Relief Opportunity Good Afternoon All, This past November the Fore!Kids Foundation in conjunction with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans donated funds to the LHSAA that was used to cover the cost of the State Cross Country Meet timing system. This started a relationship between the foundation and the Zurich Classic which is the New Orleans Open, a PGA Tour golf event. We have been contacted by the Zurich Classic and the Fore!Kids Foundation and given the opportunity to participate in their “PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge.” This program allows anyone to vote online for the charity of your choice and provides…

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