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Events: Week of Aug. 18

Please take note of the following events for the week of Aug. 18: Monday, Aug. 18: Football Rules Clinic @ LHSAA office -- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: Football Rules Clinic @ East Jefferson High School -- 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20: Handbook Certification Class @ LHSAA office -- 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: Football Rules Clinic @ Mandeville High School -- 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24: Makeup Football Rules Clinic @ LHSAA office -- 3:00 p.m.

Golden Torch Award Nominations

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) initiated the Golden Torch in 2005 to recognize a former LHSAA student-athlete who went on to participate at the collegiate level. The nominee should exemplify the meaning of the term “student-athlete” and serve as a positive example and role model for today’s high school student-athletes. LHSAA member schools can submit the names of former student-athletes who have attended college and met the criteria set forth for the Golden Torch Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, December 5, 2014. Questions about the Golden Torch Award should be directed to Nicole Griffith at ngriffith@lhsaa.org or 225-300-4201. For more information about the Golden Torch Award or to access the nomination form, choose the Golden…

Official Baden Balls for the 2014-15 School Year

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and the Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) recognizes Baden Sports, Inc. as the "Official Ball Company" for our organization. On behalf of our partnership, the LHSAA encourages our member schools to purchase products from companies that support high school athletics in Louisiana. Please refer to the linked attachement below for a list of official balls of  to be used in respective state championships and LHSAA/LHSCA All-Star Games. 2014-15 LHSAA Baden Official Ball List For more information or assistance with Baden balls, contact Louisiana Territory Manager Jesse Coxwell at jcoxwell@badensports.com or 678-517-3260.

Additional Handbook Certification Classes, Locations Added

Because the 2014-15 school year is a renewal year for handbook certification (certification is good for three years) and with the passage of the new rule that requires first-time principals, athletic directors and head coaches of any sport to attend a handbook certification class within three months of being named to that position, Mr. Henderson has scheduled six additional handbook certification classes. Instead of these being held at the LHSAA office, the classes will be taught around the state to make it more convenient for those whose attendance is required.  Below are the six additional class dates and locations. Please note that all class times will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. CLASS DATE CITY CLASS LOCATION Thursday,…

Events: Week of Aug. 11

Please take note of the following events for the week of Aug. 11: Monday, Aug. 11: Football Rules Clinic @ Ruston High School -- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12: Football Rules Clinic @ Pineville High School -- 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13: Football Rules Clinic @ Jennings High School -- 7:00 p.m.

Events: Week of Aug. 4

Please take note of the following events for the week of Aug. 4: Tuesday, Aug. 5: Sports Officiating Committee Meeting @ LHSAA office Wednesday, Aug. 6: LHSAA Planning Meeting @ LHSAA office

Events: Week of July 28

Please take note of the following events for the week of July 28: Friday, Aug. 1: LHSAA Office Closed -- Summer Hours

Events: Week of July 14

Please take note of the following events for the week of July 14: Monday, July 14: LHSCA Golf Tournament & Social Tuesday, July 15 - Thursday, July 17: LHSCA Coaches Clinic @ Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, La. Thursday, July 17: Handbook Certification Class @ LHSAA Office Friday, July 18: LHSAA Office Closed -- Summer Hours

Events: Week of July 7

Please take note of the following events for the week of July 7: Friday, July 11: LHSAA Office Closed -- Summer Hours

Eight-Man Football Update & Upcoming Meeting Details

As you may recall this past January, the Class C, B, and 1A principals approved the sanctioning of 8-man football by the LHSAA should we have a minimum of 16 schools declare to participate. Several schools have inquired about the progress of 8-man football. We have included the approved proposal as well as a few frequently asked questions for your review. We will also be hosting an 8-man football question and answer sessions at the LHSCA Coaching Clinic on Wednesday, July 16 @ 10:00 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. In addition to this meeting, Keith Alexander will also be available for a Q&A session at each of his regularly scheduled football rules clinics at various sites around…

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