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FreeRecruitingWebinar.org In-service Webinar Update

FreeRecruitingWebinar.org In-service Webinar Update

The LHSAA teammate, FreeRecruitingWebinar.org has updated their in-service webinar. Please note that these NCAA changes will not affect high school eligibility. The LHSAA accepts any credits approved by the Department of Education. Division 1 and 2 credit recovery rules are now identical: To be used toward initial eligibility, nontraditional courses must meet the following criteria: 1. Courses taught through distance learning, online, credit recovery, etc. need to be comparable in length, content and rigor to courses taught in a traditional classroom setting. Students may not skip lessons or test out of modules. Thou course must be four-year college preparatory. 2. All courses must include ongoing access between the instructor and student, as well as regular interaction for purposes of teaching,…

October Sportsman Of The Month

Every month the LHSAA highlights individuals who go "Beyond the Game" in their communities by exemplifying the core values of sportsmanship. This month, we are excited to honor some of Louisiana's finest at Fontainebleau High School! Congratulations to Fontainebleau Principal, John Vitrano and Athletic Director Dan Conlin, October's LHSAA Sportsman of the month! The following story was sent to the LHSAA by Brother Raymond Bulliard, Principal of St. Paul's High School... "As coaches, we are the teachers of sportsmanship to our athletes. Sportsmanship must be learned. Therefore, sportsmanship must be taught! Coaches should teach their athletes to play with fairness, with courteousness, and gracefully accept the results at the end of the game. Coaches need to display these same characteristics…

Poster Contest & Golden Torch Award

Prep Classic Poster Contest It’s time to design the 2011 LHSAA / Cajun Industries Prep Classic Poster and Program Cover! The LHSAA has been holding this contest since 1984 This is an exciting way the LHSAA is able to recognize and honor high school students with outstanding talent and creative ability. The winner and his or her art teacher will receive free hotel accommodations for one night in New Orleans, free passes to the LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic, a featured article in the Prep Classic souvenir program, $100 from Cajun Industries and will be recognized at the halftime of a 2011 State Championship game.  To qualify, contest entries must be received by the LHSAA office prior to October 21,…

The LHSAA Hires Varsity Event Management

The LHSAA Hires Varsity Event Management

Since 1961, the LHSAA has been able to create some of the premier championship events in the entire country and our student-athletes have been privileged to play those championships in great atmospheres and tremendous facilities around the state.  It is with great excitement and anticipation that we inform you of our plans for continued improvement as we strive for even greater excellence in our state championship events across the board.  In an effort to maximize the potential of our championship events, the LHSAA recently partnered with Varsity Event Management, L.L.C., a third-party sports event management company with offices in north and south Louisiana, who will assist in the management of all LHSAA sanctioned championship events.  We feel this partnership will…

Use NextSpex.com to Gain Colllegiate Exposure for Your Athletes

Use NextSpex.com to Gain Colllegiate Exposure for Your Athletes

As another season falls upon us, the LHSAA is happy to announce the continuance of a wonderful partnership with NextSpex.com, a free web site that your coaches and student-athletes can utilize to gain collegiate exposure in their respective sport!   To allow your student-athletes to gain access to this free service, simply visit the high school registration page by clicking here and then filling out the form to get started!   If your school is one of the 200+ high schools that have already registered for NextSpex.com, then visit the Members Area by clicking here and downloading your high school’s informational document, which will inform your coaches and student-athletes on how to use this web site. For questions regarding additional…

The LHSAA Teams Up With Gold Star Trophies

The LHSAA Teams Up With Gold Star Trophies

  The LHSAA is excited to welcome Gold Star Trophies of Baton Rouge to the LHSAA team! Gold Star Trophies will be the official trophy and awards provider of the LHSAA.   “Every year, the LHSAA has to purchase more than 220 trophies for state championship events, and more than 6,000 medals and plaques for various other events,” said LHSAA Director of Marketing, Mitch Small. “We are very excited about our partnership with Gold Star Trophies and their desire to be involved in creating memories of a lifetime for high school athletes across the state.”   Gold Star trophies, is a family owned and operated business out of Baton Rouge that has been providing top quality products to Louisiana since…

Louisiana Youth Concussion Act

Louisiana Youth Concussion Act

During the 2011 legislative session, ACT 314, “Louisiana Youth Concussion Act”, was signed into law by the governor.  The Department of Health and Hospitals is excited about the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act (ACT 314), which is aimed at helping coaches, parents, and athletes reduce the risk of sports-related concussion and head injury and creates a uniform education, training and return-to-play protocol for concussions in youth athletes, 7 through 18 years of age. Visit www.lern.la.gov/concussions for your “one-stop-shop” for easy access to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Heads UP: Youth Sports Concussion” educational materials, trainings and forms which can be used by school administrators, coaches, volunteers, parents, and athletes to meet these new requirements. Click HERE to view the…

USA Football Field Building Grant Program

USA Football has launched its Field Building Grant Program for youth and high school programs. For the record, the NFHS is not endorsing FieldTurf, we are just sharing information from USA Football with you and your member schools. Click HERE to read more about the Field Building Grant Program

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