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LHSAA Names New Executive Director

The LHSAA announces that, after conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director, it's Executive Committee has voted to offer the position to Mr. Eddie Bonine. Mr. Bonine currently serves as the executive director for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and has held that position for the last seven years. Mr. Bonine has accepted the offer, and contract negotiations are expected to conclude shortly. According to Vic Bonnaffee, LHSAA Executive Committee President, there were several well qualified applicants for the position and the choice was not easy. In his opinion, Mr. Bonine's experience as the executive director of…

LHSAA Seeks RFP for Legal Services

For Immediate Release Baton Rouge, (December 3, 2014) -- The LHSAA Executive Committee announced today that it is accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) for legal services for the association.  The RFP is available for download from the LHSAA’s website www.lhsaa.org (or by clicking HERE).  Interested parties should complete the RFP and return to the LHSAA office via mail or email by Tuesday, December 30, 2014 marked to the attention of Jimmy Anderson. All inquiries should be directed to Executive Committee Member and Legal Services Chair Richard Lavergne at richard.lavergne@stmcougars.net. ####

NFHS Concussion Task Force Recommendations to be Discussed by State Associations for Implementation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 13, 2014) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has finalized its position paper from the NFHS Concussion Summit Task Force, which met in July to develop recommendations for minimizing the risk of concussions and head impact exposure in high school football. The recommendations, which have been shared with the 51 NFHS-member state high school associations, and approved by the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the NFHS Board of Directors, will be discussed by state associations at the NFHS Winter Meeting in early January for implementation in the 2015 football season. The…

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Let’s Move in High School!

I’m sure we all can remember a time in our lives when the best part about the school day was recess – it was a time for running, jumping, playing on the playground and just being active with our friends! Unfortunately, statistics show that only one in about three children nowadays is considered to be active each day. Research also indicates that kids who are active do better in school and every day activities. Better test scores, improved attendance and better behavior in class are all byproducts of those who are more active. It’s not too late to start moving more no matter how old we are! We encourage all of our student athletes and the students at our member…

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Make Plans to Attend 2014 Coaches Clinic

By Kenny Henderson, Executive Director

The Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) is a sub-group of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), and it exists to unite and organize high school coaching endeavors throughout Louisiana. Because coaches play such an important role in the lives of their student-athletes, the LHSAA and the LHSCA want…