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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…

LHSAA Names Interim Executive Director

Baton Rouge, LA (October 29, 2014)  --  Vic Bonnaffee, President of the LHSAA Executive Committee, in the name of the LHSAA Executive Committee and Finance Committee, announces Mr. Jimmy Anderson as interim Executive Director effective immediately.  Mr. Anderson is a gentleman of integrity, very professional, and loves the LHSAA.  He has been a past president and is presently a compliance officer, thus he is aware of the LHSAA's activities and rules.  I know everyone will give Mr. Jimmy Anderson their support until an Executive Director is named. About the LHSAA The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates…

2014 Prep Classic Poster Contest Winner Announced

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and Raising Cane’s congratulate Robert Paul David, a senior of Patterson High School, for winning the 2014 LHSAA Prep Classic Poster Contest! Robert’s artwork will serve as the official poster and program cover for the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Classic and he will be featured in the souvenir program for the event.  He will be recognized during halftime of the Class 3A championship game with his art teacher Mrs. Reagan Beaubouef, Patterson principal Ms. Rachael Credeur, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Raising Cane's and Superdome representatives, and receive overnight accommodations in New Orleans and VIP passes…

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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…