Press Releases

Attendance at High School Sporting Events Tops 500 Million

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 17, 2011) — More fans attend high school basketball and football events than the same sports at the college and professional levels combined, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). During the 2009-10 school year, approximately 336 million fans attended high school regular-season and playoff games in football and girls and boys basketball – more than 2½ times the 133 million spectators who attended events in those sports at the college and professional levels. In addition, attendance at events in the top 16 high school sports from a participation standpoint was approximately 510 million during the 2009-10 school year, including 468 million during regular-season events and 42 million for…

NFHS Concussion Course (Reaches 200,000 Milestone)

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) remains at the forefront of the concussion issue in sports as more than 200,000 individuals have taken the “Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know” online course. Developed by the NFHS in May 2010 as a part of its Coach Education Program, this free online course, which can be accessed at, provides a brief overview of how a person can recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion. “We are pleased that high school coaches and administrators are continuing to educate students, parents and others about the issue of concussion in sports,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “This course is a tremendous resource to help the leaders…

Browse Press Releases



Page 14 of 14 pages ‹ First  < 12 13 14