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Rickey Neaves named MHSAA Executive Director beginning January 2021

Rickey Neaves will become Executive Director of the Mississippi High School Activities Association, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Neaves has served as an Associate Director for the MHSAA since July 1, 2011. Prior to joining the MHSAA staff, he worked 12 years as a high school principal and superintendent in …

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Games for the week of 9/7/2020

  Date Time Home Visitor Level Sport 09/07 5 PM Purvis High School Perry Central High School 09/07 6 PM Purvis High School Perry Central High School Varsity Women’s Volleyball 09/08 5:30 PM Booneville Middle School Baldwyn High School 09/08 6:30 PM Booneville Middle School Baldwyn High School 09/08 6 …

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2020-21 Swimming Rules Changes

Swimming & Diving Rules Changes – 2020-21 By NFHS on September 01, 2020 swimming & diving Share Print 1-1-1: Additional language was added to define the end wall. Rationale: Since swimmers may now finish the race by contacting the end wall or touchpad, a more complete definition of what constitutes …

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MHSAA games for the week of 8/31/20

Visit SB Live for results, rosters, schedules DateFix Time Home Visitor Team Level SportImport 08/31/2020 5:30:00 pm Alcorn Central Hardin County High School Varsity Volleyball 08/31/2020 6:30:00 pm Alcorn Central Hardin County High School Varsity Volleyball 08/31/2020 5:00:00 pm Amory High School Mooreville High School Varsity Volleyball 08/31/2020 6:00:00 pm …

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2020 MHSAA Composite Football Schedule

  Date Time Home Visitor Level 08/28/2020 7:00:00 PM Bay Springs High School Forest High School Varsity 08/28/2020 5:30:00 PM Brookhaven High School Madison Central High School Varsity 08/28/2020 7:00:00 PM Cleveland Central High School Varsity 08/28/2020 7:00:00 PM Leflore County High School Amanda Elzy High School Varsity 08/28/2020 7:00:00 …

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Suggested PA announcer remarks

Suggested Remarks for PA Announcer Suggested Remarks for PA Announcer – Regular Season Good evening fans and students.  We ask that before rising for the playing of our National Anthem you quietly consider a couple of facts and actions you might practice during its playing.  It is hoped that you …

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Guidance for Media and Radio Services

Guidance for Media and Radio Services FALL 2020 Broadcast, print and digital media play an important role in a safe return to school-based athletics and activities for Fall 2020. The ability to keep family, friends and communities informed remains as important as ever. As always, schools are encouraged to accommodate …

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2020 Volleyball Schedule

2020 Composite Volleyball Schedule Date Time Home Visitor Level 08/24/2020 4:00:00 PM Puckett Attendance Center South Jones High School JV 08/24/2020 4:00:00 PM Madison St. Joseph Catholic School 08/24/2020 4:00:00 PM Lewisburg High School Olive Branch High School JV 08/24/2020 4:30:00 PM Caledonia High School New Hope High School Middle …

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Medical Minute for pre-game conference

MHSAA Pre-Game Medical Minute (For All Sports) Before each contest, host school game administrator shall discuss medical issues related to the competing teams, venue, and access to medical care. Pre-Game Management Meeting shall include: The head coaches for all competing teams The head official The game administrator(s) The medical staff …

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Host School Checklist for Conducting High School and Middle School Contests

HOST SCHOOL CHECKLIST: (Regular Season, Tournaments, Classics, etc.) Host school must receive tournament approval for sanctioning the event before the event occurs. All tournaments must be sanctioned (catastrophic insurance, out-of-state team’s approval, in-state approval of non-member schools, tournament receipts and expenditures).  Third-party involvement as a tournament host must be requested …

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School safety protocols for athlete-coach-spectator participation

Student (All Sports and Activities) Pre-participation Physical Form Pre-participation Clearance Form Pre-participation Concussion Form 14 – Day Acclimatization Period Preseason Parent / Student / Coach Meeting   Coach (All Sports & Activities) First Aid Certification (5 yr. recertification period, NCSS, American Red Cross) C.P.R. Certification (2 yr. recertification period) Concussion …

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Practice Reminders for the Sport of Football

Official practice for the sport of Football begins Monday, August 17, 2020.    First scrimmage date allowed is August 28, first game is September 4.   Please review the beginning of fall sports season requirements BEFORE PRACTICE BEGINS to minimize risks for student athletes participating in sports and activities: Related: School safety protocols for athlete-coach-spectator …

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Aerosol Study Offers Strategies for Conducting High School Performing Arts Programs

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director As state associations have been developing plans for a safe return to high school sports, the NFHS and other national organizations have been working overtime to preserve opportunities for millions of students in the performing arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the …

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2020 New Principal/New AD Virtual Conference

The 2020 MHSAA New Principal/New AD Conference will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, August 25 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. An invitation to the conference has been emailed to the principals and athletic directors.   Welcome Don Hinton, MHSAA Executive Director Devotion/Prayer Robert Holloway, MHSAA Assistant Director …

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Position Announcement: MHSAA Executive Director

MISSISSSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION INC. POSITIION ANNOUNCEMENT:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer and reports to a 15-member Executive Committee. The Executive Director serves as a leader and primary spokesman for the Mississippi High School Activities Association, guides the Association to success in accordance …

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2020 swim guidelines for COVID

Swim–Covid Guide 2020-21 Swimming   Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members …

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Aerosol Study Depicts Hopeful Outlook for Music Activities

Preliminary Results of Performing Arts Aerosol Study Depict Hopeful Outlook for Future Music Activities INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 16, 2020) — Initial results of an aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and more than 125 performing arts …

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Regional, State Marching Band Evaluations canceled for Fall 2020

July 15, 2020 Per a recommendation from the Mississippi Bandmasters Association, the MHSAA Executive Committee approved a proposal to cancel Regional Marching Band Evaluations and State Marching Band Evaluations for Fall 2020. Marching band performances before, during and after high school football games will continue to be permitted with approval …

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