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Posted on: Nov 18, 2019

Following violations of undue influence, the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. announces that it is removing the Southport boys basketball program from this year’s state tournament, ruled a player ineligible, and has placed the entire athletic department on probation for the next year. The school also has suspended its coach for the first two contests of the upcoming season.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-18-19)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

In the up and down world of athletics, it's not uncommon to have a bad day from time to time. Your moods can be high during the good times, and low during the bad. How do you handle the ups and downs?

It's easy to do and say all of the right things when everything is going well. How about the bad times?  How about on the court or playing field after a tough loss, or lack of playing time, or an unexpected injury? What do your actions say about you?

This past week an NFL player was suspended for the year because he lost his self control and assaulted an opponent on the field of play. Was he having a bad day? You bet, but there is never an acceptable excuse to take your frustrations out on an opponent, teammate, coach, teacher, or administrator.

Keeping your cool and helping your teammates do the same is a responsibility of every student-athlete during every practice and game. Be that student-athlete that displays self control at all times and not just when things are going well!

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Posted on: Nov 15, 2019

Policies, procedures and tournament information for the IHSAA's six winter sports.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2019

Long-term solutions to increasing the number of participants in high school sports and improving parental behavior at high school contests? The answer to both questions might start at the youth sports level.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019

Minutes from the Nov. 8 meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-11-19)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

This past week while watching the Monday night NFL football game, I was really surprised and disappointed to see New York Giants players fail to hustle back to the line of scrimmage during their hurry up offense late in the 4th quarter. The Giants had no chance of winning and you could see that they had given up.  

How do you react as a player when the outcome of the game is decided, and there is still time left on the clock and you have no chance of winning?  What does your body language say? Do you sulk and give little effort, or do you play hard until the final horn sounds?

The true competitor plays hard until the end of the game, win or lose. That type of attitude is a positive reflection of you, your coach, your team and your school.  While everyone competes to win, only one team can come out on top. However, the team that is behind is never considered a loser as long as they give it every thing they have until the final clock shows zeros!

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-18-19)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

In the up and down world of athletics, it's not uncommon to have a bad day from time to time. Your moods can be high during the good times, and low during the bad. How do you handle the ups and downs?

It's easy to do and say all of the right things when everything is going well. How about the bad times?  How about on the court or playing field after a tough loss, or lack of playing time, or an unexpected injury? What do your actions say about you?

This past week an NFL player was suspended for the year because he lost his self control and assaulted an opponent on the field of play. Was he having a bad day? You bet, but there is never an acceptable excuse to take your frustrations out on an opponent, teammate, coach, teacher, or administrator.

Keeping your cool and helping your teammates do the same is a responsibility of every student-athlete during every practice and game. Be that student-athlete that displays self control at all times and not just when things are going well!

All content property of Billy Shepherd Sports   

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