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Posted on: Apr 6, 2020

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (4-6-2020)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

This past week the IHSAA wisely cancelled spring sports for the 2020 season.

No doubt if you are a spring athlete you are feeling disappointment and disbelief. These are rare, rare times and the coronavirus has affected everybody in one way or the other.

If you are a senior athlete your high school sports career may be over, but the memories and friendships will last a lifetime. If you are an underclassman it hopefully won't be long until team gatherings and training become reality again. 

Student-athletes still need physical activity to keep their bodies and minds sharp. It's important that you find a way to stay active and in good physical condition while social distancing from your friends. Speak with your coaches and trainers on what they suggest and continue to pay close attention to your school work!

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Posted on: Apr 2, 2020

With the announcement today of the closure of K-12 schools throughout Indiana for the remainder of the school year, the IHSAA announces the cancellation of all spring sports tournament series events for the 2019-20 school year. 

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (3-30-2020)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

While searching the Internet this past week to see the reaction of coaches and athletes around the country to the coronavirus, I was impressed by the comments of Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

Stevens is a former high school basketball star, graduated from Depauw University in Greencastle, and coached Butler University to back to back Final Four appearances in the NCAA basketball tourney.

Stevens, who always takes the high road, said basketball matters are not top priority. The article, written by Jim Fenton, quoted Stevens speaking from his Boston home.

"We're like the rest of the world. Basketball has taken a far back seat. I think it's more important right now we're a community of co-workers and a community of friends and people that care about each other that get on line and make sure we are all doing OK. I don't think it's appropriate right now to be hammering basketball with our guys."

Stevens went on to say that he and his family were staying home and it was no inconvenience. He added that "there's so many people working so hard everyday to try and help our communities and help the sick and putting their own selves at risk."

Some wise words from a great coach who just a few years back was in your shoes and playing high school sports in Zionsville, Indiana!

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Posted on: Mar 25, 2020

Current high school sports officials, as well as individuals interested in joining the officiating ranks, will be able to access online education courses on the NFHS Learning Center for free through July 1.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020

Minutes from the March 19 meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2020

The Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. is pleased to announce this year’s group of 13 senior student-athletes who will be honored with the 2020 C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarships.

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (3-23-20)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (3-23-2020)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

E-learning and online schooling became a reality this past week. Schools are physically unavailable until at least May 1, and they could be closed even longer. How should the student-athlete approach this challenge during this unprecedented time?

Now is not the time to slack off. Now is the time to buckle down and take the classroom seriously. How many times during your sports seasons have you been too tired and exhausted to study? How many times have you put off a paper or an assignment until the last day?

Now is a good time to instill some new and serious study habits. For the time being, you no longer have the excuse of a late practice or being too tired to study. Now is the time to make sure that you make academics your top priority, and put sports on the back burner.

The coronavirus is something we had no control over. It caught us off guard and all we can do is follow the rules and guidelines set forth by our state and local governments on how to diffuse it as quickly has possible. 

Hopefully we can look back at these tough times in the not so distant future knowing that we did all the right things to make all those around us proud of how we handled a very tough situation, while not letting our academics fall by the wayside!

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