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Heads Up Football Certification

Heads Up Football High School Supported and endorsed by the Mississippi High School Activities Association  In addition to the support from the Mississippi High School Activities Association, the New Orleans Saints have partnered with USA Football to cover the cost for all Mississippi high school coaches to get Heads Up …

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5 ‘H’s’ of Athlete Safety

  Athlete safety is a priority for the Mississippi High School Activities Association, and through our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, we continue to strive to provide best practice information for coaches, administrators, athletes, and parents on how best to keep our youth safe. While there is inherent risk in athletic …

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Football safety guidelines for practice set

In an effort to increase the level of health and safety for student-athletes participating in the sport of football, the MHSAA executive committee approved the following guidelines to be effective beginning with the 2016 – 17 football season: Fall Practice Weeks 1 & 2:  For the first two weeks of fall …

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Safety courses online at

NFHS (SAFETY) COURSES CURRENTLY ONLINE FOR HS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES 1. First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches 2. Concussion in Sports 3. Heat Illness Prevention 4. Sudden Cardiac Arrest 5. Coaching Pole Vault 6. Strength and Conditioning 7. Sports Nutrition 8. Introduction to Pitch Smart 9. Blocking, …

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NFHS, states continue efforts to reduce concussion risks

NFHS, STATE ASSOCIATIONS CONTINUE EFFORTS TO REDUCE RISK OF CONCUSSIONS IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL As the end of the 2015 high school football season nears completion, this provides the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 member state associations an opportunity to reflect on the work …

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Beware of lightning

One of the most magnificent natural phenomena, lighting is often believed to be an infrequent occurrence. According to the National Weather Service, lightning hits the earth 8.6 million times a day. Lightning is a spark that can reach over 5 miles in length, attain a temperature of approximately 50,000º F, …

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