FHSAA Weekly Update - August 1, 2019

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PAST DUE: SIGNED AT17 FORMS

All AT17 forms were due to the FHSAA office THIS PAST MONDAY, JULY 29. The form is an affidavit of compliance for the required NFHS education courses regarding heat illness, concussions and sudden cardiac arrest. The form MUST include the signature from the athletic director and principal. Forms are to be submitted to amoseley [at] fhsaa [dot] org (subject: AT17) .

FILL OUT NOW: FHSAA AT17 FORM

As a reminder, ALL FHSAA member school head coaches, paid/supplemented coaches and student athletes are required to complete the NFHS educational courses listed below:

 

Policy

Subject

Required Coursework

 

40

Concussion in Sport

Coaches & Student-Athletes

 

41

Heat Illness Prevention

Coaches & Student-Athletes

 

42

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Coaches & Student-Athletes

With fall practice starting this past week, FHSAA member schools are required to follow the heat acclimatization procedures as highlighted in FHSAA Policy 41. Remember, this is not just a football issue.  Anyone participating in the heat is vulnerable to heat illness, including participants in activities such as marching band and even volleyball players practicing in a hot gym.  It is crucial that the heat acclimatization guidelines are strictly followed as published, and extra vigilance is placed on the first 3-4 days of the two week acclimatization period.  This is the time when our young athletes are most vulnerable to the heat.  Please help protect these students from a potentially deadly condition.

 

FHSAA Policy 36 Recruiting Course Now LIVE

In accordance with FHSAA Policy 36.4.1, the principal, athletic director, booster club president and coaches (paid or otherwise) are required to complete this course. This course only needs to be completed once, provided the representative does not change schools and/or the policy does not change. ALL representatives will be required to complete this course for the 2019-20 school year due to the addition of FHSAA Policy 36.5.5. Once you have completed the course, please download and print the certificate for your records.

Coaches: Please provide your Athletic Director with a copy of your certificate.


Click here to access the course. 

 

For any questions regarding this course, please email sjamison [at] fhsaa [dot] org.

Order State Series Passes NOW

Member schools may begin ordering state series passes on Home Campus immediately. Click here for instructions on how to order them.

Classified Ads on Home Campus Available Monday August 5

Starting this Monday, August 5th, all classified ads will be submitted through Home Campus. This feature will *ONLY* be available to FHSAA Representatives and Athletic Directors. To submit an add, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in and select “Classifieds” from the menu options on the left
  2. Click the blue “Add New” button
  3. Fill in ALL fields
  4. Preview your ad to make sure it is accurate
  5. Click the “Submit” button for approval. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Hogle at dhogle [at] fhsaa [dot] org.

FHSAA GOLF APP NOW AVAILABLE

The FHSAA Golf App powered by iWanamaker is now available. To download the app in the Apple App or Google Play Store, search for “FHSAA Golf App.” The app will allow users the option to identify themselves as an AD, coach, student-athlete or spectator. The app is FREE for everyone but spectators will need to purchase a ticket to access events and rankings. Athletic directors, coaches and student-athletes are granted free access to leaderboards and rankings on both web and mobile. For more information about the app, click here.

FREE COURSE – CONCUSSION IN SPORTS

School administrators and coaches are encouraged to share with their student-athletes the FHSAA's FREE August Course of the Month, "Concussion in Sports." It is a free online education course available on the NFHS Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com

The NFHS has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. This course highlights the impact of sports-related concussion on athletes, teaches how to recognize a suspected concussion, and provides protocols to manage a suspected concussion with steps to help players return to play safely after a concussion.  Each state's requirements for concussion management are included as part of the course.

A Spanish track is also available for this course.

2019-20 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Nomination Forms Now Available

The FHSAA would like to extend the opportunity for member school student-athletes to serve on the FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee will be to provide a voice for student-athletes within the FHSAA governance structure in the following areas:

  • Current issues facing student-athletes
  • Input regarding rules and regulations
  • Input on FHSAA special initiatives (e.g., sportsmanship campaign)
  • Promotion of a positive image of the student-athlete. 

Click here to download the 2019-20 nomination form. Nomination forms must be typed are due no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019, and may be sent via fax (352-333-2191), email qershock [at] fhsaa [dot] org (qershock [at] fhsaa [dot] org) or mail to: 

 

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, FHSAA 

1801 NW 80th Blvd. 

Gainesville, FL 32606.