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  • 7/1/2016

    Welcome to the NFHS Central Hub -- dedicated entirely to members of the NFHS Officials Association. The NFHS is committed to using this site to deliver the most current online resources available to assist you in your season and your career.   

    Here are some of the outstanding features of the website:

    Content: On the NFHS Central Hub page you will find important NFHS Officials Association membership information, officiating/sport news, general rules information, access to the online NFHS Officials Quarterly, general video offerings and more. 

    Sports: On the right side of the NFHS Central Hub, you will find links to all the sports in which the NFHS writes playing rules. Here you can go directly to a sport and find specific information about that sport, including publications, rules information, resources, video offerings and more.

    Video: The NFHS Central Hub and each sport hub includes one of the most powerful and technologically advanced online video delivery tools currently available. All NFHS Officials Association members have the ability to view and download plays from across the country.

    Publications: This area provides access to NFHS publications available in each sport. Rules and case books link directly to a robust searchable database of rules and play situations. Officiating manuals and handbooks are accessible if published in a given sport.

  • 8/15/2011

    Since 1920, The National Federation of State High School Associations has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and activities that help students succeed in their lives. We set directions for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities.

    The NFHS, from its offices in Indianapolis, Indiana, serves its 50 member state high school athletic/activity associations, plus the District of Columbia. The NFHS publishes playing rules in 16 sports for boys and girls competition and administers fine arts programs in speech, theater, debate and music. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach the 18,500 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs.

  • 8/14/2011

    The National Federation of State High School Associations serves its members, related professional organizations and students by providing leadership for the administration of education-based interscholastic activities, which support academic achievement, good citizenship and equitable opportunities.

    We believe:

    • the NFHS is the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs.
    • interscholastic activity programs enrich each student's educational experience.
    • participation in education-based activity programs promotes student academic achievement.
    • student participation in interscholastic activity programs is a privilege.
    • interscholastic participation develops good citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
    • interscholastic activity programs foster involvement of a diverse population.
    • interscholastic activity programs promote positive school/community relations.
    • the NFHS is the pre-eminent authority on competition rules for interscholastic activity programs.
    • national competition rules promote fair play and minimize risks for student participants.
    • cooperation among state associations advances their individual and collective well-being.
    • properly trained administrators/coaches/directors promote the educational mission of the interscholastic experience.
    • properly trained officials/judges enhance interscholastic competition. 
  • 8/13/2011

    Many states provide automatic membership in the NFHS Officials Association as part of the state's licensing/registration process. Check with your state high school association to determine if this benefit already exists. If not, you may complete and submit a membership brochure or complete the online registration process to become an individual member.

    For the purpose of providing a geographic representation in the governance structrues of the NFHS, the nation is divided into the following sections:

    Section 1 – Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont.

    Section 2 – Mideast: Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.

    Section 3 – South: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

    Section 4 – Central: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin.

    Section 5 – Northeast: Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.

    Section 6 – Southwest: Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.

    Section 7 – West: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah.

    Section 8 – Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming.

  • 8/12/2011

    RULES BOOKS which are published by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) contain the official rules for high school sports. These books are designed to explain all aspects of the game. They are used by coaches, officials, players and many fans who wish to know more about the rules of the game.

    CASE BOOKS are published separately in baseball, basketball, football, softball, and track and field and are a supplement to the rules books. These books contain actual play situations.

    OFFICIALS MANUALS have been developed in baseball, basketball, football, softball, and track and field. These manuals are directed specifically to those who wish to enter the field of officiating or to those who wish to improve their competence.

    CASE BOOKS AND MANUALS are published as a combination book of the case book and officials manual. They are printed for the sports of volleyball and wrestling.

    SPORTS HANDBOOKS in basketball and football have been developed for use by players, coaches, officials and others interested in the game. They include brief histories of the games, procedures followed in developing the rules and emphasizing the philosophy of the rules committees. The football handbook also includes the rules for flag football and touch football.

    RULES SIMPLIFIED AND ILLUSTRATED for basketball and football are published annually. These books make use of illustrations and diagrams to clearly explain situations which might otherwise be difficult to comprehend.

    NFHS Order Department

    Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Saturday – Closed

    P.O. Box 361246

    Indianapolis, IN 46236-5324

    Phone: 800–776–3462

    Fax: 317–899–7496 (Online Orders)

  • 8/11/2011

    The various sports books are printed throughout the year and their approximate availability dates are listed below:

    Baseball January
    Basketball September
    Boys Lacrosse November
    Field Hockey April
    Football July
    Girls Gymnastics July
    Boys Gymnastics August
    Ice Hockey September
    Soccer May
    Spirit June
    Softball January
    Swimming/Diving/Water Polo August
    Track and Field/Cross Country January
    Volleyball May
    Wrestling September
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