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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) launched a new page within its www.IHSA.org website on September 20 entitled IHSAState (www.IHSA.org/IHSAState). The new site will contain original content celebrating the pageantry, history and tradition of high school sports and activities in Illinois... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, September 16, 2013, where the Board heard an update on the upcoming IHSA Student Leadership Conference. The IHSA Student Leadership Conference will... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce the inaugural recipients of its IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award. The 2013 honorees include sportswriter Tony Baranek of the SouthtownStar in Tinley Park, the iconic voice of high school sports in West Frankfort Bruce Fasol (pict... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, August 26, 2013, where the Board approved a policy to ensure compliance by member schools with a new law. On Sunday, August 4, Governor Pat Quinn sig... Read more
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Rules Interpretation Videos – Viewing and Credit Information

The 2013-14 Competitive Dance Rules Interpretation video is now available in the schools center. For your school to get credit for watching a rules interpretation video and avoid ending up on probation, the head coach must login to the Schools Center, click on the Tracker icon, click the proper link in the Tracker area, and watch the video to completion. An assistant coach or other individual may watch a video, with or without a login, at the following link: http://www.ihsa.org/Resources/Video.aspx An assistant coach with a Schools Center login will also find a link to the Video section on the Forms & Other Resources page.

View the detailed Instructions for head coaches and assistant coaches. Have a great season!

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Member school invitational contests can be found at the following link. Scroll down to find the dates listed for Competitive Dance. http://www.ihsa.org/Schools/OpenDates.aspx Read more
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Last week, Governor Pat Quinn signed the "Rocky Clark" Catastrophic Insurance legislation into law. Effective August 5, 2013, each high school in the state of Illinois must obtain catastrophic accident medical insurance for its student-athletes with a minimum of $3,000,000 of coverage over a 5-year ... Read more
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5.352 Contest Limitation

No Competitive Dance team representing a member school shall, in any one season, participate in more than five (5) meets exclusive of the IHSA state series (Sectionals & State).

Click here for addtional information.

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The new Play It Safe in the Heat brochure (PDF) is a great way to introduce staff and parents to the IHSA's hydration policy.
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Twelve individuals with a long history of service to the Illinois High School Association were honored June 10 at the 7th Annual IHSA Distinguished Service Award ceremony, held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal. "The Distinguished Service Award winners are th... Read more
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Enrollments and classifications for the 2013-14 school term have been posted.  The process used to determine cutoffs is the same as that used in the 2012-13 school term. In four pairs of boys and girls sports that take place in the same sport season, the enrollment cutoffs, which were similar... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, June 10, 2013, where the Board approved the continuation of the IHSA’s Athletes With Disabilities Program. The IHSA’s Athletes With Disabi... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met via conference call on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, where they approved changes to IHSA Policy 13, which governs the regulations for safety and heat acclimatization for preseason football practices. The revamped Policy came from a join... Read more
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Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Executive Director Marty Hickman announced on April 29, 2013 that the IHSA has hired Kayode Adegoke as the Association’s Coordinator of Special Programs. Adegoke is set to complete an internship with the IHSA in May and will officially join the staff ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors approved interpretations on a pair of by-laws for the 2013-2014 school year at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. In January, IHSA member schools voted to approve all 11 by-la... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has completed its investigation into the 2013 IHSA Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship game between Harrisburg High School and Seton Academy and has announced sanctions resulting from that investigation. “This was an ugly and embarrassing... Read more
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In March, 15 rule changes were made by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit Rules Committee to take effect for the 2013-2014 season. The IHSA Office anticipates receiving the rules books in July. Click here to see a summary of the rule changes.

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals in Peoria on Saturday, March 16, 2013. ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board approved the Board meeting schedule for the 2013-14 school year. The meeting sch... Read more
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The final weekend of the Illinois high school basketball season is upon us, as the Class 3A and Class 4A state final contests take center stage at Carver Arena inside the Peoria Civic Center. The state semifinals will unfold on Friday, March 15 with the third-place and state championship games to fo... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is disappointed with and embarrassed by the actions of both Harrisburg High School and South Holland (Seton Academy) during Saturday’s IHSA Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship game. While passion and intensity are an integral part of athle... Read more
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