The NFHS Voice

By NFHS on May 12, 2021 Print

The NFHS Voice is a weekly column from Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff.

May 12, 2021 - Sports Organizations Working Together as One Team for Benefit of All Participants

May 5, 2021 - Regardless of Future Direction, Multiple Sports/Activities is Best Choice

April 28, 2021 - More Officials, Better Fan Behavior Needed in High School Sports

April 21, 2021 - Video Voice: Let’s Not Forget These Five Things We’ve Learned in High School Activities During Pandemic

April 14, 2021 - What Have We Learned During the Pandemic in High School Sports, Performing Arts?

April 7, 2021 - High School-Based Sports Competition Has Continued Successfully with Proper Mitigation Strategies

March 31, 2021 - Fall, Winter, Spring Sports Being Held Simultaneously Across Country

March 24, 2021 - NFHS Addresses Racist Comments from Announcer During Oklahoma Basketball Game

March 17, 2021 - With Mitigation Steps in Place, Give a Green Light to High School Performing Arts Programs

March 10, 2021 - Additional Year of Competition Not Best Option for High School Activities

March 3, 2021 - With Lost Seasons Last Year, Spring Sports and Arts Should Be Available for All

February 24, 2021 - Anxiously Awaiting Return of Fans in High School Sports, Performing Arts

February 17, 2021 - From Fall Sports in February to Virtual Music Events, Participation Opportunities Continue

February 10, 2021 -NFHS Celebrates High School Leaders During Black History Month 

February 3, 2021 - After Long Wait, All States Expected to Have Opportunities for Sports, Performing Arts

January 27, 2021 - In Addition to Award Recipients, A Special Thanks to All High School Coaches

January 20, 2021 - High School Sports, Performing Arts Can Play Role in Healing Our Nation

January 13, 2021 - Efforts Continue in All States to Offer High School Sports, Performing Arts

January 6, 2021 - High School Student-Athletes Must Be Protected From “Name, Image, Likeness” Issues

December 16, 2020 - With 2021 Around the Corner, All States Expected to be Playing High School Sports

December 9, 2020 - As Students Return to Sports, Sportsmanship and Respect Must Be Emphasized

December 2, 2020 - NFHS Network Offers Viewing Alternative with Attendance Restrictions at High School Events

November 18, 2020 - Mitigation Efforts Must Intensify as Winter Sports, Performing Arts Begin

November 11, 2020 - High School Coaches, Parents Helping Students to the Finish Line

November 4, 2020 - Tracking Life-Changing Events That Occur in High School Sports, Performing Arts

October 28, 2020 - High School Sports Postseason Competition Returns Across Country

October 21, 2020 - Communities Nationwide Benefit from High School Sports, Performing Arts

October 14, 2020 - Aerosol Study Offers Strategies for Conducting High School Performing Arts Programs

October 7, 2020 - High School Debate Provides Springboard to Success for Many Individuals

September 30, 2020 - Celebrating Return to Play During National High School Activities Month

September 23, 2020 - High School Activities Participants, Teams Show Resilience Through Pandemic

September 16, 2020 - High School Athletics, Performing Arts – Don’t Call Them Extracurricular Activities

September 9, 2020 - Never Say Never for Conducting Fall High School Sports, Performing Arts

September 2, 2020 - While Total 2019-20 Participation is Unavailable, High School Football Shows Promising Results

August 26, 2020 - From Masks to Transfers Across States, High School Sports Have Different Look

August 19, 2020 - High School Coaches to Play Key Roles in Connecting Students This Year

August 12, 2020 - Aerosol Study Offers Strategies for Conducting High School Performing Arts Programs

August 5, 2020 - Students’ Needs for High School Sports, Performing Arts Drives Decisions to Restart Programs

July 29, 2020 - Plans to Preserve High School Sports, Performing Arts Continue Amid Pandemic

July 22, 2020 - Embracing Change is Crucial in Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts

July 15, 2020 - With Safety Measures in Place, Students Need Sports and Performing Arts for Mental and Emotional Wellness

July 8, 2020 - NFHS Learning Center, NFHS Network Bring Good News as Schools Continue Reopening Plans

July 1, 2020 - Working Together to Bring Back High School Sports, Performing Arts

June 24, 2020 - 'Something for All’ – Reaching More Students for High School Sports, Performing Arts

June 17, 2020 - Mention of ‘Name, Image, Likeness’ Must Not Occur in Recruitment of High School Athletes

June 10, 2020 - High School Sports, Performing Arts Essential to Health, Well-being of Students

June 4, 2020 - High School Sports, Activities: Opportunity for Everyone to be Included, Accepted

May 27, 2020 - Patience Needed as States Develop Plans for Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts

May 20, 2020 - Despite Loss of Handshakes, Sportsmanship Will Continue in High School Sports

May 13, 2020 - Trying to Read the Crystal Ball for Re-opening High School Sports, Activities

May 6, 2020 - With Spring Sports/Activities Cancelled, State Leaders Salute Students, Volunteers

April 29, 2020 - Despite Grounding of Programs, Education Continues in High School Sports, Performing Arts

April 22, 2020 - Stadium Lights Signal Thanks, Hope for High School Sports and Performing Arts

April 15, 2020 - NFHS, Music Publishers Pave Way for Students to Use Copyrighted Material to Complete Year

April 8, 2020 - Let’s Gain New Appreciation for Officials During Down Time

April 1, 2020 - Shout-out to Health-Care Workers and State High School Associations

March 25, 2020 - Saluting High School Seniors as Spring Sports and Activities Remain on Hold

March 18, 2020 - March Was Maddening Last Week in High School Sports

March 11, 2020 - Should Technology Aid Performances in High School Sports?

March 4, 2020 - March Brings State Basketball Tournaments and Talk About the Shot Clock

February 26, 2020 - Thanks to NFHS Network, Viewership of High School Sports Continues to Climb

February 19, 2020 - Recognition and Thanks – Not Abuse – Needed for High School Officials

February 12, 2020 - Football Leadership Groups Meet to Maintain Sport’s Popularity

February 5, 2020 - Playing Multiple Sports in High School Paves Way for Mahomes’ Success

January 29, 2020 - Lessons Learned from the Loss of One of Basketball’s Best

January 22, 2020 - MLK Day – A Reminder to Treat Everyone with Respect in High School Sports

January 15, 2020 - Educational Emphasis Continues in High School Sports

January 8, 2020 - In High School Sports, “Commit” is a Verb, Not a Noun

December 18, 2019 - Football Championship Helps Healing Process in Newtown, Connecticut

December 11, 2019 - Leadership of Athletic Directors Continues at 50th National Conference

December 4, 2019 - Wake-up Call for Increased Security at High School Sports Events

November 20, 2019 - Coaches, Athletic Directors – Keys to Success in High School Sports

November 13, 2019 - Addressing Coaches Education, Parent Behavior Begins at Youth Sports Level

November 6, 2019 - High School Playing Rules are NFHS Rules

October 30, 2019 - Respect for Everyone in High School Sports and Activities

October 23, 2019 - Let’s Keep Friday Nights in the Fall for High School Football

October 16, 2019 - No Linkage to CTE From Playing High School Football

October 9, 2019 - Amateurism Must Be Maintained to Preserve Education-based Sports

October 2, 2019 - Veteran Officials ‘Hanging it Up’ Because of Unruly Behavior by Parents

September 25, 2019 - High School Football is Thriving, Not Dying

September 18, 2019 - Travel Ball Parents: Better Option is School-based Sports

September 11, 2019 - Vaping in Crisis Stage and Must be Stopped

September 5, 2019 - Parents & Adult Fans Biggest Challenge Today

August 29, 2019 - Teachable Moments Through Sports, Activities as New School Year Begins