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WIAA FB Contact Limitations Passed

WFCA Football Advisory Committee members met in Madison on June 13th with three Sports Medical Advisory Doctors and the WIAA staff to discuss types of football player on player contact that can occur during football practice and the possible limitation of that contact.

Football 2014 NFHS Rule Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 13, 2014) — In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee developed a definition for “targeting,” which will be penalized as illegal personal contact.


“Targeting” Defined in High School Football In Effort to Reduce Risk of Injury

In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee developed a definition for “targeting,” which will be penalized as illegal personal contact.

WIAA Fall Football Acclimatization Announced

The WIAA has been providing member schools and coaches with information about heat illness and the risk of EHI; and limits of two-a-day practices for years.  While there is a higher risk of EHI in southern states, it is a concern that cannot be ignored in Wisconsin. The NFHS has recommended policy changes for a few years, and there are rumors of future legislation on this issue based on the Korey Stringer Foundation guidelines. With a strong, evidence-based, effective policy for EHI, the WIAA will have an effective policy to protect the student-athlete.

Fall Sportsmanship Award Winners Selected

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance Company,  has selected the team Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2013 Fall State Championships.

The winners of the State Team Tournament Sportsmanship Awards are Brookfield East in boys volleyball, Ashland in boys soccer, Oshkosh North in football, Middleton in girls team tennis and Hilbert in girls volleyball.


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