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2015 “Beyond the Game” Essay Contest Winner

2015 “Beyond the Game” Essay Contest Winner

Congratulations to Benjamin Reaux of South Lafourche High School for winning our 2015 "Beyond the Game" Essay Contest. Benjamin will receive a $500 prize and will be recognized at the LHSCA Coaches Clinic in Baton Rouge in July.  The theme of this year's essay contest was based on "The thrill of victory lasts only a moment, the respect earned through good sportsmanship lasts for eternity". Here's an excerpt from Benjamin's essay:  "Success is far more than just the grade on the test, the numbers on the scoreboard, and the trophies collecting dust in the showcase. Success is what was learned from the class, the respect and friendship gained on and across the field, and the priceless memories created during each…

2014 Prep Classic Poster Contest Winner Announced

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and Raising Cane’s congratulate Robert Paul David, a senior of Patterson High School, for winning the 2014 LHSAA Prep Classic Poster Contest! Robert’s artwork will serve as the official poster and program cover for the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Classic and he will be featured in the souvenir program for the event.  He will be recognized during halftime of the Class 3A championship game with his art teacher Mrs. Reagan Beaubouef, Patterson principal Ms. Rachael Credeur, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Raising Cane's and Superdome representatives, and receive overnight accommodations in New Orleans and VIP passes to enjoy the Prep Classic in an LHSAA suite.  Robert will also enjoy a $100 prize compliments of the LHSAA…

NFHS Coaches Education Update

Noticed any recent changes to the NFHS Coaches Education program and website?  Here is some information that you may find helpful.

2014 Student-Athlete Advisory Council

The LHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Council Committee would like to take this opportunity thank all principals, athletic directors, and students that sent in applicatons to serve as a member of this board.   The number of applications we received exceeded our expectations, and were more than predicted.  The selection process was based on criteria that the LHSAA committee used for choosing the candidates.  Please click on the following LINK to see the LHSAA STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COUNCIL (SAAC).   We also have listed several alternates for students who are unable to carry out their duties or removed for other purposes.   Our office will be contacting the SAAC members early next week to inform them of our first meeting which is currently scheduled for Sunday, September 21 @ 2:00 p.m. here at the LHSAA office.    Ronda…

Events: Week of Aug. 18

Please take note of the following events for the week of Aug. 18: Monday, Aug. 18: Football Rules Clinic @ LHSAA office -- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: Football Rules Clinic @ East Jefferson High School -- 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20: Handbook Certification Class @ LHSAA office -- 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: Football Rules Clinic @ Mandeville High School -- 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24: Makeup Football Rules Clinic @ LHSAA office -- 3:00 p.m.

Golden Torch Award Nominations

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) initiated the Golden Torch in 2005 to recognize a former LHSAA student-athlete who went on to participate at the collegiate level. The nominee should exemplify the meaning of the term “student-athlete” and serve as a positive example and role model for today’s high school student-athletes. LHSAA member schools can submit the names of former student-athletes who have attended college and met the criteria set forth for the Golden Torch Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, December 5, 2014. Questions about the Golden Torch Award should be directed to Nicole Griffith at or 225-300-4201. For more information about the Golden Torch Award or to access the nomination form, choose the Golden…

Official Baden Balls for the 2014-15 School Year

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and the Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) recognizes Baden Sports, Inc. as the "Official Ball Company" for our organization. On behalf of our partnership, the LHSAA encourages our member schools to purchase products from companies that support high school athletics in Louisiana. Please refer to the linked attachement below for a list of official balls of  to be used in respective state championships and LHSAA/LHSCA All-Star Games. 2014-15 LHSAA Baden Official Ball List For more information or assistance with Baden balls, contact Louisiana Territory Manager Jesse Coxwell at or 678-517-3260.

Additional Handbook Certification Classes, Locations Added

Because the 2014-15 school year is a renewal year for handbook certification (certification is good for three years) and with the passage of the new rule that requires first-time principals, athletic directors and head coaches of any sport to attend a handbook certification class within three months of being named to that position, Mr. Henderson has scheduled six additional handbook certification classes. Instead of these being held at the LHSAA office, the classes will be taught around the state to make it more convenient for those whose attendance is required.  Below are the six additional class dates and locations. Please note that all class times will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. CLASS DATE CITY CLASS LOCATION Thursday,…

Events: Week of Aug. 11

Please take note of the following events for the week of Aug. 11: Monday, Aug. 11: Football Rules Clinic @ Ruston High School -- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12: Football Rules Clinic @ Pineville High School -- 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13: Football Rules Clinic @ Jennings High School -- 7:00 p.m.

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