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NFHS Announces Partnership with Selective Service System

Posted: 07-24-2015 | Categories: LHSCA, Administrators, Parents & Students

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Selective Service System Announced as NFHS Corporate Partner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           Contact: Mark Koski

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 24, 2015) — The Selective Service System, an independent agency within the Executive Branch of the U.S. Federal Government,  is a new Corporate Partner of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).   

Selective Service will be the exclusive NFHS partner for football, which will include coverage in the sport’s rules book, rules poster and rules PowerPoint. In addition, Selective Service will have coverage in the Basketball Rules Book, Wrestling Rules Book and Basketball Scorebook.

“We are pleased to partner with the Selective Service System to assist in spreading the word about the requirement for 18-year-olds to register with SSS,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “We look forward to working with the Selective Service System through this partnership.”

Virtually all men in the United States are required to register with the Selective Service System when they turn 18 years of age, which would provide structure for an efficient and equitable process in the unlikely event that a draft was necessary. Registration keeps young men eligible for college loans and grants, federal jobs and training programs, and U.S. citizenship for immigrants. In many states, 18-year-old men must register with Selective Service in order to renew their driver’s license.

“Selective Service is excited about the partnership,” said Richard Flahavan, associate director for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs. “It gives us the opportunity in a very credible way to remind coaches about a very important message for student-athletes which helps them avoid the consequences of not knowing about the registration requirement.”

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About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction 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 writes playing rules for 16 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.7 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at http://www.nfhs.org.

About the U.S. Selective Service System

The Selective Service System is an independent agency within the Executive Branch of the U.S. Federal Government. The Selective Service System and the registration requirement for America’s young men provide our Nation with a structure and a system of guidelines which would provide the most prompt, efficient, and equitable draft possible, in the unlikely event that an unforeseen national emergency required such an action. Virtually all young men are required to register with Selective Service when they turn 18. When a young man registers, he stays eligible for student loans and grants, federally funded job training programs, government jobs, and U.S. citizenship for immigrants. In most states a young man must also register in order to renew his driver’s license. Men who register with Selective Service keep their opportunities open. http://www.sss.gov

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Bruce Howard, 317-972-6900
Director of Publications and Communications
National Federation of State High School Associations
bhoward@nfhs.org 

Chris Boone, 317-972-6900
Assistant Director of Publications and Communications
National Federation of State High School Associations
cboone@nfhs.org

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