Let’s Gain New Appreciation for Officials During Down Time

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director During this shutdown of normal life in our nation, we are learning to deal with a new challenge – how to handle the unexpected time on our hands at home. Simply keeping up with the days of the week is a major accomplishment!             While we anxiously await […]

Whittaker Commits to Geneseo

Arianna Whittaker, daughter of Jennifer and Erik Whittaker, recently committed to run Cross Country and Track and Field at SUNY Geneseo.  Arianna has run for Canton Central School since the 10th grade when she transferred in from the Little River School in Canton. Arianna has had an amazing career as a Canton Golden Bear. She […]

DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT DURING CORONAVIRUS CANCELLATIONS, POSTPONEMENTS

The recent cancellations of playoffs, championships, games, tournaments, and meets at every level are disappointing, but I also am aware they are necessary to prevent further spread of disease. While cancellations and precautionary measures continue, how can I (as an athletic director, coach, or parent) talk to my athlete about this disappointment? Positive Coaching Alliance’s […]

Saluting High School Seniors as Spring Sports and Activities Remain on Hold

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director A visitor to the local high school in late March would normally find boys and girls engaged in track and field, baseball, softball and lacrosse practices. Inside the building, some students would be involved with speech or debate activities. Unfortunately, this is not a normal year – far […]