Alabama High School Athletic Association

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Alabama High School Athletic Association
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Abbreviation AHSAA
Formation 1921
Legal status
Association
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 7325 Halcyon Summit Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36117
Region served
Alabama
Membership 401 senior high schools;
287 junior high schools
Official language
English
Executive Director
Steve Savarese
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Staff 13
Website ahsaa.com
Remarks (334) 263-6994

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA), based in Montgomery, is the agency which oversees interscholastic athletic programs for public schools in Alabama.

The AHSAA is a member National Federation of State High School Associations since 1924.

The AHSAA merged with the Alabama Interscholastic Athletic Association in 1968, forming one high school athletic association for the State of Alabama in accordance with a court order relating to athletics. The AIAA had previously governed athletics at segregated African-American schools.

The AHSAA sponsors state championships programs in 12 boys and 12 girls sports: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Football, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling, and Indoor Track.

While the AHSAA is the primary sanctioning organization for high school sports in Alabama (and the only one allowed for public schools), it is not the only such organization. The Alabama Independent School Association sanctions athletics for approximately 40 private schools throughout the state.[1] Other smaller organizations, such as the Alabama Christian Sports Conference and the Alabama Christian Athletic and Academic Association, sanction sports from smaller Christian schools and home schools, particularly in eight-man football.

The current executive director is Steve Savarese.

Championship locations[edit]

The AHSAA sponsors state championship events in various locations across the state of Alabama. Currently, championships are held in the following locations:

History[edit]

The AHSAA was founded in 1921. Charter member schools were:

(Italicized schools indicate schools which have closed or are no longer members of the AHSAA.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alabama Independent School Association 2011-2012 Directory, retrieved November 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "Seventy-Eight High Schools Are Admitted to State Organization. Alabama High School Athletic Association Organized at Birmingham", Montgomery Advertiser, April 16, 1922.

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