Indiana High School Athletic Association

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Indiana High School Athletic Association
(IHSAA)
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Abbreviation IHSAA
Motto "Play On"
Formation 1903
Type Volunteer; NPO
Legal status Association
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 9150 Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240 USA
Region served Indiana
Membership 2009-2010 Membership
411 Full High School Members
0 Junior Members
1 IHSA Member participating in conference[1]
1 member participating in an IHSA conference in 2015.
Official language English
Commissioner Bobby Cox
Parent organization National Federation of State High School Associations
Affiliations 51 High School Athletic Conferences
Volunteers 18
Website ihsaa.org
Remarks Phone: (317) 846-6601
Fax: 317-575-4244

The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) is the arbiter of interscholastic competition among public and private high schools in the U.S. state of Indiana. It monitors a system that divides athletically-competing high schools in Indiana based on the school's enrollment. The divisions, known as classes, are intended to foster fair competition among schools of similar sizes. A school ranked 3A is larger than a school ranked 1A, but not as large as a 6A-ranked school. Only football has 6 classes. Boys' basketball, girls' basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball are divided into four classes. Boys' and girls' soccer will be divided into two classes for the first time for the 2011–12 school year. All other sports compete in a single class.

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See also: Indiana High School Athletic Conferences Page 1, 2, 3, or IHSAA Conference-Independent Schools

The IHSAA is divided into three board of director districts: Northern, Central, and Southern. For the State Tournament, there are two divisions. The Northern District is composed of 21 of Indiana's Counties consisting the northern third of Indiana. The Southern District is composed of the remaining 71 counties and includes all of the Indianapolis area except Madison County. It is from these two districts, the top two teams meet at the state finals usually held in or around Indianapolis. In the regular season, most of the member schools' sports activities are governed by one, sometimes two or three of Indiana's 51 Athletic Conferences.

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