Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association

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Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
Map of USA highlighting Massachusetts.png
Location of Massachusetts on U.S. map
Abbreviation MIAA
Motto "Building the Future..."[1]
Formation 1978
Purpose Athletic / Educational
Region served
374 public and private high schools

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), comprising 374 public and private high schools in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, is an organization that sponsors activities in thirty-three sports.[2] The MIAA is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which writes the rules for most U.S. high school sports and activities. The MIAA was founded in 1978, and was preceded by both the Massachusetts Secondary School Principals Association (MSSPA) (1942-1978) and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council (MIAC) (1950-1978).

Notably, the MIAA does not use the NFHS ruleset for football, choosing instead to use NCAA (college) rules with minor modifications.[3] It is the only state in which high school football is played in 11-minute quarters. The only other state that plays high school football under NCAA rules, University Interscholastic League, uses the NFHS standard of 12-minute quarters.[4]


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Ski
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling


The leagues in the MIAA are separated into districts.[5]

District A[edit]

District B[edit]

District C[edit]

District D[edit]

District E[edit]

District F[edit]

District G[edit]

  • Berkshire County

District H[edit]

State Champions[edit]


The MIAA Football State Champions are listed below.[6]

Year Division Champion
2014 1 Xaverian Brothers
2 Marshfield
3 Dartmouth
4 Holliston
5 Abington
6 Cohasset
2013 1 Central Catholic
2 Mansfield
3 Tewksbury Memorial
4 Doherty Memorial
5 Bishop Fenwick
6 Littleton


  1. ^ "Home - MIAA Home Page". MIAA. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "About MIAA". MIAA. pp. 1, 21. Retrieved 11 January 2015. The MIAA is self-regulating with the 374 member schools providing individual leaders to serve within the 35 MIAA governance units. 
  3. ^ "Football". MIAA. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "UIL Exceptions to NCAA Football Rules (2014-2015 School Year)". University Interscholastic League. p. 5. Retrieved 11 January 2015. The total playing time in UIL Varsity games shall be 48 minutes, divided into four periods of 12 minutes each, with one-minute intermissions between the first and second periods (first half) and between the third and fourth periods (second half) (Exception: In games below the varsity level, periods may be shortened by mutual consent of the competing schools). 
  5. ^ "MIAA League Directory". MIAA. pp. 1–15. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Football Fall 2014 Information". MIAA. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 

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