Nebraska School Activities Association

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Nebraska School Activities Association
Abbreviation NSAA
Type Volunteer; NPO
Legal status Association
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 500 Charleston St.
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States 68501
Region served
Official language
Executive Director
Dr. Jim Tenopir (Interim)
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Remarks (402) 489-0386

The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is the organization which oversees interscholastic competition in the state of Nebraska at the high school level. The mission statement of the NSAA is:


High schools in Nebraska are assigned into classes that are determined by the size of the school's enrollment. From largest to smallest, Nebraska high school activity classes are:

  • AA (used only in music)
  • A
    • A1 (unofficial)
    • A2 (unofficial)
  • B
  • C – in certain activities, divided into:
    • C1
    • C2
  • D – in certain activities, divided into:
    • D1
    • D2

The number of classes used for each activity varies by the number of participating schools and by the nature of the activity; football, volleyball, basketball, plays and speech are the only activities that are divided into six classes. An additional classification, D3, was used for 6-man football until that sport was dropped from NSAA oversight after the 1998 season.

Each activity has its own standards for classification. For example, a high school may compete in Class D1 for football, Class C2 for volleyball, and Class D for track and field.


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