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DISCLAIMER – NFHS Position Statements and Guidelines 

The NFHS regularly distributes position statements and guidelines to promote public awareness of certain health and safety-related issues. Such information is neither exhaustive nor necessarily applicable to all circumstances or individuals, and is no substitute for consultation with appropriate health-care professionals. Statutes, codes or environmental conditions may be relevant. NFHS position statements or guidelines should be considered in conjunction with other pertinent materials when taking action or planning care. The NFHS reserves the right to rescind or modify any such document at any time. 

NFHS Guidelines on Handling Practices and Contests During Lightning and Thunder Disturbances January 2014  

Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion in Sports  October 2013 

Soft or Padded Headgear in Non-Helmeted Sports Position Statement June 2013 

 A Parent’s Guide to Concussion April 2013  

Sports Related Skin Infections Position Statement and Guidelines April 2013 

Invasive Medical Procedures on the Day of Competition Position Statement April 2013    

General Guidelines for Sports Hygiene, Skin Infections and Communicable Diseases October 2012 

NFHS Statement on Medical Appliances October 2012 

NFHS Position Statements:  A Guiding Document April 2012 

Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Position Statement April 2012 

Emerging Technology and Risk Minimization April 2012 

Supplements Position Statement  April 2012 

Position Statement on Anabolic, Androgenic Steroids April 2012 

Position Statement and Recommendations for the Use of Energy Drinks by Young Athletes October 2011  

Position Statement and Recommendations for Mouthguard Use in Sports October 2011 

Position Statement and Recommendations for Hydration to Minimize the Risk for Dehydration and Heat Illness October 2011 


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