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 of planning care. The NFHS reserves the right to rescind or modify any such document at any time.


Sports Related Skin Infections Position Statement and Guidelines
General Guidelines for Sport Hygiene-Skin Infections and Communicable Diseases
ASAA Statement On Skin Infections


Position Statement on Emerging Technology and Risk Minimization
Position Statement and Recommendations for Mouthguard Use in Sports
Soft or Padded Headgear in Non-helmeted Sports Position Statement
NFHS Statement on Medical Appliances


Position Statement and Recommendations for the Use of Energy Drinks by Young Athletes
Position Statement on Apperarance and Performance Enhancing Drug


Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Position Statement
Guidelines on Handling Contests During Lightning or Thunder Disturbances


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