NFHS Launches Campaign Against Bad Behavior at Events – Enough is Enough
Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director
Periodically, The NFHS Voice will be presented in the form of video. This week, NFHS CEO Karissa Niehoff unveils the nationwide campaign entitled Bench Bad Behavior which is designed to end the out-of-control behavior by parents and other fans at high school sporting events. This unacceptable behavior is driving away men and women from serving as officials and threatening the future of high school sports in our country. Very simply, this unsportsmanlike behavior must stop - Enough is Enough.
Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff is in her fourth year as chief executive officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the first female to head the national leadership organization for high school athletics and performing arts activities and the sixth full-time executive director of the NFHS. She previously was executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference for seven years.
About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership
organization for high school sports and performing arts activities.
Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based
interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students
succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by
building awareness and support, improving the participation experience,
establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping
those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes
playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level.
Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia,
the NFHS reaches more than 19,500 high schools and 12 million
participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.6
million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on
interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings;
sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for
high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations
for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music
adjudicators; offers online education courses for coaches,
administrators, students, officials, performing arts educators, parents
and others; and serves as a national information resource of
interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit
the NFHS website at www.nfhs.org.