Resources intended to provide rules and guidance in the administration of Middle School Athletics.

link to middle school athletic manual

Updated for 2018 - 19 academic year


Eligibility lists shall be certified with the signature of the principal and filed with the local superintendent (or his/her designee) prior to the first game or contest in that sport.

North Carolina State Board of Education Policy


Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Charter School boards are authorized to determine whether and to what extent students in grades 6-12 may participate in interscholastic athletics; provided, however, that students in sixth grade are not eligible to participate in football.

All coaches, school nurses, athletic directors, first responders', volunteers, students who participate in middle or high school interscholastic athletic activities, and the parents or guardians of those students shall receive, on an annual basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet.

Each Local Education Agency (LEA) and charter school must develop a plan for addressing the needs of students preschool through twelfth grade suffering concussions.

This Article may be cited as the "Athletic Trainers Licensing Act". The practice of athletic trainer services affects the public health, safety, and welfare. Licensure of the practice of athletic trainer services is necessary to ensure minimum standards of competency and to provide the public with safe athletic trainer services. It is the purpose of this Article to provide for the regulation of persons offering athletic trainer services

Coaching Practice & Procedure

The function of a coach is to educate students through participation in interscholastic competition. An interscholastic program should be designed to enhance academic achievement and should never interfere with opportunities for academic success. Each student should be treated with the utmost respect and his or her welfare should be considered in decisions by the coach at all times. Accordingly, the following guidelines for coaches have been adopted by the NFHS Board of Directors.