Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association

Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
Abbreviation MIAA
Motto "Building the future through athletics"
Formation 1977
Legal status Association
Purpose/focus Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 33 Forge Pkwy.
Franklin, MA 02038
Region served Massachusetts
Membership 365 high schools
Official languages English
Executive Director Dick Neal
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Remarks (508) 541-7997

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), comprising 365 high schools in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, is an organization that sponsors activities in more than thirty sports.[1] The MIAA is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which writes the rules for most U.S. high school sports and activities.

Notably, the MIAA does not use the NFHS ruleset for football, choosing instead to use NCAA (college) rules with minor modifications. It is the only state in which high school football is played in 11-minute quarters.[2] The only other state that plays high school football under NCAA rules, Texas, uses the NFHS standard of 12-minute quarters.

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association". Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rule 69.1" (PDF). Rules and Regulations Governing Athletics. Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. July 1, 2009–June 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

External links

  • MIAA official website

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