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 Website miaa.net 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. 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. The only other state that plays high school football under NCAA rules, Texas, uses the NFHS standard of 12-minute quarters.
Notes and references
- ^ "Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association". http://www.miaa.net/. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- ^ "Rule 69.1" (PDF). Rules and Regulations Governing Athletics. Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. July 1, 2009–June 30, 2011. http://www.miaa.net/MIAA-Handbook-09-11.pdf. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- MIAA official website
National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations (NFHS)
AL: AHSAA • AK: ASAA • AZ: AIA • AR: AAA • CA: CIF • CO: CHSAA • CT: CIAC • DE: DIAA • DC: DCIAA • FL: FHSAA • GA: GHSA • HI: HHSAA • ID: IHSAA • IL: IHSA • IN: IHSAA • IA: IHSAA / IGHSAU • KS: KSHSAA • KY: KHSAA • LA: LHSAA • ME: MPA • MD: MPSSAA • MA: MIAA • MI: MHSAA • MN: MSHSL • MS: MHSAA • MO: MSHSAA • MT: MHSA • NE: NSAA • NV: NIAA • NH: NHIAA • NJ: NJSIAA • NM: NMAA • NY: NYSPHSAA • NC: NCHSAA • ND: NDHSAA • OH: OHSAA • OK: OSSAA • OR: OSAA • PA: PIAA • RI: RIIL • SC: SCHSL • SD: SDHSAA • TN: TSSAA • TX: UIL • UT: UHSAA • VT: VPA • VA: VHSL • WA: WIAA • WV: WVSSAC • WI: WIAA • WY: WHSAA
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