Indiana High School Athletic Association
(IHSAA)
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AbbreviationIHSAA
Motto"Play On"
Formation1903
TypeVolunteer; NPO
Legal statusAssociation
Purpose/focusAthletic/Educational
Headquarters9150 Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240 US
Region servedIndiana
Membership2009-2010 Membership
411 Full High School Members
0 Junior Members
1 IHSA Member participating in conference[1]
1 member participating in an IHSA conference in 2015.
Official languagesEnglish
CommissionerBobby Cox
Parent organizationNational Federation of State High School Associations
Affiliations51 High School Athletic Conferences
Volunteers18
Websiteihsaa.org
RemarksPhone: (317) 846-6601
Fax: 317-575-4244

The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) is the arbiter of interscholastic competition among public and private high schools in the U.S. state of Indiana. It monitors a system that divides athletically-competing high schools in Indiana based on the school's enrollment. The divisions, known as classes, are intended to foster fair competition among schools of similar sizes. A school ranked 3A is larger than a school ranked 1A, but not as large as a 6A-ranked school. Only football has 6 classes. Boys' basketball, girls' basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball are divided into four classes. Boys' and girls' soccer have featured three classes since the 2017–18 school year. All other sports compete in a single class.

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See also: Indiana High School Athletic Conferences Page 1, 2, 3, or IHSAA Conference-Independent Schools

The IHSAA is divided into three board of director districts: Northern, Central, and Southern. For the State Tournament, there are two divisions. The Northern District is composed of 21 of Indiana's Counties consisting the northern third of Indiana. The Southern District is composed of the remaining 71 counties and includes all of the Indianapolis area except Boone, Hamilton, and Madison Counties. It is from these two districts, the top two teams meet at the state finals usually held in or around Indianapolis.[clarification needed]

In the regular season, most of the member-schools' sports activities are governed by one, sometimes two or even three of Indiana's 51 athletic conferences. Some conferences only offer one sport while the school participates in a primary conference for all other sports. Other schools maintain independence in certain sports, like football or basketball.

Some smaller sports are governed by other organizations in Indiana. For example, boys' ice hockey is under the auspices of the Indiana State High School Hockey Association (ISHSHA). High school hockey in Indiana is concentrated in the northern portion of the state, around Indianapolis, plus a few other areas, such as Columbus and Evansville.

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