New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association


New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association
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TypeVolunteer; NPO
Legal statusAssociation
Headquarters251 Clinton St.
Concord, NH 03301
Region served
New Hampshire
Official language
Executive Director
R. Patrick Corbin
AffiliationsNational Federation of State High School Associations

The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) is the governing body for sports competitions among all public and some private high schools in New Hampshire. It is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations.


Schools competing under the NHIAA are grouped into four classes:

  • Division I: over 900 students
  • Division II: 525-899 students
  • Division III: 286-524 students
  • Division IV: up to 285 students

Schools are reclassified every two years. The classification thresholds are periodically adjusted so as to result in an approximately equal number of teams in each class. Schools may petition the NHIAA to play in a class higher than that in which they would otherwise be placed.

For some sports (e.g. football or ice hockey), competition is not organized based on school class, but based on divisions established by the NHIAA committee governing the individual sport.

Classifications for 2017–2018 and the 2018-2019 seasons are as follows:[1]

Division I (formerly Class L)

Division II (formerly Class I)

Division III (formerly Class M)

Division IV (formerly Class S)


The NHIAA sanctions competitions in the following sports:

Fall season

Sport Divisions
Bass fishing (Co-ed)[2] One division
Cross country[3] Three divisions (I, II, III)
Field hockey[4] Three divisions (I, II, III)
Football[5] Four divisions (I, II, III, IV)
Golf (Boys)[6] Three divisions (I, II, III)
Golf (Girls)[6] One division
Soccer[7] Four divisions (I, II, III, IV)
Spirit[8] Three divisions (I, II, III)
Volleyball (Girls)[9] Three divisions (I, II, III)

Winter season

Sport Divisions
Basketball[10] Four divisions (I, II, III, IV)
Bowling (Co-ed)[11] One division
Gymnastics[12] One division
Ice hockey (Boys)[13] Three division (I, II, III)
Ice hockey (Girls)[13] One division
Indoor Track[14] Two divisions (I, II)
Skiing (Alpine[15] and Nordic[16]) Four divisions (I, II, III, IV)
Spirit[8] Three divisions (I, II, III)
Swimming and Diving[17] Two divisions (I, II)
Wrestling[18] Three divisions (I, II, III)

Spring season

Sport Divisions
Baseball[19] Four divisions (I, II, III, IV)
Lacrosse (Boys)[20] and Girls[21] Three divisions (I, II, III)
Softball[22] Four divisions (I, II, III, IV)
Tennis (Boys) and (Girls)[23] Three divisions (I, II, III)
Track and field[24] Three divisions (I, II, III)
Volleyball (Boys)[9] One division

See also


  1. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article IV" (PDF). NHIAA.
  2. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XV" (PDF). NHIAA.
  3. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XVIII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  4. ^ "NHIAA By-Law XIX" (PDF). NHIAA.
  5. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XX" (PDF). NHIAA.
  6. ^ a b "NHIAA By-Law Article XXI" (PDF). NHIAA.
  7. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXX" (PDF). NHIAA.
  8. ^ a b "NHIAA By-Law Article XXXII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  9. ^ a b "NHIAA By-Law Article XXXVI" (PDF). NHIAA.
  10. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XVI" (PDF). NHIAA.
  11. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XVII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  12. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  13. ^ a b "NHIAA By-Law Article XXIII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  14. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXIV" (PDF). NHIAA.
  15. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXVIII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  16. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXIX" (PDF). NHIAA.
  17. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXXIII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  18. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXXVII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  19. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XIV" (PDF). NHIAA.
  20. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXV" (PDF). NHIAA.
  21. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXVI" (PDF). NHIAA.
  22. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXXI" (PDF). NHIAA.
  23. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXXIV" (PDF). NHIAA.
  24. ^ "NHIAA By-Law Article XXVII" (PDF). NHIAA.
  • 2018-2019 NHIAA Handbook

External links

  • Official site