TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Practice for high school football in both South Georgia and North Florida starts in less than two weeks. Thursday in Tallahassee, close to 150 athletic directors in the state of Florida were learning how to keep those athletes eligible, plus a whole lot more, as the Florida High School Athletic Association held a mandatory eligibility and compliance seminar.
Athletic Directors have to attend one seminar every two years, and the information they learn? Vital in making sure the upcoming school year runs smooth.
"You keep up to date with what's going on," said FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn. "Again, with our legislature, and our representative assembly and what our board of directors might have done that's changed or what our administrative staff may have done also. It's also a great time to network. Sometimes these guys don't see each other but once a year. It's a good time. There's an awful lot of sidebar, lots of great sidebard going on. I want to say these guys are like students all over again. They do a great job and they want to be here and it's important."