The Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) and MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader, have announced a five-year partnership agreement that will enable the HHSAA to provide a customized sports information platform for its member schools.
MaxPreps and the HHSAA will offer a publishing platform across desktop, tablet and mobile that will streamline the process of managing sports information from its member schools. The partnership enables all box score information published on MaxPreps.com to be automatically provided to the HHSAA for use in managing various initiatives.
Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, coaches will be required to submit scores to MaxPreps after each game to accurately track regular-season standings and results used for post-season qualifications. Coaches also will be required to submit team rosters and team photos to MaxPreps as part of the partnership. In addition, coaches will be encouraged to submit statistics in order to be included in HHSAA statewide statistical leaderboards, records, various media publications and other initiatives.
"MaxPreps' goal is to feature sports information from every team, every game and every player in America. With our new agreement with the HHSAA, we are a step closer to our goal," said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. "MaxPreps now works in partnership with 24-state high school governing bodies, and with the high quality of high school sports in Hawaii, we are thrilled to be able to share their accomplishments with the entire nation."
"The HHSAA is excited to partner with MaxPreps, the recognized leader in online high school sports information," said HHSAA Executive Director Chris Chun. "This partnership will provide our student- athletes added exposure on the national level in addition to the exceptional coverage they are already receiving statewide. Furthermore, MaxPreps will provide our coaches the tools to help promote their teams and student-athletes on a larger platform."
MaxPreps.com is the nation's most visited site for high school sports coverage. MaxPreps has been on the prep sports scene since 2002 and has successfully partnered with 23 other high school state associations. MaxPreps.com also is an official partner of the National Federation of State High School Associations.
MaxPreps is the leading online high school sports destination offering high school sports fans the most comprehensive coverage with the latest news, analysis, rankings and streaming content. MaxPreps aspires to cover every high school team, game and player by partnering with more than 100,000 coaches throughout the country. A unit of CBS Interactive and a CBSSports.com site, MaxPreps was founded in August 2002 and is headquartered in Cameron Park, Calif. For more information about MaxPreps and for the latest high school sports news, please visit www.maxpreps.com.
About the Hawaii High School Athletic Association
Founded in 1956, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational athletic organization exclusively dedicated to serving 95 public and independent member high schools statewide, as they work cooperatively to support and promote athletics as part of the high school education program. As the umbrella organization of high school athletics, the HHSAA operates 44 state championships in 18 different sports, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, in addition to providing professional development opportunities for coaches and athletic administrators. For more information on the Hawaii High School Athletic Association, go to www.sportshigh.com.