GAINESVILLE, FLA. –
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader, have announced a planned partnership agreement that will make MaxPreps the FHSAA's exclusive scores and statistics provider. The agreement will be for five years.
"For the past 15 years, MaxPreps has been known as the leader in online high school sports," FHSAA Executive Director Dr. Roger Dearing said. "We are thrilled to give our coaches, student-athletes and fans the ability to access real-time scores and statistics via their digital platforms."
MaxPreps and the FHSAA will offer a publishing platform across desktop, tablet and mobile devices that will streamline the process of managing scores and statistics from its nearly 800 member schools along with several thousand contests each month.
Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, member school coaches will be required to submit scores to MaxPreps after each game to accurately track regular season standings and results used for the FHSAA State Series. In addition, coaches will have the opportunity to submit statistics in order to be included in FHSAA statewide statistical leaderboards, records, media publications and other initiatives.
FHSAA.org will feature live scores from MaxPreps on its homepage along with MaxPreps automated postseason brackets for each sport (mobile, app and desktop). The partnership also enables all box score information published on MaxPreps.com to be automatically provided to the FHSAA for use in managing various initiatives.
"MaxPreps is honored to partner with the Florida High School Athletic Association to provide an efficient and streamlined process to highlight all member schools and Florida student-athletes," said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. "MaxPreps is committed to working with state high school associations nationwide to protect and strengthen education-based athletics. We look forward to working with the FHSAA to help further their goals and provide positive coverage of all member schools."
For more information about the FHSAA, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for "FHSAA."About the FHSAA
The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.About MaxPreps.com
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 over 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, scores and expert analysis, please visit www.maxpreps.com.