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OSAA Information and Resources for Parents and Students

Parents and Students

At its core, the Oregon School Activities Association strives to provide quality programs for high school students throughout Oregon. Parents can be the most influential and positive support group for students as they grow and develop. The following resources will help parents and students in getting the most out of their interscholastic experiences. We encourage you to work closely with your local school and school district to take full advantage of the benefits offered through high school activities.

Mission of the OSAA

The mission of the OSAA is to serve member schools by providing leadership and state coordination for the conduct of interscholastic activities, which will enrich the educational experiences of high school students. The OSAA will work to promote interschool activities that provide equitable participation opportunities, positive recognition and learning experiences to students, while enhancing the achievement of educational goals.

NFHS Learning Center

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) provides an online learning center with sports and activity related training courses. Some courses are available for free. Check out the NFHS Learning Center for more.

Visit the NFHS Learning Center for additional online courses.
» The Parent Seat
» Positive Parenting Within School Programs
» Social Media
» Several More Courses

OSAA Policies, Forms, and Links

OSAA policies and forms can be found by using the Governance navigational bar at the top of every OSAA webpage. Most of the questions we receive from administrators are on the following topics.

School administrators are well versed when it comes to OSAA rules and policies. We strongly encourage parents to direct questions regarding OSAA policies your local school administration.



Name, Image, and Likeness

This page is designed to help support schools, students, and parents when it comes to Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). The links below will help families navigate this constantly changing landscape.

NIL rights are defined as the three components of a person's right of publicity and NIL rules allow athletes to be compensated for their personal brands with promotions for various services and products. Examples of NIL activities include, but are not limited to: social media promotion, endorsements, appearances, sponsorships, autograph signings, private training camps and clinics, etc.

OSAA Awards Rule

» Rule 8.4 - Awards (updated 10/10/2022)

College Governing Bodies

NCAA Interim NIL Policy (10/26/2022)
NCAA Presumption of a Violation Related to NIL Activities (Jan. 2023)

Educational Resources for Schools, Students, and Parents

» Eccker Sports
» Eccker Sports - Resource Hub
» Eccker Sports - Courses
» Eccker Sports - Coach Assist
» Eccker Sports - Industry Insights
» Advance NIL Consulting and Education
» Student-Athlete Insights (Consulting and Education)

Oregon State Law (ORS) - Student Athlete Agents

» ORS 702.005
» ORS 702.027
» ORS 702.047

NFHS Support (NFHS Learn)

» Name, Images, Likeness Course

Additional Resources

The following resources provide quality information on pertinent subjects for parents and students.

Hazing Prevention Resources

Beyond High School: College Bound Student Information

The resources below should be utilized as part of a larger collaboration of efforts among the student, parents, coaches, school administrators, and college compliance or admissions personnel.
Choosing the Right School:  » College Board  » College Data

» Nov. 7 NCAA Eligibility Center Webinar: Initial Eligibility during COVID-19 - »Webinar Recording, »Webinar Presentation
» National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Educational Resources
» NCAA Eligibility Center
» Initial Eligibility brochure (tri-fold)
» Initial Eligibility one-page brochure
» High School Counselors Quick Hits
» National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
» NAIA Eligibility Center
» National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
» National Letter of Intent
» High School Counselor Guide
An excellent resource for coaches and their high school counselor contacts.
» Registration Checklist
Things your student-athletes need to have ready when creating their NCAA Eligibility Center Account

Oregon Army National Guard

The Oregon Army National Guard is a proud partner of the OSAA and OACA. When a student joins the Oregon Army National Guard, they're joining a team with purpose and setting themselves up for a successful future. Our part-time Soldiers serve locally and gain job skills and leadership experience; plus, they get a head start on a civilian career.

To learn more about our 100% tuition assistance and 100+ career fields, visit OregonArmyGuard.com. To get connected with a local Recruiter to explore the many ways Guard service can accelerate your path, fill out the contact form at: OregonArmyGuard.com/Contact.