The NFHS has partnered with UpMetrics to conduct a national research project, which involves surveying of state high school association administrators, athletic directors, football coaches, high school student-athletes (current and former football players), parents and officials about their experiences in football and the benefits of participation.
To help garner as much feedback as possible specific to the football landscape in your section, we ask that you pass along the links to your principals, athletic directors, and football coaches and football officiating groups across your section. Please also encourage them to pass the survey along to parents of football players, along with both current and former high school football players as well.
Each of the four survey audiences are hyperlinked below directly to their respective survey.
· Students Please send this link to students currently playing and (if possible) to those who no longer play.
· Parents Please send this link to parents of students currently playing and (if possible) to those parents of students no longer playing.
· Coaches/ADs Please send this link to coaches and athletic directors.
· Officials Please send this link to officials
Thank you in advance for assisting the NFHS in this important research to best identify trends and perceptions specific to high school football. The UpMetrics platform will allow for “live” data population. Data will be presented in a variety of forms: “heat maps”, bar graphs, pie charts, etc. based on responses, and based on zip code. The data from this survey can help to inform your section office, along with school leaders and athletic directors about the participation and perception trends in their school and perhaps spark strategic efforts to grow/sustain football programs.