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  • Spring 2018 State Tournaments

    Girls' Tennnis State Champions:  Caesar Rodney

    Boys' Tennis State Champions:  Caesar Rodney

    Unified Track & Field State Champions:  Caesar Rodney

    Track & Field Girls State Champions D1:  Padua Academy

    Track & Field Girls State Champions D2: Tatnall School

    Track & Field Boys State Champions D1:  Dover High School

    Track & Field Boys State Champions D2:  A.I. duPont High School

    Outdoor Track and Field:  Meet of Champions will be held on Friday, May 25 at Caravel

    Tennis:  Finals on Friday, May 25 at St. Andrew's

    Golf:  Live updates

    Girls Lacrosse Bracket

    Saint Mark's 15 Ursuline 13

    Cape Henlopen 19 Archmere 4

    Softball Bracket

    Smyrna 8 CSW 0

    Appoquinimink 6 Caravel 5

    Girls' Tennis Brackets

    Boys' Tennis Brackets

    Boys' Lacrosse Bracket - updated with QF sites and times

    Girls' Soccer Bracket D1

    Padua 5 Cape Henlopen 0

    Caesar Rodney 4 William Penn 1

    Middletown 1 Appoquinimink 0

    CSW 1 Sussex Tech 0

    Girls' Soccer Bracket D2

    Indian River 2 Caravel 1 (OT)

    Tower Hill 6 Ursuline 0

    Sanford 4 Wilmington Friends 0

    DMA 5 Wilmington Christian 0

    Baseball Bracket

    Sussex Tech 9 Red Lion 5 (10 innings)

    Polytech 3 Wilmington Friends 1

    Middletown 10 Caesar Rodney 3

    Sussex Central 6 Concord 2

    DMA 4 Delmarva Christian 0

    Dover 7 Indian River 4

    Conrad 7 Delmar 5

    Newark Charter 12 Archmere 9 

    All Round 2 games on Saturday will be played at 1 PM at the higher seed except the Salesianum, Caravel and Hodgson games which will be played at 3 PM.

    Ticketing and Streaming

    Tickets to championship games can be purchased online at www.statechamps.com/DIAA.  

    Watch DIAA tournament events live on the NFHS Network.

    The NFHS Network is the exclusive broadcast rights holder of DIAA postseason events.  Any individual streaming a game is strictly prohibited and is in direct violation of DIAA's contract with the NFHS Network.  Any violation of the NFHS Network's exclusive rights may result in legal action by the NFHS Network.

     

     

DIAA News

  • THE INHERENT RISK OF SPORT SPECIALIZATION.

    HOW TO HELP PROTECT YOUNG ATHLETES FROM INJURY

    By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and

    Thomas E. Neubauer, Executive Director of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association.

    One of the responsibilities that parents and guardians take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. Families also can help their older children protect themselves from sports injuries simply by encouraging them to play multiple sports rather than specializing in one. Not all injuries are caused by a twist, fall, collision or accident. Many are caused when young athletes repeat the same athletic activity so often that muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones don’t have time to recover— especially among middle school and high school students. These injuries can end promising careers, cost families tens of thousands of dollars, squash dreams and literally change lives. Examples include elbow and arm injuries to teenagers who play baseball or softball all year long, shoulder injuries to year-round swimmers, wrist and elbow injuries to gymnasts, and stress fractures to soccer players. The culprit, most often, is what’s commonly known as “sport specialization,” the process of playing the same sport all year long with the goal of either gaining a competitive edge or earning a college scholarship. It involves intense, year-round training in a single sport. Research shows that sports specialization is putting teenage athletes at risk. According to a study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin, high school athletes who specialize in a single sport are 70 percent more likely to suffer an injury during their playing season than those who play multiple sports. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says much the same. It reports that “overuse injuries” (injuries caused when an athletic activity is repeated so often that parts of the body do not have enough time to heal) are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle school and high school students. There is a solution. Young athletes should be encouraged to play multiple sports. When student-athletes cross-train, they work different muscle groups and joints which, in fact, results in better overall conditioning. They also develop a new set of athletic skills like hand-eye coordination, balance, endurance, explosion and agility that are transferable to their primary sport. It is no coincidence that 29 of the 32 first-round picks in the 2018 National Football League draft played multiple sports in high school. Parents can play a key role in preventing these overuse injuries by encouraging their children to play multiple sports rather than pushing them to specialize in one sport. They will have more fun, will be less likely to suffer burnout and will actually become better athletes.

Purpose of DIAA

  • Purpose of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA)

    The purpose of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association is to

    • preserve and promote the educational significance of interscholastic athletics;
    • ensure that interscholastic sports remain compatible with the educational mission of the member schools;
    • provide for fair competition between member schools;
    • promote sportsmanship and ethical behavior;
    • establish and enforce standards of conduct for athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and spectators;
    • protect the physical well-being of athletes;
    • and promote healthy adolescent lifestyles.
     
    Contact Information
    Thomas Neubauer, Executive Director
    Phone: (302) 857-3365 Fax: (302) 739-1769

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