Welcome to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association

Founded in 1951, the Connecticut High School Coaches Association supports its member coaches and their student-athletes by offering ongoing educational opportunities, recognizing outstanding coaching achievements and providing general consultation and advice to its members.

Current News

A message from CHSCA Executive Director Joe Canzanella

It was expected that the NFHS would be taking action on our request to examine the data behind its tiered system of COVID risk categories for sports. NFHS has approved a new position. You can read its latest position at this link:


The CIAC will examine the NFHS's latest guidance and will meet with our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee to review its revisions. The CIAC has also requested a meeting with DPH, DECD, and the Governor's office to review and discuss the NFHS's updated guidance as part of our continued collaboration focused on providing safe sport experiences for CT athletes.


The CHSCA leadership will monitor and contribute to the discussion with all stakeholders in order to provide a safe beginning and continuation of all winter and spring high school sports for our membership and their student-athletes.

Yours in sport,

Joe Canzanella, CMAA

CHSCA Announcements 

Track Class Championships

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2021 CHSCA Academic All State Nomination Form

The All State (selections based on consistent outstanding athletic performance) selections are done by sport coaches through their sport committees and not by the general public, parents, or others. The current header and form gives access to this form that is currently available online which was to be used by individuals to nominate Academic All State (based on first team All State selection and all other criteria outlined on the form candidates.  


NFHS Article, As Students Return to Sports,
Sportsmanship and Respect Must Be Emphasized



CHSCA Sports Committee Reports

CHSCA Racism Statement 



Due to the COVID-19 crisis the following scheduled events have been cancelled or postponed:

  • Hall of Fame POSTPONED until November 18, 2021

  • Coach of the Year (COTY) Banquet has been postponed to May 5, 2022.

  • NHSACA 2020 Annual Convention postponed to July 26-29, 2021. 


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CT Coach Magazine
Issue 1, 2020-2021
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CT Coach Magazine
Issue 3, 2019-2020
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CT Coach Magazine
Issue 2, 2019-2020
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CT Coach Magazine
Issue 1, 2019-2020


As coaches start to work with their athletes, make sure they follow all guidelines mandated by state and local agencies and the school district. If you have a question on coverage please contact Greg Joly  at 1-800-566-6479.

2020-2021 CHSCA insurance coverage runs from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021, so those of you who have not joined for the 2020-2021 membership year are not covered by CHSCA insurance. You can get coverage now by joining the CHSCA which will cover you until July 31, 2021. After that, the 2021-2022 membership year begins and you need to sign up again to be covered from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022.