The Iowa High School Athletic Association is excited to partner with Varsity Bound to provide a member school software database for sport administration starting in the 2021-22 athletic year.

Varsity Bound has managed Quik Stats Iowa on behalf of the IHSAA and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and will now expand its member school services to include the IHSAA’s database and directory.

“The Varsity Bound team has modernized how our member schools input sports data and have considered athletic director and coach use every step of the way,” IHSAA executive director Tom Keating said. “This is a positive partnership that will allow our member schools to update their teams, coaches, student-athletes, and IHSAA and IGHSAU management all in one place.”

Coaches and administrators with Varsity Bound accounts will receive internal messages from the IHSAA and Varsity Bound during the database update. The IHSAA’s legacy database will remain active for member schools through the 2021 baseball season.

The first IHSAA database feature available through Varsity Bound will be confirmations for the annual online NFHS Concussion Course, which opened for on July 1 for the 2021-22 school year and requires member schools to enter all active coach names and Board of Educational Examiner folder numbers. The IHSAA’s fall sports programs will be utilizing services at Varsity Bound as they become available.

“We are excited to be deepening our partnership with IHSAA, building software that helps bring our communities and state together around high school sports,” said Sam Schill, co-founder of Varsity Bound.

Direct links to the new Varsity Bound database and requested materials will remain available through the IHSAA’s Coaches & Administrators page. Once logged in, users will be able to select the IHSAA logo from the menu bar to view IHSAA forms and information.

Officials services, which were previously managed through the IHSAA’s legacy database, will also transition to a new platform following the 2021 baseball season. The Iowa Center for Officials Services will host both IHSAA and IGHSAU officials accounts through the NFHS-supported DragonFly software. Information on ICOS and account information is located on the IHSAA’s Officials page.

Customer support for Quik Stats Iowa and the IHSAA database will continue to be managed by Varsity Bound.

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