Minnesota State High School League
Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
STEROID AND SUPPLEMENT POSITION

The Minnesota State High School League Sports Medicine Advisory Committee recommends the following position regarding performance-enhancing nutritional supplements to the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors:

In order to minimize the health and safety risks to student-athletes, maintain ethical standards and reduce liability risks, school personnel and coaches should never supply or recommend the use of any drug, medication or food supplement solely for performance-enhancing purposes. School personnel and coaches should not dispense any drug, medication or food supplement except when  the student is under the care of a doctor and only as prescribed. Even natural substances in unnatural amounts may have short-term or long-term negative health effects.

Students should not use creatine, androstenedione, ephredrine or other performance enhancing nutritional supplements as defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) www.wada-ama.org except under the care and direction of a licensed medical professional and only then in the manner prescribed by the medical professional and manufacturer’s recommendations.