Happy Holidays! Here is the December, 2015 edition of NYSPHSAA News.
NYSPHSAA News - December 2015
In this month's NYSPHSAA News: Seeking your input for changes to the NYSPHSAA website; Soccer Uniform changes for the 2016 season; a preview of the January 2016 NYSPSHAA Executive Committee Meeting; Fall Scholar Athlete recap; Fall Championship recap; Battle of the Fans information; Captains Club launch.
Happy Holidays!
All of us at NYSPHSAA wish you and your family Happy Holidays! Thank you for all that you do each and every day to prepare our student-athletes for their next step in life. We wish all of you continued success in 2016!                                
Soccer Uniform Changes - 2016


In the rule book on pages 41-43:

Specifically Rule 4 - Article I - section 1.a 

“a. The home team shall wear solid white jerseys and solid white socks, and the visiting team shall wear dark jerseys and socks (dark is defined as any color which contrasts with white). Prior to and during the game, jerseys shall be tucked into the shorts, unless manufactured to be worn outside.” 

Excerpt From: NFHS. “2015-16 NFHS Soccer Rules Book.” NFHS. iBooks. 

This material may be protected by copyright. 

Solid white is defined as white only. No colored piping, trim, stripes or decorative colored threading is allowed. The jersey may have the players name, school name, school logo, American flag, manufacturers label and the numbers front and back. 

For example, Adidas contrasting colored stripes are not in compliance!

NFHS Soccer Homepage
Executive Committee Meets January 29
The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee will meet via teleconference on Friday, January 29. A full agenda will be released two weeks prior to the meeting, but here are some of the action items that are scheduled to be voted upon:
  • Competitive Cheer judges fees
  • NYSPHSAA Baseball Championships becoming a 2-day tournament (Beginning in 2017)
  • Forming an Athlete Development Commitee
  • Forming a Student-Athlete Advisory Council
  • Practice session rule revision
  • Non-approved bat list with certification mark for Softball
Updates to NYSPHSAA Website
Soon, you will receive an email requesting your feedback for enhancements to the NYSPHSAA website. Our 'new' website launched in August, 2013 and will be updated following the 2015-16 school year. We hope that you will take the time to answer the survey so that we may make the proper enhancements to make our website even better!                                                                  
Fall Championships Conclude
On Sunday, November 29, the final two NYSPHSAA Championships of the 2015 Fall Season were handed out at the Carrier Dome. Congratulations to all of our teams on their remarkable fall season! Visit the Overtime Sports section of our website for a recap of the 2015 NYSPHSAA Fall Championships!                               Overtime Sports
Fall Scholar Athlete Teams Announced
Congratulations to all of our 2015 Fall Scholar Athlete teams and student-athletes! The NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete program, sponsored by Pupil Benefits, Inc. honors student-athletes and teams who maintain 90.00 GPA average or higher each season. A list of Fall 2015 Scholar-Athlete teams will be available this week on our Scholar Athlete webpage here.
The 2015-16 Winter Scholar-Athlete program will open February 16 and the deadline for submission is Monday, March 14.
Battle of the Fans Deadline Monday, January 11
The deadline for student sections to send in their 2015-2016 Battle of the Fans video submission is NOON, MONDAY JANUARY 11, 2016. For more information on this great sportsmanship program, which is now in its third year, visit our Battle of the Fans webpage here!
Captain's Club Debuts January 12

Are you a captain? If so, then you were handpicked to be a leader for your team. NYSPHSAA wants to help you become the best captain you can be, so don’t forget to sign up for NYSPHSAA’s Captain’s Club!  The first 100 schools/captains to register will have the opportunity to participate in this leadership message, specifically focused on team captains. The call will be offered on the second Tuesday of every month beginning on Tuesday, January 12th @ 3pm. The special registration information will be distributed to Athletic Directors one month prior to the call. The Athletic Directors can then distribute the registration link to their coaches or team's captains.  

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