NYSPHSAA News - January 2016
NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Meeting Friday, January 29

The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee will meet on Friday, January 29. Action items scheduled to be voted on during the meeting include:

  • Practice Session Rule Revision
  • Girls & Boys Lacrosse Classifications
  • Baseball 2-Day Tournament
  • Cheer Judges Structure & Fees
  • Softball Non-approve Bat List & Certification Mark
  • Football Classification Cut-Off Numbers

For more information on the Executive Committee Meeting, including additional action items, visit our website here.

2016 NYSPHSAA Battle of the Fans Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the following schools, who were named 2016 NYSPHSAA Battle of the Fans Finalists:

  1. Cicero-North Syracuse (Section 3)
  2. Skaneateles (Section 3)
  3. Webster Schroeder (Section 5)       

Thank you to all of this year's great student sections who sent in videos (Brewster, Tri-Valley, Niagara Falls, Niagara Wheatfield, Hannibal, and Owego Free Academy)! For more information on Battle of the Fans, and to see this year's entries, visit our Battle of the Fans webpage! Don't forget to vote from Wednesday, February 10-Friday, February 12 on NYSPHSAA's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!).

NYSPHSAA Welcomes Chris Joyce as Director of Sales & Marketing
In December, Chris Joyce joined the NYSPHSAA office staff as Director of Sales and Marketing. Chris comes to NYSPHSAA from the University at Albany. He will work with NYSPHSAA's corporate sponsors and partners and in addition to promoting and marketing NYSPHSAA Championship events.

NYSPHSAA Website Updates
Thank you to those who took part in our brief survey last month regarding coming changes to the NYSPHSAA website. The website, which launched in 2013, will be undergoing slight modifications over the summer! More details coming in future NYSPHSAA News editions!                         
NYSPHSAA, CSEA Accepting Nominations for Excelsior Award
NYSPHSAA and CSEA are seeking nominations for the 6th Annual Excelsior Award. This award will recognize a CSEA member in a NYSPHSAA school who has helped promote and foster athletic spirit in their local school district. Nominate someone today by filling out the nomination form here.
Winter Scholar Athlete Opens February 8
NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete submissions for the Winter 2016 season will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, February 9. The deadline for ALL winter submissions is Monday, March 14. For more information on the Scholar-Athlete program, visit our Scholar-Athlete webpage here.
Captains Club
The first ever NYSPHSAA Captains Club took place on Tuesday, January 12th @ 3pm. Thank you to all of those who participated as there were over 100 attendees! The short 10 minute phone call is a leadership message specifically focusing on what it means to be a captain. If you missed it, check it out here.
Don’t miss out on the next Captains Club, Tuesday, February 9th @ 3pm. Click here to register.  Also, feel free to email Kristen Jadin, kjadin@nysphsaa.org, with any questions or feedback!