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NYSPHSAA News - May 2016
In this month's NYSPHSAA News:
  • A recap of the May NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Meeting
  • 2016 NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame Class
  • Scholar Athlete Deadline
  • Participation Survey Deadline
  • School of Distinction Award
  • Spring Championships Get Underway
  • Captains Club Season Finale
  • American Dairy Association Nutrition Advice for Student-Athletes
NYSPHSAA Executive Committee May Meeting Wrap-Up
The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee met on Friday, May 6 and voted to endorse the USA Football Heads Up Tackling Program. More information regarding this program will be coming your way. Among the voting items that were passed by the NYSPHSAA Executive Committee were:
  1. Waiving the NFHS 'all-white' soccer uniform rule at non-varsity levels.
  2. Future NYSPHSAA Boys and Girls Lacrosse Championships Sites.
  3. Green-to-Tee coaching for Girls Golf.
  4. Girls Lacrosse classification cut-off numbers for four classes.
  5. Host team for Softball regionals to be the HOME team.

For a complete wrap-up of the May NYSPHSAA Executive Committee meeting, click here.

NYSPHSAA Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class
NYSPHSAA will induct the newest members to its Hall of Fame on Wednesday, July 27, at Turning Stone Resort in Verona. Congratulations to the members of the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame 2016 Class:
  • Jim Brown (Athlete-Section VIII)
  • Joseph L. Cipp, Jr. (Coach-Section XI)
  • John C. Johnson (Coach-Section V)
  • David R. Kelly (Coach-Section IV)
  • Nina Van Erk (Administrator-Section VIII)
  • Missy A. West (Athlete- Section X)                                              
2016 NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame Class
Scholar Athlete Spring Deadline Monday, May 23
A reminder that the deadline for the Spring Scholar-Athlete season is approaching. Submissions are due by Monday, May 23. If you have not submitted your Spring Scholar-Athlete teams, please visit our Scholar-Athlete webpage: Scholar-Athlete Submission. Certificates and pins will be mailed AFTER the deadline and should arrive in 1-3 weeks.
Participation Survey Deadline Approaching
Thank you everyone who has already taken the time to fill out your NYSPHSAA Participation Survey information! If you have not yet completed your participation survey, you may do so by clicking on the link below!                      
NYSPHSAA Participation Survey
NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Team School of Distinction
The NYSPHSAA School of Distinction Award is presented to any NYSPHSAA member school who can successfully meet the following criteria:
  • Certify that 100% of their varsity programs qualified for and received the NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete Team Award. NOTE: Qualified is interpreted to mean having met all of the program’s criteria, including having met the deadline date to apply as set for each sports season. Member schools sponsoring a varsity team with less than 5 athletes may apply for the School of Distinction Award and meet the 100% standard provided each athlete has a GPA of 90% or greater earned during their sports season.
  • 100% of the school’s programs with sports season GPA’s as approved by the NYSPHSAA must be listed on the provided application.
  • Signatures verifying certification by the District Superintendent, Principal and Athletic Director must be provided.
  • Applications must be submitted within 30 days following the close of the Spring Sports Season portion of the Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program.
  • If schools are merged for all programs, each school must file a separate application by the deadline date.
  • If schools have merged teams, those teams must be listed on the application. (Ex.: If your Ice Hockey team is merged with another school, Ice Hockey must have been recognized for a Scholar/Athlete Team Award and listed on the application.)
    THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS THURSDAY, JUNE 30.  School of Distinction winners will be announced at the NYSPHSAA Central Committee Meeting.
    School of Distinction Application
NYSPHSAA Spring Championships Begin June 2
NYSPHSAA Spring Championships get underway on Thursday, June 2, with the opening round of the 2016 NYSPHSAA Boys Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, and conclude on Saturday, June 11. Spring Championship tickets are on sale now! Visit the link below to purchase your tickets on-line!
2016 Spring Championships Tickets
Last Captains Club of School Year on Tuesday, June 14
Captains Club will wrap up for the 2015-16 school year on Tuesday, June 14 at 3:00! If you missed any of our past Captains Club, visit our YouTube Page below to listen to these motivational conference calls! Don't forget to register your student-athletes for the June Captains Club!
NYSPHSAA Captains Club
Sports Nutrition Panel Offers Top Advice for High School Athletes

The American Dairy Association asked its panel of sports nutrition experts to share their top advice for high school athletes. Find out what the top 3 foods they say high school athletes should include in their diet and the top 3 they say to limit.

Read the article

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