The Latest Headlines from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association
Tennis Crowns First State Champs of Fall Season
Caitlyn Ferrante of Yorktown, 2016 Singles State Champion
Calista Sha and Morgan Wilkins of Friends Academy, 2016 Doubles State Champions
The 2016-17 NYSPHSAA championship season started in Port Chester on October 29th. Sound Shore Indoor Tennis hosted the Girls State Championship Tournament for the first time. The three day tournament concluded on Halloween with a pair of epic, three set championship matches that crowned our first state champs of the season. For complete results of the tournament click here:
Remember to skip the line and buy your tickets on-line. Huddle is the official ticket partner of NYSPHSAA state championship events. Visit their website at GoFan.co and buy your tickets ahead of time.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Has New Home on the Web
Check out the NYSPHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) on the new #NYSPHSAASAAC webpage! The first meeting took place on Sunday, October 2nd. Discussion topics included; the significance/role of NYSPHSAA, Life of an Athlete, the potential for a NYSPHSAA Leadership Conference, and developing a Coach Appreciation Day and Student-Athlete of the Month Award. The next meeting takes place on Sunday, December 4th. The committee will be developing a Mission Statement, discussing ideas on how to revitalize the Life of an Athlete program, and topics they would like covered at a potential NYSPHSAA Leadership Conference.
NYSPHSAA Captains Club features TJ Fredette
The November episode of NYSPHSAA Captains Club features TJ Fredette. TJ tells a personal story about his brother, Jimmer Fredette and discusses the importance of sacrifice and never giving up. This special episode of Captains Club can be found on the NYSPHSAA YouTube Channel HERE. #LeadershipMatters #YouMatter
Don’t forget to register HERE for December’s episode of Captains Club on Tuesday, December 13th @ 3pm.
Last year, Webster-Schroeder High School of Section V was crowned the Battle of the Fans Champion! Battle of the Fans highlights the best student cheering sections across New York State that promote POSITIVE SPORTSMANSHIP! Any NYSPHSAA member school is eligible to participate simply by submitting a three-minute video to Special Programs Coordinator, Kristen Jadin, by Monday, January 9th. The video should show its enthusiasm, positive energy, originality, and exhibit examples of positive sportsmanship! Check out the Battle of the Fans promo video on the NYSPHSAA YouTube Channel HERE. You can find instructions and view our past winners at http://www.nysphsaa.org/Educational-Programs/Sportsmanship.
We’re excited to continue the campaign with the NFHS called My Reason Why to showcase the tremendous value of high school sports. We know that high school sports help students do more than build skill and character development; participation in sports gives students a sense of self and community. We need your help capturing stories from New York to share with a nationwide audience by encouraging students, parents, coaches, officials, and community members to share their reasons for participating using the hashtag #MyReasonWhy. We want to know any and all of reasons for participating and influential moments, big or small! Also, make sure you tag @NYSPHSAA and @nfhs_org in any posts. The NFHS is also collecting stories at nfhs.org/myreasonwhy to feature on their website and social media channels. We want individuals from New York featured so make sure you check out the campaign video and let us know your reason why!
Something to Think About
"I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end." -Larry Bird