The Latest Headlines from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association
November 2018
Executive Committee Meeting Recap
The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee held its October Meeting at the Embassy Suites in Saratoga on Tuesday, October 16th.

A number of important topics were voted on and approved by the committee including:

-Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School as host for the 2020 and 2022 Cross Country Championships

-Chenango Valley State Park as host for the 2021 Cross Country State Championships

-Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex as host of the 2020-2022 Indoor Track and Field Championships

-Wheelchair procedures in the sport of indoor and outdoor Track and Field

-Seperating the Boys Tennis Championships from the Federation Championships

A complete recap of the meeting, as well as a list of the action items that were voted upon, can be found here
Community Service Challenge
Deadline Today!
Make your impact known with the Community Service Challenge!
Is your school or team making a difference where you live? Enter the Community Service Challenge for the Fall Sports Season.

Submissions for fall are now being accepted until the end of the day.

New Deal with NFHS Network
NYSPHSAA is proud to announce a 10 year agreement with the NFHS Network. The NFHS Network becomes the official streaming home of NYSPHSAA State Championship events.

The deal with the Network allows more NYSPHSAA championship to be covered and allows fans to view the championships across the globe. The NFHS Network will begin covering events starting with the Fall 2018 Championships.

Click here for full details on the agreement with the NFHS Network.
2018 Girls Tennis Champs Crowned
2018 NYSPHSAA Girls Tennis State Champ Rachel Arbitman of Hewlett. She defeated Caitlyn Ferrante of Yorktown 6-3, 6-0 to win her first NYSPHSAA State Championship
The doubles team of Vanessa Ciano and Laina Campos from Ursuline won their second consecutive NYSPHSAA state championship. This was the fourth striaght year the pair played in the State Championship match.
To see the complete results from the 2018 NYSPHSAA Girls Tennis State Championships, click here
Upcoming Fall Championships
The Fall Championship season is underway. Here's a look at the upcoming 2018 NYSPHSAA Fall Championship schedule.

  • Boys and Girls Cross Country, November 10, Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Boys Soccer, November 10-11, Middletown High School
  • Girls Soccer, November 10-11, Greater Cortland Area
  • Field Hockey, November 10-11, WIlliamsville North High School
  • Girls Swimming and Diving, November 16-17, Ithaca College
  • Football Semifinals, November 16-17
Union-Endicott High School and Middletown High School
  • Boys Volleyball, November 17, Albany Capital Center
  • Girls Volleyball, November 17-18, Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls
  • Football Finals, November 23-24, Carrier Dome, Syracuse
Snapchat at Championships
Be sure to use our Snapchat Geofilters at our Fall Championships. It's a fun way to show people you're at a NYSPHSAA Championship event!
New Standardized Ticket Prices at State Events
Don't forget, the Association will offer fans standardized ticket prices at all state championship events.

For any state tournament, tickets will be $10 per ticket on site (cash only) and $8 per ticket online at Please check tournament schedules to ensure you are buying tickets for the proper session, game or day of the state tournament you are attending. 
Scholar Athlete Submission Now Open
Our goal is to recognize as many student-athletes, teams, and schools as possible as they work very hard throughout the year and deserved to be recognized for their academic success.

To view instructions, click here.

The deadline for the Fall is MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd.

Submit your Scholar-Athlete information  HERE  . 

If you have any questions regarding the Scholar-Athlete program, contact Assistant Director,  Kristen Jadin  .

*PINS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO ATHLETIC DIRECTORS AT THE MANDATORY AD WORKSHOPS THIS FALL (if the school participated in the Scholar-Athlete program during the previous school year). Certificates will continue to be shipped AFTER the deadline. Delivery approximately 2-3 weeks.*
Captains Club-October 1018
Check out the October edition of the NYSPHSAA Captains Club, presented by the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.

In this edition we introduce you to Jason Robinson of Westmoreland Central School in section III. Jason is a ground breaking student-athlete who made history this past June competing in the NYSPHSAA Track and Field Championships.Click on the video above to see Jason's story.

We are always looking for story ideas to feature in the Captains Club, please email Chris Watson if you have a story to pitch.
Nominate for the Spirit of Sport Award
The NFHS has developed its National High School Spirit of Sport Award, which will be awarded to eight section winners as well as one national winner. The recipient must be an individual from a high school that is a member of an NFHS-member athletic or activity association.

The recipient could be a coach, athletic administrator, administrator, contest official, trainer, student-athlete or any others associated with the school or the school s athletic program.

This award seeks to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics. The award may be given in recognition of a specific act or for an activity of longer duration.

For example, it could be awarded to an individual (or group) that:

  • has demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship and/or citizenship in playing the game as it should be played;

  • has exceeded normal expectations in assisting others within the school or community; or

  • has overcome adversity or a challenging circumstance.

In the instance of a student, that student must be in good academic standing within his or her respective high school. Among the qualifying criteria that will be used are the student s grade-point average, the activities in which he or she is involved, and community involvement. Other candidates should possess similar positive character traits, such as a high level of integrity and ethics.

The nomination must be for something that occurred between January 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019. Nominated individuals do not necessarily need to still be enrolled in high school at the time of the nomination.

Contact Kristen Jadin to nominate someone today
Free Hazing Prevention Course
For the 2018-19 school year, NYSPHSAA is proud to offer all its member schools a free hazing prevention course.

The course is presented by Hazing and AliveTek, in conjunction with NYSPHSAA.

For more information on the course, or to register click here
Want to be an Official?
Check out the brand new officials page on It has important information for current officials and information on signing up if you are interested in becoming an official.

Click here to visit the officials page
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