The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee will entertain several action items at the October 12
th Executive Committee meeting in Troy.
Those action items include:
Oversight Committee: There is concern within the membership that Sections may classify non-public and charter schools in a manner which has the potential to negatively impact schools from other Sections during post-season play. The Oversight Committee would review the placement of non-public and charter schools and have the ability to remand the item back to the Section for rationale and further review; the Oversight Committee would not have the ability to place non-public and charter schools in a classification they believed to be most appropriate, but they could make a recommendation to the Section for placement.
NCAA Basketball Waivers for Girls Basketball: The NCAA released its rule changes for the 2017-2018 season, which included several rules the NYSPHSAA Girls Basketball committee felt needed to be waived for New York High School Girls Basketball. Those rules include extending the coaches box, allowing the use of courtside monitors and clock requirements for timeouts. These rule waivers are “action” since the Girls Basketball season will already be underway when the Executive Committee meets again on February 2, 2018.
Cheer Music: The NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Committee is seeking approval to require all schools competing in the NYSPHSAA State Cheer Championship to provide proof they have legally purchased the music they will use during their routine. Federal Law declares that music may not be used without the legal purchase and license to do so; many other states have approved similar language to abide by the law.
Indoor Track & Field Weight Throw Specifications: NYSPHSAA schools have been utilizing an unapproved set of specifications and procedures when the weight throw is contested at Indoor Track & Field meets. Approval is being sought to include the specifications and procedures into the NYSPHSAA Handbook for consistency and safety of athletes and officials.