The Latest Headlines from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association
October 2018
New NYSPHSAA President Takes Over
On September 1, 2018 Paul Harrica officially became the President of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Here are some thoughts from NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas.

"Paul assumes the role of President for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. Paul brings a great deal of experience and expertise into this position and I strongly believe his leadership qualities will serve the membership of NYSPHSAA in a positive and beneficial manner.

I would also like to thank Jim Osborne for his tireless efforts the past two years as President of NYSPHSAA. I have truly enjoyed working with Jim and believe his dedication to improving NYSPHSAA was evident in all that he accomplished during his two-year tenure as President. Jim will now move into the role of Past President.

Julie Bergman (Section IV) enters the role of 1 st Vice President and Russell Bartlett (Section X) will start his 8-year term as an Officer by serving next two years as 2 nd Vice President.

Finally, I would like to recognize Steve Broadwell, whose 8-year term as an Officer ended on August 31 st . Steve had a tremendous impact upon our Association and the students who participate. Steve’s leadership within our Association will certainly be missed and always appreciated."
Executive Committee Meeting October 16th
The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee will hold its October Meeting at the Embassy Suites in Saratoga on Tuesday, October 16th.

Please note this is a new hotel location for the Executive Committee meeting, it's located at 86 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs.

To see the complete meeting agenda including a list of the action items that will be voted on please click here
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.
New Standardized Ticket Prices at State Events Starting This Fall
Beginning this November, 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. 
Fall Championships are Coming
The Fall Championship season is fast approaching. Here's a look at the 2018 NYSPHSAA Fall Championship schedule.

  • Girls Tennis, October 27-29, Tri-City Fitness, Latham
  • 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
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
Community Service Challenge
Make your impact known with the Community Service Challenge!

NYSPHSAA has partnered with "Team Up 4 Community" to provide a FREE platform for students, coaches, teams, administrators, and schools to apply for the NYSPHSAA Community Service Challenge.

A challenge will take place each sports season. A team does not need to be in season to apply. The NYSPHSAA SAAC will determine a winner after each season’s submission deadline.

Submissions for fall are now being accepted until Monday, November 5th

NYSPHSAA in the News
The Association is always getting media coverage around the state. Here are a few stories you may find interesting.

NFHS Network
Without question our most covered story in the last month was the announcement of a deal with the NFHS Network. Here are some links to stories about the deal.

8-Man Football Coverage
We continue to get great media coverage of the growth of 8-man football across the state. Here is an article from the Elmira Star Gazette in Section IV

USTA Tennis Showcase Day
Are you considering playing tennis in college?

Attend the 2018 USTA Eastern College Showcase Day to meet college tennis coaches, collect information and learn about the NCAA process. The event is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors of all levels! The showcase will be held on November 4, 2018 at the Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Visit  to learn more! 
Nominate for the 2018 Excelsior Award
For the 9th consecutive year, NYSPHSAA and CSEA are teaming up to honor a deserving CSEA member who goes above and beyond to help their school and teams.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2018 Excelsior Award. To nominate click here or to read more about the award, and to see past winners click here

Deadline for nominations is October 12th
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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