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NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Meeting Recap

Date Posted: 01/27/2017
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications




NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Holds Quarterly Meeting in Troy
Championship Venues Announced, Baseball Pitch Count Rules Established


Troy, NY- The Executive Committee of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its January meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy on Friday. The committee voted on several key items important to the Association’s 785 member schools.
 

One of the meeting highlights was the approval of NYSPHSAA Championship sites for future tournaments. The following venues were approved to host championship events:
 

            -Tri-City Tennis Center, Latham, 2017-2019 Girls Tennis State Championships
            -Middletown High School, 2017-2018 East Football Semifinals

            -Union-Endicott High School, 2017-2018 West Football Semifinals

            -Cortland, 2017-2019 Girls Soccer State Championships

            -Williamsville North High School, 2018-2020 Field Hockey State Championships

            -SRC Arena, Syracuse, 2018-2020 Wrestling Team Dual State Championships

            -Binghamton, 2018 Baseball State Championships (one year extension)

 

“The goal of NYSPHSAA is to play all of our championships events at first class venues and give our student-athletes a once in a lifetime opportunity”, said NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas. “We want our member schools, coaches, administrators and student-athletes to enjoy the experience of playing in a NYSPHSAA championship, and we feel these venues are the best places for our championship tournaments to be held at this time.”

 

The proposal of extending an additional year in Binghamton (until 2018) for the NYSPHSAA Baseball Championships was approved. The proposal came about to review and evaluate the new format of a two-day tournament before bidding occurs for the following three-year term. This springs Baseball State Championships in Binghamton will be the first in the two-day format.

 

The Executive Committee approved the proposed pitch count regulations in the sport of baseball starting this season at the modified, junior varsity and varsity levels. Attached is a copy of the pitch count guidelines and corresponding days off at all three levels.

 

“Today’s action by the NYSPHSAA Executive Committee is a giant step forward in doing our part to protect and support our student athlete baseball players”, said Ed Dopp State Baseball Coordinator for the last 12 years. Dopp added, “We will continue to monitor and adjust the pitch count rules in an attempt to always improve opportunities for our student athletes and address safety as best we can”.

 

The Executive Committee also approved the use of video replay for Safety and Deduction points at the NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Championships. Another approval was the addition of a second relay team for the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field championships (starting in 2018) in the 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 for both the boys and girls. In addition, the number of officials at the indoor track and field championships was approved to increase from 70 to 85 in March of 2017. Approval was given to issue a yellow card before a red card in the sports of girls and boys volleyball.
 

President Jim Osborne convened the meeting at 9:00 am which comprised a 22-member committee, with two representatives from each of the 11 member sections, in addition to NYSPHSAA staff, executive directors, and guests. The meeting adjourned at 1:38pm.

 

 

MAX # PITCHES

# NIGHTS RE

ST

VARSITY

JV/FR

MOD

VARSITY

JV/FR

MOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

96 - 105

76-85

61-75

4

4

4

66 - 95

46-75

41-60

3

3

3

31 - 65

31-45

21-40

2

2

2

1 - 30

1-30

1-20

1

1

1

VARSITY POST SEASON

MAX # PITCHES

# NIGHTS REST

103-125

 

4

 

72-102

3

 

41-71

2

 

1-40

1

 

 

 

 

 

  1. If a pitch is thrown on a balk call, the pitch will NOT count for the purposes of this rule
  2. A pitcher at any level who reaches the pitch count limit in the middle of an at-bat will be allowed to finish that hitter.
  3. Schools will have the responsibility to maintain all pitching charts. They will also be required to make any game chart available to any school prior to any game to show availability of pitchers for that given day.
  4. During games, each team will record pitch counts on the official NYSPHSAA pitch count form, this should not include warm-ups or pick off attempts. After each half inning, the pitch counts will be confirmed by both teams. Any discrepancy will be resolved based on the records of the home team pitch count chart.
  5. At game's conclusion, the NYSPHSAA pitch count form will be signed by both head coaches or designated representative.
  6. Any violation of this rule will be considered in the same light as a school using an ineligible player. The game will be forfeited.
  7. As per the NYSPHSAA handbook any additional penalties may be imposed at the school or section level.

About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.

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