NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Recap

Date Posted: 05/05/2017
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications


NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Not Supportive

of Additional Sections
Two State Championship Venues Approved for 2018-2020

Troy, NY- The Executive Committee of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its May 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.


After discussing the topic of non-public school participation since July 2016, the 22-member Executive Committee did not support continuation exploration of additional Sections for non-public and charter schools; the vote was 14 to 8.  Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director said “this is an important discussion for our Association, since we have a membership of nearly 800 high schools and 11 very diverse Sections.”


Among the approved items, the Glens Falls Civic Center was approved to host the Girls State Volleyball Championships from 2018-2020 and Middletown High School was approved as the host for the Boys Soccer State Championships from 2018-2020. A drone policy was approved for scrimmages, regular season, and post season competition.

The Committee approved the boys swimming and diving qualifying standards for the 2018 State Championships as well as the girls swimming and diving standards for the 2017 State Championships. The classification cut-off numbers for boys and girls cross country were approved for the fall 2018 season.

It was approved, by request of the handbook committee, to clarify the practice rule. As a result, it was determined that “warm-ups” will not be considered a practice. The NYSPHSAA budget for 2017-2018 was approved. Official job title changes were approved for NYSPHSAA staff members. Lisa Hand, from Treasurer to Director of Finance and Kristen Jadin, from Special Programs Coordinator to Director of Special Programs.

President Jim Osborne convened the meeting at 9:00 am, with two representatives from each of the 11 member sections, in addition to NYSPHSAA staff, executive directors, and guests. The meeting adjourned at 2:04 pm.


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.