NYSPHSAA To Delay Fall Sports Start Date & Cancel Fall Championships

The Officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA),voted to delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season, cancel the Fall 2020 Regional andState Championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if highschool sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19. This decision [...]

NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force- POTENTIAL SCENARIOS for return to play.

At the June 10th and June 30th NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force meetings, six potential scenarios were discussed that could occur as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. These proposals should serve as a“starting point” or “framework” to assist the Task Force in providing guidance and recommendations,if needed. Until guidance and direction is provided by Governor [...]

NYSPHSAA Holds First COVID-19 Task Force Meeting

Latham, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its first meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Wednesday, June 10.  The Task Force is comprised of school district superintendents, high school principals, athletic directors, NYSPHSAA officers, as well as a representative from the New York State Athletic Administrators Association, an [...]

High School Sports, Performing Arts Essential to Health, Well-being of Students

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director The question this week has been, “How do we move forward and begin to see our world through a different lens?” We know that each person, each group, each organization must do their part to end racial injustice in our nation, and the NFHS stands ready to do [...]

Canton Kids Care

Dear Canton Community, We are aware that this is a hard time for some families to get essential items. We would like to make it easier for those in need and are creating a program called Canton Kids Care.  We are asking for donations of essential hygiene items for less fortunate families such as bath [...]

Work Works

Having been socially distanced now for more than 8 weeks I am appreciating more and more the value which I am personally deriving from physical labor. I have dug extensively in my garden, filled countless holes in my driveway, moved and stacked over a dozen cords of wood, hand pounded a good number of cedar [...]

NYSPHSAA Selects COVID-19 Task Force Committee

Latham, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has selected members to serve on a COVID-19 Task Force  (see attachment) to examine potential impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the fall 2020 season and the 2020-2021 school year. Task Force members were selected by Paul Harrica, NYSPHSAA President, with input and [...]