DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT DURING CORONAVIRUS CANCELLATIONS, POSTPONEMENTS

The recent cancellations of playoffs, championships, games, tournaments, and meets at every level are disappointing, but I also am aware they are necessary to prevent further spread of disease. While cancellations and precautionary measures continue, how can I (as an athletic director, coach, or parent) talk to my athlete about this disappointment? Positive Coaching Alliance’s […]

Saluting High School Seniors as Spring Sports and Activities Remain on Hold

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director A visitor to the local high school in late March would normally find boys and girls engaged in track and field, baseball, softball and lacrosse practices. Inside the building, some students would be involved with speech or debate activities. Unfortunately, this is not a normal year – far […]

NYSPHSAA Section X Athletics Update

Due to the current situation, CDC is recommending the following application of our mass gathering guidance nationwide: Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, […]

NYSPHSAA Winter Championships Postponed Indefinitely Ice Hockey, Bowling, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball Postponed

Latham, NY-The NYSPHSAA winter regional and state championships will be postponed indefinitely.  It is certainly understood that postponing the remaining winter state championships is disappointing, however the opportunity to participate in a NYSPHSAA championship event does not outweigh our responsibility and obligation to ensure students participate in a healthy and safe environment. The impacted events […]