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 […]

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 […]