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Classifications

 2018-2019 Classification Numbers from the State Education Department October 2017 BEDS Enrollment Numbers (these numbers include public/charter/non-public)

Classification Cut-off Numbers
Team Sports
2017-2018 5 Class
    
2018-2019 5 Class
Class AA   910+                965+
Class A   480-909 500-964
Class B   280-479 270-499
Class C   170-279 150-269
Class D   169-below 149-below
Individual Sports
Division I 600+
Division II 599-below
Team Sports
(3 Class) 
Class A 800+
Class B 400-799
Class C 399-below

 

Classification Variations (as approved by the NYSPHSAA Executive Committee)
Cross Country    Field Hockey    Girls Volleyball     Boys Volleyball   Cheerleading  
Class A  830+ Class A 915+ Class AA 950+ Division 1 950+ Division 1 750+
Class B 446-829 Class B  914-450 Class A 598-949 Division 2 949-below Small Squad Class 5-16
Class C 240-445 Class C 449-below Class B 368-597 Winter Large Squad Class 17-32
Class D  239-below     Class C  221-367 Class B 340+  Division 2 749-below
        Class D  220-below Class C 339-below Small Squad Class 5-16
              Large Squad Class 17-32
                 
              Co-Ed All Divisions 5-32

 

Football    Girls Lacrosse   Boys Lacrosse    Ice Hockey   
Class AA  1025+ Class A 1075+  Class A 1050+ Division 1 1000+
Class A 585-1024 Class B 790-1074  Class B 750-1049 Division 2 999-below
Class B 355-584 Class C 475-789  Class C 425-749    
Class C 230-354 Class D  474-below  Class D 424-below    
Class D  229-below            

 

 

 

 

COMBINING OF TEAMS - The joining together of students from two or more member schools in the same district or close proximity to form a single team shall be permitted subject to the following conditions:

1. Permission must be obtained from their league and section on an annual basis.

2. Section approval must be reported to the NYSPHSAA, Inc. Executive Committee.

NOTE: If a combined school team goes beyond sectional level competition their boys

and girls grades 9-11 enrollment shall be combined, using the below criteria, for state level competition.

a. The school(s) with the higher(est) classification number will have a percentage of the  other school(s)classification number added  according to the graduated scale below.  The percentage is dependent upon the association’s “5 sport classification cut off numbers.” Begining with the 2018-19 school year, the graduated scale is used for up to 3 "team" mergers and mergers with 4 or more "teams" take 100% of their BEDS. ONLY in team sports. 

Classification 2017-18 2018-19
Class AA 50% 100%
Class A 40% 100%
Class B 30% 100%
Class C 30% 40%
Class D 20% 30%

 

3. Section shall determine the deadlines for schools to merge or demerge programs.

4. If a nonpublic school is part of the merger, the “merged” team may be subject to the Section’s Classification of Non-Public Schools Committee.

Reporting Procedure: All violations shall be reported to the League and Section.

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