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Classifications

 2017-2018 Classification Numbers from the State Education Department October 2016 BEDS Enrollment Numbers (these numbers include public/charter/non-public)

Classification Cut-off Numbers
Team Sports
2016-2017 5 Class
Class AA 910+
Class A 480-909
Class B 280-479
Class C 170-279
Class D 169-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  
Class A  850+ Class A 915+ Class AA 941+ Division 1 950+
Class B 445-849 Class B  914-450 Class A 587-940 Division 2 949-below
Class C 261-444 Class C 449-below Class B 345-586 Winter
Class D  260-below     Class C  203-344 Class B 340+ 
        Class D  202-below Class C 339-below

 

Football    Girls Lacrosse   Boys Lacrosse    Ice Hockey   
Class AA  930+ Class A 1075+  Class A 1050+ Division 1 1000+
Class A 570-929 Class B 790-1074  Class B 750-1049 Division 2 999-below
Class B 365-569 Class C 475-789  Class C 425-749    
Class C 240-364 Class D  474-below  Class D 424-below    
Class D  239-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.”
Class AA= 50%

Class A= 40%

Class B= 30%
            
Class C= 30%

Class D= 20%

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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