Sanctioning and Competition Between States
 Online Notice of Entry Application

 Hosting Interstate Tournament or Event

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) have adopted procedures and forms for sanctioning of interstate athletic events.

Check the Status of Interstate Interscholastic Contest

 NYSPHSAA Interstate Contests (updated 2/23/20)
NFHS Interstate Contests

If your school attends or hosts invitational or tournaments which involve athletes/schools from out of state, please familiarize yourself with the sanctioning procedures.


Your school files application for sanction, based on these requirements


Your school must ensure that the contest is a sanctioned contest by completing the NOTICE of ENTRY below. Notices will be reviewed by the NYSPHSAA office and you will receive verification of your request.

If you have any questions on the sanctioning process e-mail (tnelson@nysphsaa.org). All sanction forms may be obtained from the NYSPHSAA web site, the NFHS website or by calling the NYSPHSAA office at 518.690.0771.


NYSPHSAA HANDBOOK, Eligibility Standard #13 INTERSTATE CONTESTS "A member school planning to participate in an interstate contest involving four (4) or more schools, or any interstate contest which is co-sponsored by an organization other than a member high school, must give notice of Entry to the NYSPHSAA, Inc. office so that the school may receive verification that the contest has been sanctioned. NOTE: Failure to comply with the above regulation may cause a team or individual to be ineligible from that date of participation for the remainder of that sport season."