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STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION

VISION

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was developed to give student-athletes a voice within the NYSPHSAA. The committee will discuss topics relevant to high school student-athletes and develop ways to maintain a positive athletic experience. Each committee member is expected to exemplify leadership while providing feedback on and promote all NYSPHSAA Special Programs, including but not limited to, Scholar-Athlete, Sportsmanship, Life of an Athlete, Student Leadership, and Community Service.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

"Our goal is to dedicate efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, leadership (in the classroom and athletic arena), and positive relationships with coaches, administrators and other student-athletes. We work to represent the perspective of all NYSPHSAA student-athletes by presenting their concerns to the NYSPHSAA, thereby developing initiatives for future improvement of all NYSPHSAA member schools and communities."
 

SELECTION CRITERIA

The NYSPHSAA SAAC is comprised of 22 members, 2 members from each of the 11 sections (1 male & 1 female). Selected SAAC members will come from a diverse pool of rising high school juniors and seniors (only) who meet the following criteria:

  • Meet all eligibility standards as outlined in the NYSPHSAA Handbook
  • Possess leadership characteristics
  • Excellent Academic Standing
  • Viewed as positive role models in school and community
  • Capable of working with students from a variety of social groups

The NYSPHSAA Office Staff will meet to review/evaluate the applications and determine the new SAAC members. 

 

2018-2019 MEETING DATES 

SAAC members are expected to "attend" all teleconferences and a SAAC Summit hosted at the NYSPHSAA Football Championships on Nov 23-25, 2018 in Syracuse, NY. The TENTATIVE schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, September 23 @ 4pm
  • Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25 - Times TBD
  • Sunday, December 9 @ 4pm
  • Sunday, February 24 @ 4pm
  • Sunday, June 9 @ 4pm
Offense Consequence
1st unexcused absence from a meeting Warning
2nd unexcused absence from a meeting Dismissal from SAAC
Serious school violation (suspension or more) Review and vote by SAAC members
Sports Violation Case by Case review
Substance Abuse Dismissal from SAAC

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

We are looking for “rising juniors or rising seniors”. In essence, only current 10th and 11th graders apply. We are looking to fill the following open positions for each Section. Some Section positions are already filled due to current members electing to remain on the committee.

 

Section

Rising Junior (10th grade as of March 2018)

Rising Senior (11th grade as of March 2018)

I

1 - male or female

1 - male or female

2

1 - male

0

III

1 - male or female

1 - male or female

IV

1 - female

0

V

1 - male

0

VI

1 - female

0

VII

1 - male

0

VIII

1 - male

0

IX

1 - male

0

X

1 - male or female

1 - male or female

XI

1 - female

0

 

 Application Deadline is Monday, May14th

 

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