Recap of Executive Committee Meeting

Date Posted: 10/20/2016
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications

Executive Committee Meets in Troy, Votes on Important Items

Troy NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its quarterly Executive Committee meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy on Wednesday. There were several important items discussed and voted on.

The Committee approved establishing a two-division dual meet state championship for the sport of wrestling. This is effective for the Winter of 2018. The state tournament in the sport of girls golf will be expanded to include sectional high school champions to compete as a high school team. Starting in the 2017-18 school year, boys and girls bowling will be divided into two divisions based on school enrollments. Division Two will be for schools with 599 students and below, Division One will be 600 and above. The boys and girls state bowling championship in 2018 will be held at the OnCenter in Syracuse at the site of the USBC Open Championship. Three cheerleading items were approved. Schools can request a minimum of 4 panel judges and 1 safety judge. Also, props cannot be used as bases in cheerleading competitions. The use of the 2016-17 cheerleading rubric was approved.

The committee approved with a 22-0 vote, to freeze membership dues for the 2017-18 school year. Beginning with the winter 2016 season modified boys and girls basketball will be allowed to use the three-point shot, with section and league approval.

Some items that were discussed and could be voted on in late January at the next Executive Committee Meeting:

                        -Maximum number of modified baseball/softball games played per week

                        -Extended playing time for modified volleyball

                        -Use of video replay in the cheerleading state championships

                        -Pitch counts restrictions in baseball; to begin in Spring 2017 season

President Jim Osborne convened the meeting at 9:00am which comprised a 22 member committee, with two representatives from each of the 11 member sections, in addition to NYSHSAA staff, executive directors and guests. The meeting adjourned at 2:25pm.


About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.