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Changes to the NYSPHSAA Handbook
  • Approved “Proxy” language for Executive/Central Committee (October 2015)
  • Starting in 2016 season all adult softball coaches must wear a hard shell helmet while coaching first and third base (October 2015)
  • Approved Modified Wrestling Game condition #1b and #6b regarding the number of modified wrestling matches (October 2015)
  • Approved Modified wrestling game condition #6c regarding sudden victory overtime period (October 2015)
  • Approved with Section/League approval, modified wrestlers shall have the option of wearing an alternative to the tradition wrestling singlet (October 2015)
  • Approved Tom Fitzpatrick (Section 8) as Modified Tennis Coordinator (October 2015)
  • Approved NYSPHSAA requiring all private/parochial schools to comply with all coaching certification requirements as outlined in the Commissioner’s Part 135.4 effective July 1, 2016 (October 2015)
  • Approved extending the Boys Volleyball libero uniform waiver through the 2018 Boys Volleyball season (October 2015)
  • Approved Friends and Neighbors (October 2015)
  • Approved New Members (October 2015)
  • Approved Chris Joyce as Director of Sales and Marketing (November 2015)
  • Approved a change to the Rule #22 “Practice Sessions” (January 2016)
  • Approved Friend and Neighbors (January 2016)
  • Approved the Single Soccer Official Rule (May 2016)
  • Approved the waiver of the “all white” soccer uniform for the Modified/Freshman/JV soccer for the 2016 and 2017 season (May 2016)
  • Girls Golf – approved point of emphasis to allow coaches to coach green to tee (May 2016)
  • Approved 4 classification cut-off numbers for Girls Lacrosse (May 2016)
  • Approved Boys Ice Hockey cut-off numbers (May 2016)
  • Approved Friend and Neighbor Status (May 2016)
  • Endorsed USA Heads Up Coaching Education Program (May 2016)
  • Approved in Softball from Regional competition on, the host team is the home team effective for the 2016 season (May 2016)
  • Approved Julie Bergman as 2nd Vice president (July 2016)
  • Approved added language to clarify transfer rule for 7th and 8th graders (July 2016)
  • Approved Weather Bug as the official weather site for the Heat Index and Wind Chill Procedure (July 2016)
  • Approved revisions to Modified minimum number of practices (July 2016)
  • Approved changes to Modified football (July 2016)
  • Approved Modified football allowed to play 3 games in 14 days (July 2016)
  • Approved to extend Modified soccer goalie waiver (July 2016)
  • Approved to remove shin guard requirement from NYSPHSAA Handbook (July 2016)
  • Approved to revise Winter and Spring Modified start dates (July 2016)
  • Approved Chris Watson as Director of Communications (July 2016)
  • Approved classification number for Boys Lacrosse (July 2016)
  • Approved to discontinue small bore/22 and replace with 3-P air rifle starting with 2017 regional (July 2016)
  • Approved to adopt NRA Precision Air Rifle Position Rules (July 2016)
  • Approved the use of a non-orange ball for any game during the regular season in Girls Basketball (July 2016)
  • Approved the number of timeouts during a game for Girls Basketball (July 2016)
  • Approved to waive the NCAA Challenge Review System for Boys and Girls Volleyball (July 2016)
  • Approved Section VI pilot program in Boys Basketball (July 2016)
  • Approved the definition of a match in Girls Volleyball (July 2016)
  • Approved a minimum amount of Cheer and Dance in a routine in Cheerleading (July 2016)
  • Approved additional language for combining of teams (July 2016)
  • Approved Sport Coordinator appointments (July 2016)
  • Approved Friends and Neighbors (July 2016)
  • Approved new member school (July 2016)
  • Approved multi school event for Wrestling (July 2016)