NYSPHSAA planning for high school spring sports seasons

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association released an update to school Athletic Directors on the status of the Spring high school sports season on Monday.

In the statement, NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert J. Zayas sais that the date students are able to return to school will play a significant role in the length of the spring sports season and the potential of league, section and state championships. With school districts closed for an extended period of time, sections and school are individually determining the Spring sport start dates and practice parameters that best meet the needs of the students they represent.

If needed, the spring sports season can be extended to provide more participation opportunities for students, according to Zayas. The officers of the NYSPHSAA have waived the seven consecutive day rule for the 2020 spring sports season, which will allow teams to practice and compete on seven consecutive days during the regular season.

NYSPHSAA has established Monday, April 27 as a determination date to officially examine the feasibility of hosting the NYSPHSAA Spring State Championships. Waivers of the NYSPHSAA Representation Rile will also be addressed at the end of April.

On Monday, the NYSPHSAA officially cancelled the remaining Winter Sports State Championships.