NYSPHSAA News - April 2016
NYSPHSAA News - April 2016
In the April edition of the NYSPHSAA News:
  • NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Meets in May
  • NYSED Adding Language To APP Process
  • Spalding Ball Adoption For 2016-17
  • Participation Survey Information
  • Spring Scholar Athlete Reminder
  • Ticket Discounts, Fundraising Opportunities Available With New York Yankees
  • April Captain's Club Presentation
NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Meets Friday, May 6
The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee will meet on Friday, May 6, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. There are a number of action items to be voted on during the meeting including: Green-to-tee coaching in girls golf, future NYSPHSAA Championship sites, Girls Lacrosse classification cut-off numbers for 4 classes and Ice Hockey classification cut-off numbers. Once the agenda for the May Executive Committee meeting is released, you can review it here.        
NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas recently met with the NYSED to express the membership’s concerns with the new APP process. NYSPHSAA is excited to release that NYSED will be adding language to the APP to more clearly define tanner scores as “recommendations” and not “requirements.” The following language is a portion of the information that will be added to the APP document:
“The Tanner scores on (chart H found in the APP document) are no longer required numbers, as was the case in the previous Selection Classification Process but, are now recommended numbers for the APP. Please note: The recommended Tanner scores are based on the average Tanner score of the average aged male or female that typically competes at those levels. Tanner scores are higher for females compared to males at the same levels, which more accurately reflects the earlier ages that females achieve physical maturity.”
Spalding Ball Adoption Goes into Effect in August
A reminder that the Spalding Ball Adoption will go into effect with the start of the 2016-2017 school year in August. Spalding will be the official ball of all Section and NYSPHSAA Championship events. For the complete list of official Spalding balls per sport, click here.            
Athletic Directors Asked to Fill Out NYSPHSAA Participation Survey
If you have not already done so, please take the time to visit the NYSPHSAA website and enter your participation numbers for your athletic department. We ask that you please fill out the participation survey by May 13. Should you have any questions, contact Kristen Jadin at kjadin@nysphsaa.org                         
NYSPHSAA Participation Survey
Spring Scholar Athlete Opens April 25
Spring scholar athlete team submissions will begin on Monday, April 25. The deadline for all submissions is at the end of the business day on Monday, May 23. We congratulate all of our scholar-athletes for their achievements in the classroom this year. Visit our Scholar-Athlete webpage here for more information. Details regarding the School of Distinction award will be in May's NYSPHSAA News.
NYSPHSAA, New York Yankees Renew Partnership
NYSPHSAA has renewed its partnership with the New York Yankees in which member schools are eligible for ticket discounts and fundraising opportunities.  Fans can get from 10%-50% off ticket prices by visiting the NYSPHSAA website or by visiting www.yankees.com/NYSPHSAA Any schools interested in taking part in fundraising opportunities with the Yankees can contact the NYSPHSAA office.  
Join NYSPHSAA For the Next Captains Club on May 10 at 3pm!
Thanks to the four student-athletes from G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton who joined our Captains Club in March! Aryelle, Frank, Nicole, and Jake discussed a leadership role/quality that is important to them. Have your student-athletes join us for the May Captains Club on Tuesday, May 10, at 3:00 p.m. Catch the archive on April's Captains Club call on our website!   NYSPHSAA Captains Club