New York State Public High School Athletic Association

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New York State Public High School Athletic Association
Map of USA highlighting New York.png
Abbreviation NYSPHSAA
Legal status
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 8 Airport Park Blvd.
Latham, New York 12110, United States
Region served
New York
Membership 768 high schools
Official language
Executive Director
Robert J. Zayas
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Staff 9
Remarks (518) 690-0771
1989 basketball championship trophy in East Hampton, New York

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is the governing body of interscholastic sports for many schools in New York.[1] It consists of 768 member high schools from the state divided into 11 numbered sections.[2] It is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations as well as the New York State Federation of Secondary School Athletic Associations.

NYSPHSAA sports[edit]

The NYSPHSAA acknowledges and holds championships for over 30 sports throughout 3 seasons: Fall, Winter and Spring.

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports


The NYSPHSAA is divided into eleven sections by geographical areas.[3]

Note that the following links do not represent the NYPHSAA Sections except for Section 2 and Section 3. The following link to pages for their general, geographic areas. The official membership list is at the NYSPHSAA site.[4]

Each section is further divided into classes, by school enrollment size. The classes are, from largest schools to smallest, A, B, C, and D. In wrestling, separate sectional and state tournaments are held for Division I (A and B) and Division II (C and D).

Typically, each section holds a sectional championship in each sport and class. The sectional champions then meet first in regional competition, then in state competition, to determine the state champion in each class.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], accessed 15-JAN-2008.
  2. ^ [2] nysphsaa.orghtml/HANDBOOK/MembershipPages.pdf, accessed 15-JAN-2008.
  3. ^ [3] NYSPHSAA Section Map, Accessed 16-JAN-2008
  4. ^ [4] NYSPHSAA membership list, Accessed 26-MAY-2010

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