Jump to content

New York State Public High School Athletic Association

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New York State Public High School Athletic Association
Legal statusAssociation
Headquarters8 Airport Park Blvd.
Latham, New York 12110, United States
Region served
New York
768 high schools
Official language
Executive Director
Dr. Robert J. Zayas
AffiliationsNational Federation of State High School Associations
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 most public schools in New York outside New York City.[1] The organization was created in 1923, after a predecessor organization called the New York State Public High School Association of Basketball Leagues began in 1921 to bring consistency to eligibility rules and to conduct state tournaments.[2] It consists of 768 member high schools from the state divided into 11 geographic sections.[3] While as its name suggests the vast majority of its members are public, it does include a number of private and Catholic high schools. Most of these are located in Central New York and the Capital District, where parallel sanctioning bodies for private schools (like the MMAA in Western New York, the CHSAA in Metropolitan New York, or various leagues in and around New York City) do not exist. 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.



The NYSPHSAA acknowledges 23 sports and holds over 30 championship events throughout 3 seasons: Fall, Winter and Spring.

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports



The NYSPHSAA is divided into eleven sections by geographical areas.[4][5] The official membership list is at the NYSPHSAA site.[6]

Map of NYSPHSAA sections

Each section is further divided into classes, by school enrollment size. The classes are, from largest schools to smallest, AAA, AA, A, B, C, and D, though the classifications and enrollment numbers for each classification vary by sport.[9][10]

Typically, each section holds a sectional championship tournament 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



  1. ^ http://www.nysphsaa.org/ nysphsaa.org, accessed 15-JAN-2008.
  2. ^ http://www.nysphsaa.org/AboutNYSPHSAA/History.aspx - accessed April 6, 2015
  3. ^ http://www.nysphsaa.org/html/HANDBOOK/MembershipPages.pdf nysphsaa.orghtml/HANDBOOK/MembershipPages.pdf, accessed 15-JAN-2008.
  4. ^ http://www.nysphsaa.org/Sections Accessed 30-MAR-2015
  5. ^ "Track & Field and Cross Country Statistics".
  6. ^ http://www.nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/PDF/Membership/membership%20by%20section%2010-31.pdf NYSPHSAA membership list, Accessed 30-MAR-2015
  7. ^ "Home". 80019.digitalsports.com.
  8. ^ "Section V Athletics". Archived from the original on 2022-02-01. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  9. ^ "NYSPHSAA > Classifications". Archived from the original on 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2015-03-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)