What is the name of the NY rules that govern which sports are NY approved for school funding? I know there are some like football, baseball, basketball are and others like cheer, gymnastics, crew that are not on that list but would like to reference which are and can’t find under athletics dept section of website. Thanks in advance.

Written by on May 21, 2018

A. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. (NYSPHSAA) does not govern school funding.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.

The Association serves as a central organization through which its member high schools in the state may cooperate to:

  • Encourage as many pupils as possible to participate in athletic games
  • Promote sportsmanlike conduct in all athletic contests
  • Maintain essential minimum standards of eligibility
  • Provide means to settle disputed athletic contests amicably and authoritatively
  • Conduct appropriate athletic meets and tournaments
  • Cooperate with the State Education Department in fostering educationally sound athletic programs
  • Adapt rules governing sports contests to the particular conditions governing high school competition
  • Continually seek data to support rule changes leading to greater safety for high school athletes