Latest News from the NYSPHSAA Regarding Fall Sports, Change in Spring Sports Date ---- Reminder Low and Moderate Risk Fall Sports in Section 1 Will Begin Practicing September 29

NYSPHSAA Football, Volleyball, Competitive Cheer (Fall) Seasons moved to March 1, 2021;

Traditional Spring Sports Start Date Revised to April 19, 2021

Latham, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced today that football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall seasons will be postponed until March 1, 2021 to address membership concerns associated with high-risk fall sports.  The decision was rendered by the elected NYSPHSAA officers late this afternoon. Low and moderate risk fall sports, meanwhile, are still authorized to begin practices on September 21, 2020 as previously announced. 

“We’ve spent two days speaking with nearly 500 athletic directors across the state and it’s clear that administering high-risk fall sports during the COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant challenge for our member schools,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “These are unprecedented times and unfortunately, difficult decisions will have to be made to address this ongoing crisis. We continue to stay committed to providing support to our member schools and quality participation experiences for the students we serve.”

The revised season for football, volleyball and fall competitive cheer will be known as “Fall Sports Season II” and may officially begin practices on March 1, 2021. 

As a result of fall high-risk sports being moved, the start date for the spring sports season has been adjusted to April 19, 2021.  The first official practice for spring sports will now be April 19, 2021 (the original start date was March 15).

“The NYSPHSAA officers have determined it would be unrealistic to host football, volleyball and competitive cheer seasons this fall,” said Julie Bergman, NYSPHSAA President. “This continues to be the most challenging situation educators have ever addressed.  I, along with my fellow officers, believe the participation experiences for football, volleyball and competitive cheer athletes will be more beneficial in the spring than in the fall.”

Low and moderate risk fall sports practices are still scheduled to begin on September 21st for those schools and sections who have determined it feasible to host interscholastic athletics at this time.  Regular season games can begin for low and moderate risk fall sports (girls tennis, cross country, girls swimming/diving, boys soccer, girls soccer, field hockey) once student-athletes have participated in the required number of practices as per NYSPHSAA bylaws.

THE FOLLOWING SPORTS ARE ALLOWED TO START PRACTICING ON 9/29/20:

Varsity & JV Boys Cross Country

Varsity & JV Girls Cross Country

Varsity & JV Girls Field Hockey

Varsity & JV Boys Soccer

Varsity & JV Girls Soccer

Varsity & JV Girls Tennis

10/13/20 Changes

JV Tennis Match Canceled — See Practice Schedule

V Tennis Match Canceled — No Practice

Girls XC Meet Postponed until Tomorrow

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Calendar

October 2020
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
September 28, 2020 September 29, 2020 September 30, 2020 October 1, 2020 October 2, 2020 October 3, 2020 October 4, 2020
October 5, 2020 October 6, 2020 October 7, 2020 October 8, 2020 October 9, 2020 October 10, 2020

12:00 pm- Varsity Boys Soccer v Tuckahoe (Home)

October 11, 2020
October 12, 2020 October 13, 2020

4:30 pm- Junior Varsity Girls Tennis @ Rye Neck

4:30 pm- Varsity Girls Tennis vs Rye Neck (Home)

October 14, 2020 October 15, 2020 October 16, 2020

4:15 pm- Varsity Field Hockey v Valhalla (Home)

5:45 pm- Junior Varsity Field Hockey v Valhalla (Home)

October 17, 2020

11:00 am- Varsity Boys Soccer @ Hastings

October 18, 2020
October 19, 2020

4:00 pm- Junior Varsity Girls Tennis vs Edgemont (Home)

4:00 pm- Varsity Girls Tennis @ Edgemont

4:30 pm- Junior Varsity Boys Soccer @ Dobbs Ferry

4:30 pm- Varsity Boys Soccer v Dobbs Ferry (Home)

October 20, 2020

4:15 pm- Varsity Field Hockey @ Albertus Magnus

4:30 pm- Junior Varsity Girls Tennis @ Hastings

4:30 pm- Varsity Girls Tennis vs Hastings (Home)

October 21, 2020 October 22, 2020 October 23, 2020

4:30 pm- Junior Varsity Girls Tennis vs Rye Neck (Home)

4:30 pm- Varsity Girls Tennis @ Rye Neck

October 24, 2020 October 25, 2020
October 26, 2020

4:15 pm- Varsity Field Hockey @ Briarcliff

October 27, 2020

4:15 pm- Junior Varsity Girls Tennis vs Rye (Home)

4:30 pm- Varsity Girls Tennis @ Rye

October 28, 2020

4:15 pm- Varsity Field Hockey @ Valhalla

4:30 pm- Junior Varsity Girls @ Mahopac

4:30 pm- Junior Varsity Girls Tennis @ Hastings

4:30 pm- Varsity Girls Tennis @ Hastings

5:45 pm- Junior Varsity Field Hockey @ Valhalla

October 29, 2020

4:30 pm- Junior Varsity Boys Soccer @ Hastings

4:30 pm- Varsity Boys Soccer v Hastings (Home)

October 30, 2020

4:30 pm- Varsity Girls Tennis vs Blind Brook (Home)

October 31, 2020

9:30 am- Junior Varsity Field Hockey @ Yorktown

10:00 am- Varsity Boys Soccer @ Dobbs Ferry

November 1, 2020
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