NYSPHSAA Details Their Focus Should Spring Sports Return

There have been many questions surrounding how, and in what capacity, a Spring Sports Season would look like, should school resume in New York State. There is a big "IF" there, as the the Empire State is one of the worst hit in the country at the moment. At the same time, we were also one of the first hit, so we may see relief before some other areas of the country, who are on a delayed timeline. The response around the US has been mixed. While New York has been one of the strictest in its' enforcement of social distancing, it has not canceled the entirety of the 2020 school year, something Virginia just announced yesterday.

That could potentially leave open a window for Sports in late May, early June. Dr. Robert Zayas, Executive Director of NYSPHSAA, sent the below memo to Section Executive Directors yesterday, demonstrating his vision of what that return could look like, and where the priorities may be. He then released the memo on Twitter, summarizing it by saying the priority would be towards "in-season" competition, rather than "post-season" competition. The significance there would be that Spring Sports would be available for all athletes, relative of skill or ability, rather than a Championship Season Schedule, which whittles teams down to just a select few in late May, early June.

You can check out the full memo below.

Read the full Memo below