Post-Season Play Eligibility (NYSPHSAA Regulations)

  • To be eligible for post-season play (sectional, regional, intersectional or state competition), a team must have competed in six (6) school-scheduled contests, which occurred on six (6) different dates, during the season. An individual is eligible to compete for the team if he or she has been an eligible participant on a team in that sport in that school for a minimum of six (6) scheduled contests during the regular season. For football, a student must be an eligible participant for a minimum of three contests. Contestants in individual sports (cross-country, golf, swimming, tennis, etc.) must have represented their school in six (6) scheduled contests during the season to be eligible. These required contests must occur on six different dates and must be completed prior to the conclusion of the team’s regular schedule. An athlete, who comes out late and/or misses part of the season due to injury, cannot come back and participate in post-season play without a medical waiver.

    Note: In all cases, the number of contests referred to above must be officiated contests.