Section Sponsored Competition

At least six teams must participate in a sport in order for Section XI to sanction the sport, form a league, and provide schedules.

All league contests will take precedence over non-league commitments.

When scheduling non-league contests, schools owe first allegiance to other member schools in all sports.

Levels of Competition

Varsity level contests take precedence over junior varsity contests.  Junior varsity contests take precedence over junior high school level contests.  An athlete may not compete in any combination of varsity, junior varsity or junior high school levels in one day.

Limitation of Competition

All athletes will be limited in competition to one sport per season.  After 50% of the season is completed, the athlete may not switch to a different sport.

Qualifying for Competition Beyond the Section Level

To qualify for NYSPHSAA Championship Competition, an athlete  must participate and qualify at the qualifying competition designated by Section XI.



 Applied to regular season through NYSPHSAA Finals:

1.    Thunder and lightning necessitate that any outdoor contest be suspended. The occurrence of thunder and/or lightning is not subject to interpretation or discussion- thunder is thunder, lightning is lightning.

2.    If lightning is observed at the site of an outdoor contest by an Athletic Administrator, coach or official(s) 15 or fewer minutes prior to the scheduled start of that contest, the official(s) and the responsible school authorities shall delay the contest for a minimum of 30 minutes.

3.    With your site administrator, set up a plan for shelter prior to the start of any contest.

4.    When thunder is heard and /or lightning is seen, the following procedures should be adhered to:

a.    Suspend play and direct participants to go to shelter, a building normally occupied by the public or if a building is unavailable, participants should go inside a vehicle with a solid metal top (e.g., bus, van, and car).

b.    Do not permit people to stand under or near a tree; and have all stay away from poles, antennas, towers and underground watering systems.

c.    After thunder and /or lightning have left the area, wait a minimum of 30 minutes after the last boom is heard or strike is seen before resuming play or competition.

d.    If at any time during the 30-minute delay, additional thunder and/or lightning occurs, the 30 minute delay clock starts over.