SECTION XI ATHLETICS

NEW YORK STATE
PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION

NYSPHSAA Sections

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5 Section 6 Section 7 Section 8 Section 9 Section 10 Section 11

SECTION I - Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester

Jennifer Simmons 
So. Westchester BOCES 
Center for Interscholastic Athletics 
450 Mamaroneck Avenue 
Harrison, NY 10528 
Phone: 914.592.2526 
Fax: 914.592.2940 
jsimmons@swboces.org 
www.swboces.org/Athletics

SECTION 2 - Capital District

Wayne Bertrand, Executive Director 
PO Box 4430
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 
Phone: 518.306.4502 
Fax: 518.306.4503
section2athletics@gmail.com
www.section2athletics.org

SECTION III - Central New York

John Rathbun 
4983 Brittonfield Pkwy
Suite 201 
E. Syracuse, NY 13057 
Phone: 315.451.4588 
Fax: 315.451.4728 
jrathbun@section3.org 
www.section3athletics.org

SECTION IV - Southern Tier

Ben Nelson 
21 Liberty St., Box 7 
Sidney Civic Center 
Sidney, NY 13838 
Phone: 607.561.2347 
Fax: 607.561.2344 
bnsectionIV@stny.rr.com 
sectioniv@stny.rr.com

SECTION V - Genesee Valley

Ed Stores 
5151 Kelly Road 
Wyoming, NY 14591 
B/Cell: 585.329.0333

Phone: 585.786.2132 
Fax: 585.786.8117 
estores@sectionv.org
www.sectionV.org

SECTION VI - Western NY

Timm Slade 
355 Harlem Road 
West Seneca, NY 14224 
Phone: 716.821.7092 
Fax: 716.821.7352 
tslade@e1b.org 
http://www.nysphsaa.org/Sections/Section6.aspx 

SECTION VII - Champlain Area

Karen Lopez 
3 Tanglewood Drive 
Peru, NY 12972 
Phone: 518.834.5276 

klopezsecion7@gmail.com

SECTION VIII - Nassau

Nina Van Erk
Nassau BOCES Administrative Offices 
71 Clinton Road PO Box 9195
Garden City, NY 11530-9195 
Phone: 516.396.2488 
Fax: 516.997.2916 
nvanerk@mail.nasboces.org 
http://www.nassauboces.org/athletics

SECTION IX - Orange, Sullivan, Ulster

Robert Thabet, Executive Director 
Orange-Ulster BOCES
53 Gibson Road
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: 845.294.5799
http://www.sectionixathletics.org/
rthabet@sectionixathletics.org 

SECTION X - St. Lawrence Area

Carl Normandin 
Section 10 Office 
40 West Main Street 
Canton, NY 13617 
Phone: 315.386.4504 
Fax: 315.386.2722 
cnormandin@sllboces.org

SECTION XI - Suffolk

Don Webster
Section 11 Office 
180 E. Main Street, Suite 302 
Smithtown, NY 11787 
Phone: 631.366.4900 (0700) 
Fax: 631.366.4334 
dwebster@sectionxi.org
http://www.sectionXI.org

Lawrence Light, Treasurer 
Stony Brook, NY 11790 
Phone: 631.751.5134 
suptlight@aol.com

NYSPHSAA SECTIONS

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