The following eligibility standards are taken from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. Handbook:
College – A student is no longer eligible to represent the school in that sport in that season if the student participates in practice or competition with or against any college athletic squad during that season.
National Team/Olympic Development Programs – A student may participate as an individual as a member of a National Team or in Olympic Development Program during the school year if such participation is approved by the student’s high school principal and chief officer, and the Executive Director is notified in writing by the principal at least 30 days prior to the start of the program.
Professional Tryouts – No tryouts for, or practice with, professional teams are approved except during the summer vacation. A student who participates in such a tryout is ineligible to represent the school in that sport. A school may apply on behalf of the student to their section for reinstatement one year from the date of the latest violation. Penalties for violations of these standards can result in loss of eligibility from that sport.