According to the Commissioner’s Regulations, a pupil shall be eligible for inter-school competition in a sport during a semester, provided that he/she is a bona fide pupil, enrolled during the first 15 days of such semester, is registered in the equivalent of three regular courses, is meeting the physical education requirement, and has been in regular attendance 80 percent of the school time, bona fide absence caused by personal illness accepted.
Each individual team has its own regulations concerning daily attendance at practices and the minimum of number of practices before being eligible for competition. Your coach will inform you of these rules.
Physical Education Requirement
Athletics is an outgrowth of Physical Education. Athletes who are illegally absent from or do not participate in physical education classes WILL NOT be permitted to attend practices or contests on the day of the absence. The NYSPHSAA & The Commissioner of Education, 135.4 Regulation states that a student must be enrolled in physical education to participate in athletics.