Section 10 Athletic Office
PO Box 231
40 West Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 386-4504
Fax: (315) 386-2722
Hours: September through June, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, closed during school breaks
Summer Hours: July and August, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Executive Director of Interscholastic Athletics
Carl Normandin, extension 15103
Rhonda Smith, extension 15102
This Interscholastic Athletics Service (Section 10) coordinates all of the public Junior/Senior High School athletic contests that take place in St. Lawrence and Franklin County.
The scheduling coordination involves (18) St. Lawrence/Lewis and (6) Franklin County school districts, thousands of boys and girls and approximately 500 sport officials.
Responsibilities include the training, assigning and payment of game officials for every regular season and post season playoff contests; maintenance of centralized scheduling and Section records; interpretation and supervision of rules and regulations; provision of CPR/First Aid training to coaches; and issuance of temporary coaching licenses.
The Interscholastic Athletic service "Section 10" assists subscribing school districts in many of the administrative duties related to their sport activity programs.
Section 10 is a division of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association
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
Geographically, Section 10 consists of the St. Lawrence River Valley, parts of the Thousand Islands region, and the Adirondacks. The Section stretches for 3, 500 square miles and is vastly rural.
Of the 24 schools that compete in the Section; 12 are classified as D, 5 are classified C, 5 are classified B and 2 are classified A schools - according to the school enrollment figures that are submitted to NYSPHSAA annually.