The NJSIAA, a private, voluntary Association is committed to serving all types of student-athletes, its member schools, and related professional organizations by the administration of education-based interscholastic athletics, which support academic achievement, good citizenship, and fair and equitable opportunities.  We believe our member schools, along with their leagues and conferences, share the following convictions:

  • A safe and healthy playing environment is essential to our mission.
  • Participation in interscholastic athletics enhances the educational experience of all students.
  • Interscholastic athletics is a privilege.
  • Excellence in both academics and athletics is pursued by all.
  • Interscholastic participation develops good citizenship, promotes healthy lifestyles, fosters involvement of a diverse population, and promotes positive school/community relations.
  • Rules promote fair play and minimize risk.
  • Cooperation among members advances their individual and collective well-being.
  • Training of administrators and coaches promotes the educational mission of the interscholastic experiences.
  • Properly trained officials/judges enhance interscholastic competition.
  • The NJSIAA is the recognized state authority on interscholastic athletic programs.