Established in 1918, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of approximately 435 accredited public and non-public high schools. A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 33 sports.
Championship competition for girls is sponsored in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling.
Championship competition for boys is sponsored in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling.
NJSIAA MISSION STATEMENT
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.