PIAA was formed in Pittsburgh on December 29, 1913, by a group of high school Principals who wanted to eliminate abuses, establish uniform rules, and place interscholastic athletics in the overall context of secondary education. The purposes of PIAA, as set forth in ARTICLE II of its Constitution, are to:
- Organize, develop, and direct an interscholastic athletic program which will promote, protect, and conserve the health and physical welfare of all participants.
- Formulate and maintain policies that will safeguard the educational values of interscholastic athletics and cultivate the high ideals of good sportsmanship.
- Promote uniformity of standards in all interscholastic athletic competition.
PIAA believes that a system that best serves the student-athlete emphasizes the amateur, educational, and character-building aspects of high school sports and recognizes that athletics is not the driving force. Students are in school primarily to obtain an education.
IMPORTANT PIAA DOCUMENTS
Below are the documents necessary for the efficient operation of the PIAA and its members schools. Please find the tab that best applies to you, and be sure to follow the directions for completing the forms. If there are any questions, please direct your questions to your school’s Athletic Administrator.