Public Schools Athletic League

The Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL):
  • Provides athletic opportunities in 25 varsity sports for more than 45,000 student-athletes from over 400 member schools
  • Coordinates sports competitions for all New York City Public High Schools 
  • Educate students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills. 
  •  Is committed to ensuring gender equity in sports. 
See what sports are offered, and track your school's standings on the PSAL website

PSAL for the 2020-21 School Year 


Due to current guidance from the New York State Department of Health, which states that interscholastic sports are currently not permitted and additional information on athletic activities will be forthcoming, the PSAL Fall season which historically begins in mid-August must be delayed/postponed. When it is determined that they are safe to resume, all afterschool activities, including PSAL, must adhere to any applicable guidelines and recommendations, including all health and safety guidelines. 

Per CDC guidelines, the associated risk of any sport activity is increased when athletes engage in competitive play across different geographic areas. Therefore, when PSAL activities are permitted to resume, they will be restricted to practice and conditioning until further notice. This will allow scholar-athletes to re-engage in and receive the benefits of participating in team sports while continuing to prioritize safety. As we re-introduce activities and prepare for the return of interscholastic sports, PSAL will use a leveling system aligned with state guidance and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) regarding the risk of COVID-19 transmission associated with each sport. 

Title IX 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. The DOE is committed to complying with Title IX and ensuring that DOE schools and workplaces are free of sex discrimination.

Questions regarding Title IX compliance should be referred to:

Sobia Mahmood, Esq.,
Title IX Coordinator
65 Court Street, Room 1102
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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