Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL)

About Us

Established in 1903, the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) is the longest running scholastic athletic program in the country. The PSAL coordinates sports competitions for New York City public high schools.

The mission of the PSAL is to provide opportunities for educating students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills through an athletic program that fosters discipline and sportsmanship across our 25 varsity sports for more than 45,000 student-athletes from over 400 member schools.

Sports Offered

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Double Dutch
  • Fencing
  • Flag Football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Stunt
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

To see sports offering at a NYC public high school, go to and find a school or athletic program in the “Schools” tab. For additional information or questions regarding the sports offering at the school or athletic program, contact the program Athletic Director listed on the school/program’s home page.

For all other inquiries, please email

Consent Forms

All students participating in PSAL must submit the following forms to their coach or Athletic Director:

  1. Pre-Participation Sports Physical Examination Form – Form date cannot be more than 12 months old at time of participation; and,
  2. Parental Consent Form

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:

Deborah Wollenberg
Interim Acting TIX Coordinator
110 William Street – 15th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Moises Jimenez et al. v. New York City Department of Education (Sports Equity Case): Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement

Your child might be a member of a proposed settlement class if they identify as Black and/or Latinx and attend or will be attending a New York City Department of Education high school and who play or will be able to play high school sports in the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) from 2021 through 2024. Copies of the court-ordered notice and the proposed settlement are available on the Moises Jimenez et al. v. New York City Department of Education (Sports Equity Case): Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement page.