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PSAL Athletics at HSEF

The New York City Department of Education has been working with the Federal Office of Civil Rights to ensure that the Department’s athletic programs are compliant with mandated Title IX requirements regarding opportunities for female and male student-athletes. In 2015, New York City and the Office of Civil Rights entered into a formal resolution agreement summarizing the City’s remaining obligations to achieve full compliance.
Below is a listing of PSAL sports currently active at HSEF. Visit PSAL Sport Descriptions on the web for all of the latest information.
Basketball (Girls/Boys)
Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.0 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end.
Bowling (Girls/Boys)
Bowling is a sport in which players standing at one end of an alley rolls balls at ten standing pins at the end of the lane with the goal of knocking down as many pins as possible.
Cross Country (Girls/Boys)
Cross country is long-distance running over natural terrain in which teams and individuals run a race.
Flag Football (Girls)
Flag Football is a 7v7 version of football where with rules similar to tackle football, but instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag or flag belt from the ball carrier ("deflagging") to end a down.
Handball (Boys)
Handball is a sport in which players use their hands to hit a small rubber ball against a wall so that it bounces off in such a way that their opponent cannot return it.
Outdoor Track (Girls/Boys)
Outdoor Track and Field is a sport which combines various contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The running events include sprints, middle and long-distance events, and hurdling. Jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer.
Softball (Girls)
Softball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 9 players each who take turns batting and fielding. It is similar to baseball but played with a larger ball on a smaller field with pitchers throwing underhand.
Tennis (Girls/Boys)
Tennis is a racket sport played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net that divides the court in half.
Visit the HSEF PSAL web page for the latest statistics and information.