PSAL Update: December 22, 2020

Good afternoon PSAL Community,


We hope all of our community members, scholar-athletes, and families remain safe at this difficult time. As we approach the holiday season, we wanted to reach out to share our best wishes for a happy holiday and a wonderful new year, which we hope will bring opportunities for the resumption of PSAL activities. 


As we continue to face unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, the PSAL wants to publicly recognize the continued support and feedback we have received from many of our stakeholders over the last several months. We understand that the postponement of PSAL activity has directly impacted our school communities and we remain determined to return in the safest environment possible for all students throughout the city. 


In November, Mayor de Blasio announced that our school system needed to transition to a fully remote learning environment until it was deemed safe to return to in-person learning. As you know, while elementary, early childhood, and D75 in person activities have resumed, high school remains fully remote at this time.  Any proposed plans to restart PSAL activities are contingent on the DOE's ability to keep the system open in compliance with existing health and safety protocols, and on high schools resuming in-person learning.


Any PSAL return plan will adhere to all applicable City, State, and NYCDOE policies, and health guidelines, and will allow for many of our scholar-athletes to receive the tremendous benefits that come with participation in PSAL activity. We hope to be able to come back to you soon with news about next steps for PSAL, depending on the health situation and data for the city, and we will communicate with you again when high school resumes in person. 


Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year. 


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Thank you





Team Sports at LaGuardia

Athletics is an integral part of LaGuardia High School. Students receive many benefits from participating in sports.  Athletes develop confidence, teamwork, and sportsmanship.  They are motivated.  They develop respect, pride, and discipline.  Our athletes develop a sense of commitment and dedication.  These skills are necessary on and off the playing field.

Boys (V)

Fall (Aug 21-Nov 1) Winter (Nov 1- Mar 1) Spring (Mar 1- Jun 15)
Cross Country/Track Basketball Baseball
Fencing Gymnastics Track, Outdoor
Soccer Track, Indoor Volleyball

Girls (V)

Fall (Aug 21-Nov 1) Winter (Nov 1- Mar 1) Spring (Mar 1- Jun 15)
Bowling Basketball Fencing
Cross Country/Track Gymnastics Handball
Soccer Track, Indoor Softball
Swimming   Girls Soccer (JV)
Volleyball   Track, Outdoor

Visiting Team Policy

The safe and secure conduct of P.S.A.L. activities is our mutual responsibility. The cooperation of your students and staff is recognized and greatly appreciated. We wish you the best of luck for a season that is successful athletically and educationally.
If there is anything of a special nature that you require or other information that we can provide, please do not hesitate to contact us. LaGuardia Arts does have guidelines for visiting teams, and these guidelines will be strictly adhered to:

  • Visiting team spectators are not allowed. This includes parents and guardians of the visiting team.
  • Coach and team must check in at the security desk upon arrival.
  • Our school day ends at 4:10 p.m.. Teams will be admitted after 4:05 p.m.
  • Team members will be admitted only when accompanied by their coach.
  • Only two managers identified by their coach will be admitted.
  • Cheerleaders will not be admitted.
  • The coach must escort the team to the third floor gymnasium.
  • The coach must actively supervise the team in the locker area unless he/she is of the opposite gender. In this case, the coach must instruct the team to dress in the first aisle closest to the door. The coach must stand by the door until all participants have exited the locker area.
  • Bring ALL belongings out of the locker area and place them at your team bench.
  • At the end of the contest, the same locker room procedures must be followed.
  • The coach must escort the entire team, en masse, from the gymnasium to the building's exit.