PSAL Athletics

PSAL FALL 2021

Academy of American Studies Sports Update for SY 2021-2022 (PSAL Athletic Teams) - Updated August 15, 2021

All PSAL participants MUST have the following documents completed prior to the first day of practice/tryouts.  Please note, students playing different sports each season only need ONE completed medical form each school year.  Each student athlete MUST submit the completed forms/documents to their coach.

  1. PSAL Medical Form (be sure it is COMPLETED and that the physician includes their stamp with their license number where appropriate). Only page 3 of the form needs to be turned in to your coach and the remainder of the medical can be left on file with your doctor. 
  2. Parental Consent Form (be sure parents/guardians have initialed in EVERY space provided). 
  1. NYC DOE COVID Testing Consent Form.  The updated form for the fall and can be downloaded as a Google Doc or a PDF
  2. All student athletes must have their parents/guardians complete the lunch form online at http://myschoolapps.com. Please know that these forms must be completed only one time.  If you need to check the status of your submission, please do not hesitate to ask your Coach and/or Ms. Sherlock.  We can get back to you with that information in a timely manner.
 
We have heard from PSAL regarding most of our fall sports teams.  Practices and/or tryouts are starting for some teams on or about August 15.  Please contact the coach for your specific sport for more details.

Academy Fall Sports Teams:

Boys Bowling:  Coach Labarbera 

Girls Bowling:  Coach Loesch

Boys Cross Country:  Coach Carey

Girls Cross Country:  Coach Giannoukakis

Boys Soccer:  Coach Silver

Girls Soccer:  Coach Sarceno

Girls Volleyball:  Coach Ghafary

 

Academy Winter Sports Teams:

Boys Basketball:  Coach Carey

Girls Basketball:  Coach Condon 

 

Academy Spring Sports Teams:

Co Ed Stunt:  Coach Schloss

Boys Baseball:  Coach Carey

Girls Flag Football:  Coach Gil

Girls Softball:  Coach Sarceno

Boys Volleyball:  Coach Giannoukakis

 

​Please feel free to contact me, Kristin Sherlock, Academy's Athletic Director, with any questions or concerns as well via email at ksherlock@schools.nyc.gov.

We are excited and looking forward to a successful Fall 2021 Sports and Academic Season!  Go Eagles!

PSAL MANDATORY VACCINATION FOR PARTICIPATION

Hi Academy!

As just announced by Mayor de Blasio and our school's Chancellor, COVID vaccinations are now mandatory for all those involved (student athletes, coaches, and the Athletic Director) in high risks sports and bowling for SY 2021-2022.  The mandate can be found on the PSAL website.

This mandate includes football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt, rugby, and bowling.  For Academy, that means all girls and boys volleyball, all girls and boys basketball, co ed stunt, and all girls and boys bowling.

 Official Letter from the Chancellor and Frequently Asked Questions  -  Update for Families on PSAL August 20 2021.pdf  

 

Girls Varsity Bowling Team

Girls Varsity Bowling: Any student-athletes interested in trying out for the Girls Varsity Bowling Team, please send me an email ASAP as I would like to schedule a tryout next week as our season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 9/22, 3 weeks from today.

Once again, participants MUST complete a Parental Consent Form, a 2021 Medical Form, a COVID Consent to Testing Form & you MUST receive a your Covid-19 vaccination. NO Exceptions! 

Please refer to this PSAL website for all printable forms. 

https://www.psal.org/articles/article-detail_sp.aspx?21954

Once again, there are No exceptions for trying out without All 3 forms completed & brought to me on the 1st day of tryouts.

Any questions, please send me an email: bloesch@schools.nyc.gov

Be well.

Mr. Loesch

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Attention: Any girls interested in joining the Girls Varsity Bowling Team must have their forms filled out ASAP as we will start tryouts & practices beginning as early as Tuesday Sept.7.  

 Before you can tryout, you must have the required parental consent form, the New Medical form fully completed, and a completed COVID Consent to Testing form or you cannot participate in any tryouts or practices.  

 https://www.psal.org/articles/article-detail_sp.aspx?21954   

 Also please note the following NYC DOE mandate: 

"Mayor DeBlasio is announcing today, as part of the city’s multilayered approach to health and  safety in our schools, that COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students and staff  participating in high-risk Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) sports this year. This requirement applies to scholar-athletes, coaches, and athletic directors." 
 
Therefore no Vaccination, no Bowling. 
 
Lastly, All practices are totally student self-funded as we do Not have a budget for bowling. This goes for both Tryouts & Practices. The approximate cost for shoe rentals & 2 Games is  about $12-$15. You can check with the Bowling Alley for exact pricing. Feel free to get started  & bowl a few games on your own over the next 2 weeks.  https://www.bowlero.com/location/bowlero-queens  
Some of you have reached out to me already. 
Any further questions, please feel free to contact me. 
Until September.  
Mr. Loesch 
 

Girls Volleyball Team Tryouts

From Coach Ghafary...

Any girls interested in trying out for the girls volleyball team must attend the try outs which are this week (August 30). The try outs are held at Academy of American Studies.  Please understand this is the last week for try outs so please make an effort to attend if you’re interested as the roster will be created after that.

You must have the appropriate forms all filled out (please see the school website for all the forms).

Tryout times vary everyday and are as follows:

Monday 8/30: 9-11

Tuesday 8/31: 11-1

Wednesday 9/1: 11-1

Thursday 9/2: 11-1

Friday 9/3:  9-11

You should email both Coach Ghafary and Ms. Sherlock the night before you plan on attending the try out date, so this can be confirmed (in case there is a cancellation).

You must wear a mask during the entirety of practice.

Bring water and be in comfortable clothing and appropriate athletic sneakers.

-Coach Ghafary

(email address is rghafar@schools.nyc.gov)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TRACK FALL 2021

Hello Academy of American Studies Eagles!  The Boys Cross Country Team will be holding Team Sign Up/Tryouts @ Cunningham Park on Wednesday September 1st @ 10 am!  
 
Please have all your paperwork completed BEFORE coming to the tryouts.  
 
Here is the link for the PSAL Paperwork.  All documents can be found under the "Parent & Student Forms" section.
 
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Carey @ wcarey2@schools.nyc.gov

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL FALL 2021

From Coach Ghafary...

If you are interested in trying out for the Girls Volleyball Team, you must have the following forms all filled out (all the forms are on psal.org --> resources & procedures --> printable forms --> parent & student forms)  : 

1) Parental Consent form (please make sure your parent/guardian's initials are printed and not yours).  Please make sure to fill out the osis #, and school name at the top of the form. 

2) Medical form (not the school medical form, it has to be the PSAL version).  There should be 4 pages to that form. Some are to be filled out by your parent/ guardian, and the rest by your doctor.  Make sure it is dated and stamped by the doctor's office or else it's not valid.  

Additionally, before entering the building for try outs, you must fill-out the health screen (this will be done on a daily basis).  This can be found at https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

All of the forms mentioned above must be filled out appropriately, and brought with you on the first day of try outs. 

All female students interested in trying out for the girls volleyball team must come to the school between the hours of 11 am -noon on Friday August 20th to turn in their paper work.
Try outs will most likely be the following week.
Please have everything signed and filled out appropriately. 
I will be outside of the school wearing an academy shirt collecting your forms.
See you then 
-Coach Ghafary 

At try outs: 

  • MASKS WILL BE WORN AT ALL TIMES 
  • Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes  
  • you should be appropriately dressed to work out.   
  • If you have knee pads bring them.   
  • You must wear athletic footwear (NO shelltoes, converse, vans, etc...). 
  • You must bring your own ball (here are some links for the balls… just get ONE! And write your name or initials on it in sharpie) 
  • AMAZON LINK #1
  • AMAZON LINK #2
  • AMAZON LINK #3

 

  • If you have asthma, bring your inhaler and leave it with me in case of an emergency. 
  • Bring a water bottle (I don't think the water fountains work at school as of now). 
  • Bring a positive attitude. 

I recommend that you start doing some cardio, lots of pushups and lunges and work on your core. You will be VERY sore if you don’t start working out now.  

Looking forward to seeing you at try outs. 

Coach Ghafary 

GIRLS SOCCER FALL 2021

From Coach Sarceno:

Girls Soccer will have Mandatory Tryouts beginning August 23 at 9AM at St. Michael's Playground field.  Every student must have all paperwork complete in order to tryout. 

Thank you.

Coach Sarceno

PSAL BOYS SOCCER FALL 2021

Academy Boys' Varsity Soccer Update for Fall 2021 Season

The Academy Boys' Varsity Soccer Team will be holding Tryouts on Monday, August 16, at 11:30am at St. Michael's Playground in Astoria.  If you are interested in trying out, you will need to bring the following documents (completed) to the first day of tryouts:

PSAL Medical to be filled out by your doctor.  Please make sure they stamp it in the correct spots.       

Parental Consent - Please make sure your parent initials in ALL of the correct spots.

Consent for Covid Testing Form - Once PSAL updates one for the Fall Season, we will send out.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Silver at Jsilver4@schools.nyc.gov.

If you have Instagram, follow @aassoccer for updates on tryouts and news. 

Questions for Academy's Athletic Director can. be sent via email to ksherlock@schools.nyc.gov.

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL Fall 2021 Sports will begin on or about August 15.  Specific details for each sport will be updated in the coming days.  ALL sports require completed PSAL Medicals, Parental Consent Forms, and Consent for COVID Testing forms.

 

EAGLES ON THE PSAL WEBSITE

PSAL ATHLETIC TEAM

SEASON

Boys Bowling Team

Fall

Girls Bowling Team

Fall

Boys Soccer

Fall

Girls Soccer

Fall

Girls Volleyball

Fall

Boys Cross Country Track

Fall

Girls Cross Country Track

Fall

Boys Basketball

Winter

Girls Basketball

Winter

Stunt Coed

Spring

Baseball

Spring

Boys Volleyball

Spring

Girls Flag Football

Spring

Softball

Spring

For more specific details about meeting location and schedule of meetings, please contact the individual club advisor or coach.

For more information about our teams and clubs speak to the following staff members:

Athletic Director: Ms. Sherlock

Coordinator of Student Affairs: Ms. Dudley