Athletic Department
                           Middle School & High School Sports


If you are trying out for a Fall Sport you must have:
  • PSAL MEDICAL (Signed and Stamped by a doctor
  • PSAL Sign Consent form (initialed in all 13 locations)
  • Be in good academic standing.  Contact the coaches and they will able to give you accurate information on your standing.  (This carries over from your Spring report cards.


6th Grade Tryout :  Monday March 6th 2:50pm-4:00pm
7th Grade Tryout:  Wednesday March 8th 2:50pm-4:00pm
8th Grade Tryout: Monday March 13th 2:50pm-4:00pm
Spring Tryouts:

PSAL Girls Softball:
Wednesday March 1st   3:30pm - 5:00pm (Scholars Schoolyard) Thursday   March  2nd  3:30pm - 5:00pm (Scholars Schoolyard)

PSAL Boys Baseball: Wednesday March 1st  3:30pm - 5:30pm  Fort Tilden Thursday  March 2nd  3:30pm - 5:30pm  Fort Tilden

PSAL Girls Soccer Tuesday - Thursday March 6th - March 9th 4:00pm - 6:00pm  Fort Tilden Friday March 10th 3:30pm - 530pm  Fort Tilden

PSAL Coed Golf   Tuesday March 7th  4:30pm - 6:30pm  Marine Park Golf Course

Wednesday March 8th 4:30pm - 6:30pm Marine Park Golf Course

Thursday  March 9th  4:30pm - 6:30pm  Marine Park Golf Course

MS Girls Basketball 6th Grade Only:  Monday March 6th 3:00pm - 4:00pm 7th Grade Only:  Tuesday March 8th 3:00pm - 4:00pm 8th Grade Only:  Wednesday March 13th  3:00pm - 4:00pm

MS Boys Lacrosse: Tuesday March 21st and Thursday March 23rd 3:00pm - 4:30pm Scholars Schoolyard

MS Coed Track and Field: Week of March 20th Dates/Times TBA

PSAL Borough League Soccer :
All medicals and parent consents are due to Mr Lunati by March 10th

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER Tryout Schedule:  

Tuesday    12/13/16

Interest Meeting (Grades 6/7/8) 10:45am- 11:05  in GYM

          Thursday 12/15/16

Learn Routine    (Grades 6/7/8)  3:00pm-4:30pm in GYM

   Friday      12/16/16

TRYOUTS          (Grades 6/7/8)  1:00pm-3:00pm  in GYM

                         Monday    12/19/16

Call Backs            (Grades 6/7/8)  3:00pm-4:00pm in GYM

A call back is for those students the coach needs to reevaluate. If you were not part of the call backs it does not mean you have not advanced. If you have any questions please contact MS MacDonald at


PSAL Boys Basketball (No Cut Tryouts)
 10/18   5:30pm-7:00pm (Gym)
 10/19   6:00pm-8:00pm (Gym)
 10/20   5:30pm-7:30pm (Gym)
 10/26  6:00pm - 8:00pm (gym)
              10/31  3:00pm - 4:00pm (Fitness Room)

PSAL Girls Basketball (No Cut Tryouts)
10/18  3:00pm-5:00pm (Fitness Room)
10/20  3:00pm-5:00pm (Fitness Room)
10/25  3:00pm-5:00pm (Fitness Room)
10/27 3:00pm-5:00pm (Fitness Room)

PSAL STUNT/Cheerleading
10/18 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Gym)
10/20 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Gym)
MS Girls Volleyball Tryouts
Tuesday September 20th from 3:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday September 22 from 3:00pm-4:30pm
Girls must participate in both tryout days.
Contact Ms. Doyle with any questions

PSAL Girls Soccer (H.S.)
All soccer practices held at Fort Tilden
Coach contact:
August 19, 20  9:00am-11:00am
 August 22,23,24,25,26  9:00am-11:00am
August 29,30,31   9:00am-11:00am

PSAL Girls Tennis (H.S.)
All Tennis practices held at Beach Channel HS
Coach contact:
August 23,24,25  9:30am-11:30
August 29, 30, 31 9:30am - 11:30am
September 1   9:30am-11:30am
  September 6,7,8,9   3:30pm-5:30pm

PSAL Girls Volleyball (H.S.)
All Volleyball practices held at Scholars' Gym
Coach contact:
August 29,30,31 10:00am-12:00pm
  September 1 10:00am-12:00pm
    September 6,7,8,9 4:00pm - 6:00pm

PSAL Coed Bowling (H.S.)
All practices held at Strike 10 Lanes
Coach contact:
September 2   11:00am - 1:00pm
     September 6,7,8,9  3:30pm - 5:30pm

PSAL Coed Cross Country (H.S.)
Tryouts will take place at Beach Channel Track
Coach contact:
August 22 - 26  9:00am-11:00am

Please contact Mr Lunati with any questions
Any students trying out for a sport will need a PSAL Medical and a PSAL consent signed and stamped by a doctor.

2015-2016 Spring Sports Schedule
MS Lacrosse Tryouts:
Tuesday April 12th and Thursday April 14th 

PSAL Spring Sports Begin March 1st:
Baseball:  Fort Tilden
Softball:  Broad Channel
JV Soccer:  Fort Tilden
Coed Golf : Marine Park
STUNT:  Scholars Gym/Theatre
Borough League Soccer:  TBD
Please see Mr Lunati if you have any questions

MS Boys Basketball Schedule:
January 22nd     Home @ 10:00am
February 5th   @ MS 183 @ 10:00am
February 10th       Home @ 10:00am
February 23rd     @ MS 105  @ 10:00am (postponed)
February 29th           Home @ 10:00am
March 10th      @ MS 146 @ 10:00am
March 15th            Home @ 10:00am
March 24th  Playoffs
March 31st  Championship

Congratulations to the MS Girls Volleyball Team
Undefeated Season !!!!!

Congratulations to Iranian Robinson
2015-2016 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Award Recipient
95 + Overall Average,  Multi Sport Athlete,  Community Service

PSAL COED Swimming Tryouts:
Monday November 9th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday November 12th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Friday November 13th 5:00pm-7:00pm
11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/20 JAHS 530pm-730pm (John Adams)
11/21 RHHS 8am-10am (Richmond Hill)
11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/30 JAHS 530pm-730pm
Tryouts will take place at John Adams HS
Any questions please feel free to contact Coach Ryan at
All participants trying out must have PSAL Medical and parent consent form signed and stamped by a doctor BEFORE their first tryout.  Please contact Ms. Ryan if you have any questions.

PSAL Boys Basketball No Cut Tryouts:
October 22, 26, 27 4:00pm - 6:00pm
October 28,  6:00pm - 8:00pm
October 31  8:00am - 10:00am

PSAL Girls Basketball No Cut Tryouts:
October 29th 6:00PM-7:30PM
October 30th 4:30pm-6:00pm
October 31st 10:00am-12:00pm
November 2nd  5:30pm-7:00pm
November 3rd  4:00pm-5:30pm
*All students must have a current PSAL Medical and Parent Consent Form in order to tryout*

MS Girls Volleyball Schedule:
10/19 Scholars @ MS 146
10/27 MS 202 @ Scholars
11/4 Scholars @ MS 207
11/12 MS 232 @ Scholars
11/19 MS 105 @ Scholars
12/4 Playoffs (1v4, 2v3)
12/21 Championship

PSAL COED Cross Country Tryout: 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17th @ 4pm @ Beach Channel HS Track
All Students must have a PSAL Medical (stamped and signed), PSALParent Consent (Signed and Initialed) and a signed Parent Scholars Permission Slip (see below)

 September 10th : PSAL Girls Soccer Match CANCELLED due to weather

Congratulations to  James M, Zach M, and Christian A. on being selected to the PSAL Golf Individual Championship.  The event is taking place at Split Rock G.C. on Wednesday May 13th @ 10:00am

Senior, Emma Michaels, scores 1000 career points!!!

Scholars' Academy Turkey Bowl Winners 2014!!

PSAL's 1st STUNT Competition  Congratulations on 2nd place!!

Congratulations to the PSAL Girls Softball Team on your Undefeated (18-0) Championship Season!

Scholars' Lacrosse Undefeated!!!

Scholars Academy Golf
2014 Ryder Cup Champs

Congratulations to the MS Boys Basketball team on your Undefeated (9-0) Season!!


Joseph Lunati

Athletic Director

718-474-6918 ext. 1291

      2017 Rockaway St. Paddy's Parade

Athletic Director of the Month

Joseph Lunati of The Scholars Academy

Joseph Lunati has been the athletic director at The Scholars Academy since the school opened its door eight years ago. Since then, Lunati has spent countless hours working with coaches, student-athletes and parents to build a winning program.
Lunati’s dedication really showed when Hurricane Sandy slammed the Rockaways in 2012. He kept his program up and running by raised funds, replacing damaged equipment and finding locations for his teams to play and practice. More recently, through his ongoing work with the PSAL and programs such as CHAMPS, the school has added high school baseball, stunt and archery to its sports lineup.
The results have shown on and off the field, where Scholars athletes have enjoyed a great deal of success. The girls basketball team has won a city title three out of the last four years and the softball team was crowned B champions this past season. Don’t be surprised if the school’s trophy case expands in the near future.

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