Athletics & Fitness

The mission of the Public Schools Athletic League is to provide opportunities for educating students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills through an athletic program that fosters teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.
The goal of the CHAMPS Middle School Sports & Fitness program is to improve student fitness levels and overall health by increasing opportunities for children to engage in physical activity, regardless of athletic ability. The program promotes health-related fitness through a mix of several after-school and before-school activities including traditional sports, non-traditional sports, and fitness activities. The ultimate goal is for students to grow to be CHAMPS — Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, Positive Students — for life.
The Charter School Athletic Association (CSAA) is a 501c3 non- profit organization supporting New York City charter schools. Through community and school partnerships, the CSAA works with New York City charter schools to develop and maintain inter-scholastic sports leagues and arts programs. By nurturing charter school students’ appreciation for the arts, sports, physical fitness, and nutrition the CSAA gives these students access to high quality programing committed to the values of cooperation, fairness, and respect.


Every year students participate in the Fitnessgram fitness assessment.  The Fitnessgram is based on individual performance and personal improvement.  The assessment consists of the PACER, curl-up, push-up, trunk-lift and the sit and reach.  This measures their cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and flexibility.

C.H.A.M.P.S. Program

The purpose of the C.H.A.M.P.S. Middle School Sports and Fitness League at P.S./I.S. 18 is to offer additional opportunities for students regardless of athletic ability, to engage in a variety of physical activities, and to encourage these students to find activities that they enjoy and can participate in for life.  Our C.H.A.M.P.S. program has three seasons (fall, winter, spring).  We currently offer three sports: Boy’s Flag Football (fall), Girl’s Volleyball (winter), Boy’s Basketball (spring). 

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