Pythons Athletic Program Overview:


  • We compete in the highly competitive Public School Athletic League (PSAL) in New York City. As a campus program, our ten teams are comprised of coaches and student-athletes from Community School for Social Justice and Health Opportunities HS. 

  • Our boys & girls basketball teams practice and host games at the world famous Gauchos Gym, just steps from our school building. 

  • Our baseball and softball teams practice and host games in beautiful Macombs Dam Park, just a ten-minute walk from our school building and the site of the original Yankee Stadium.

  • Our Girls Indoor/Outdoor Track and Cross Country team compete in Van Courtland Park, The Armory in Washington Heights, as well as various schools and tracks around New York City.

  • Our boy's soccer, co-ed stunt, and girls volleyball teams all compete in schools and parks throughout the five boroughs, although primarily in the Bronx.

  • The PSAL website has a slew of resources including game schedules and individual player & team statistics. Our school page can be found here: .


athletics at CSSJ/HOP



  • Our girls softball, boys baseball, basketball, & soccer teams have all reached the playoffs in recent years. Boys varsity soccer made it to the city semifinals in 2017.

  • Two of our student-athletes, Aneika Valentin (2016) & Naziru Abdala (2018) have been honored at Yankee Stadium with the prestigious PSAL MVP Scholar-Athlete award given to just 55 recipients from the five boroughs each year.

  • Our boys basketball coach, Stefan Snow, was honored at Yankee Stadium in 2018 as a recipient of the Double-Goal Coach Award from the Positive Coaching Alliance, a well respected national non-profit organization.

  • Former student-athlete, Ebirama Dampha, was selected as a PSAL all-star and represented our school program in Spain during the summer 2016.


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Tel: 718-402-8481
Fax: 718-402-8650

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