PSAL Boys Volleyball Realignment Proposal By Jeremy Bass Coach, Bronx HS of Science

Proposed realignment:

*Initial divisions in ’07-‘08 would be based on a team’s historical performance past 3 years, size of school, and projected performance based on key returning players and coaches evaluation… *Teams would be evaluated year to year…Coaches would be held accountable for the prestige of their program. *Minor schedule adjustments if teams drop out or come into the PSAL each year, or move up or down a division. *Staten Island must remain the same for practical reasons. *Two interdivisional games could be arranged between the teams and sanctioned by the PSAL, officially posted on the website and counting towards playoff seeding. *Questionable teams based on potential school closings: Urban Peace, Tilden, Lafayette *A Division playoffs: 32 team playoff…. A .500 record automatically qualifies a team for the playoffs. The remaining teams could be selected at-large, based on nonleague performance and ref evaluations. *B Division playoffs: 16 teams in 2 day tournament…Pool play on day 1 whittles down number of teams from 16 to 8. 8 teams play single elimination tournament on day 2.

Bronx West A: JFK, Science, Clinton, Walton. Bronx East A: Roosevelt, Columbus, BLA, Lehman 10 game season, play home and home with geographical teams, once against other teams. Bronx B: Truman, Taft, South Bronx, Smith, Morris 8 game season, home and home with each team.

Manhattan East A: Hunter, Norman Thomas, SOF, Bergtraum, Manhattan Center, Seward Park Manhattan West A: HSMSE, Brandeis, LaGuardia, Stuy, Environmental, BREC 10 game season, home and home.

Manhattan B: Frederick Douglass, Randolph, King, Park East, JREC, Washington Irving, Graphic Communication Arts, Food and Finance, Fashion Industries. 8 game season, 1 game against each of the other teams.

Queens West A: Newcomers, Aviation, Academy of American Studies, Info Tech, LIC, Bryant Queens Central A: Townsend Harris, Flushing, Grover Cleveland, Forest Hills, John Adams, Richmond Hill Queens East A: Jamaica, August Martin, Hillcrest, Bayside, Cardozo, Francis Lewis

10 game sesason, home & home.

Queens West B: Robert F Wagner, HS of Art & Design, Bowne, Newtown, Lane Queens East B: Campus Magnet, Springfield Gardens, Van Buren, Edison, Beach Channel. 8 game season, home & home.

Brooklyn North A: Transit Tech, Grand Street, Van Arsdale, Jefferson, Brooklyn Tech, Boys & Girls. Brooklyn South A: Midwood, Fort Hamilton, Lincoln, New Utrecht, Sheepshead Bay, FDR

10 game season, home & home.

Brooklyn North B: Automotive, Bushwick, Wingate, Prospect Heights, ENY Family Brooklyn South B: Telecommunications, Grady, Madison, Canarsie, South Shore, Erasmus 8 or 10 game season, home & home.