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Office of Athletics

Pearl River School District
275 East Central Avenue
Pearl River, New York 10965
(845) 620-3943
(845) 620-3868 (fax)

Artie McCormack,  Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics
(845) 620-3925

Chris Rudloff, Secretary
(845) 620-3944

Frank Amadio
Athletic Trainer 
(845) 620-3828


Fall 2019 Modified Sports Registration Information

Fall 2019 Modified Sports

Sports Registration Will Open Monday August 5th at 8:00am

 The Pearl River Athletic Department announces that registration for the Fall 2019 sports season is now open for modified sports.  In order to be eligible to tryout/practice for a fall sport, you must register your child online with FamilyID.

 Family ID is a secure registration platform which provides you with an easy, 

user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.  Once you create your FamilyID account, it keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile so 

you enter your information only once for multiple uses, multiple family members 

and multiple programs. 

Registration for the fall season begins as follows:

Modified Athletes (7th and 8th grade only): August 5th   - Online athletic participation registration opens. 

August 26th - Deadline to complete registration (any student not registered by August 26th will run the risk of not being cleared for practice/tryouts on September 4th). 

Click here for the link to the Modified Fall Sports Registration on Family ID

Mod Fall Sports Family ID Registration



If your child played a sport last year and the physical used for that sport is still current, then it will be on file in the nurse's office. A current physical for the upcoming fall season must be dated after September 1st 2018.

Once your child has been registered it does not mean that they have been approved to participate. The school nurse must review all information and then approve the registration. You should receive notice when the registration has been approved.    

If not already on file from a previous season, you will need to submit a hard copy of your child’s current physical to the respective health office nurse, PRHS (grades 8-12) or PRMS (grade 7)

* In order to expedite the registration process, please upload the most recent physical to Family ID when you register your child.  An updated physical is required to ensure full clearance for the first day of practice.

**   Please be sure to only complete one (1) registration per athlete.  If you need to make changes to the registration please be sure to EDIT the existing one and DO NOT create a new one.

***  Only a parent/guardian can submit information on Family ID.

Information for first day of Modified Sports Sept . 4th

On Wednesday Sept. 4th, all 7th and 8th grade students who are planning to play a fall sport, will meet in the high school campus cafeteria at 3:15 pm.
The school will provide a shuttle bus right after school to bring the 7th graders to the high school for the meeting .
We will use this meeting to talk to all the modified athletes about logistics of practice locations, times, and transportation. We will also go over the rosters to make sure everyone at the meeting has been registered and approved on the Family ID. The modified coaches will then meet with each of their teams to address expectations for tryouts, practices, games, and other topics.
The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes so athletes will be done on the first day between 3:45 and 4:00. The modified football players will have their helmet fitting after the meeting and may not be done until 4:30.
Practice/tryouts will begin on Thursday Sept. 5th at the designated locations. The district will be providing the shuttle bus, as in the past, to take students from both the middle school and high school to their practice locations.
Athletes should have a plan to be picked up from their location at the end of practice. Practices will last no more than 90 minutes from the time they start.  If you are allowing your son or daughter to walk home from the practice you must provide the coach with a note giving your permission for this to occur.
Locations for modified practices-
Mod Girls and Boys Soccer- Middle School
Mod Volleyball- Middle School
Mod Girls Tennis- Cherry Brook Courts
Mod Field Hockey- Central Ave field
Mod Girls and Boys Cross-Country- Middle School
Mod Girls Swimming- Nauraushaun Swim Club ( Practices will not start until Monday Sept. 9th)
Mod Football- TBD- ( either HS or MS)

Special Athletic Events and Announcements

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    Athletic News - 9/10/19

    The Pirates fall season is underway. The varsity and JV teams began their pre-season workouts on August 19th. The modified teams got started with a meeting of all athletes and coaches in the HS cafeteria on the first day of school followed by practices and tryouts on the second day of school. We had approximately 410 varsity and JV athletes and 250 modified athletes sign up for teams this season.

    Fall 2019 Varsity Teams results as of 9/10

    • Boys soccer- The team is off to a fast start winning their first four games. Victories over Bronxville (in the Rockland vs Westchester Challenge at Lakeland), Yorktown, North Rockland, and Albertus Magnus have been done with timely scoring and great defense. The Pirates have outscored their opponents 8-1 allowing only 1 goal in 4 games. Next up will be a home game vs Keio on Wednesday Sept. 11 at 4:30.
    • Girls soccer has only had two games to date and are currently 1-1 on the season. The team opened the season with an 8-0 win over Yonkers and then dropped a hard fought game to a strong Rye team 2-1. The team will be back in action on Tuesday Sept. 9th  at Beacon HS and then host rival Albertus Magnus on Sept. 18th.
    • Field Hockey opened their season with a tough loss to Suffern but then bounced back with a 3-3 tie vs John Jay Cross River. The team will take on two perennial powers this week starting with a trip to Somers on Tuesday Sept. 10th and then returning home to face Lakeland on Thursday Sept. 12th.  
    • Girls Volleyball is off to a strong start winning 2 of their first three matches. After a thrilling 5 set loss to Clarkstown North in the opening match, the team swept Lincoln 3-0 and then defeated Rye 3-1. The team will host Saunders on Tuesday Sept 10th and then travel to Section One powerhouse Hendrick Hudson on Friday Sept. 13th.
    • The girls tennis team has had two matches so far and have come up on the short end of the 4-3 score. They will look to rebound with three more matches this coming week. The team hosts Nanuet on Tuesday Sept. 10th and Clarkstown South on Thursday Sept 12th before travelling to Albertus Magnus on Friday Sept 13th.
    • Girls swimming had their first ever home swim meet at Nauraushaun Swim Club this past Saturday. The team was excited to host this outdoor meet and the team made the home meet even more memorable with a 92-75 win over Brewster. The team is next in action on Tuesday Sept. 10th travelling to Yonkers.
    • The boys and girls cross country teams will open up their dual meet with a meet at Sleepy Hollow on Tuesday Sept 10th. The teams then will head off to invitationals on Saturday Sept 14th with the boys competing in both the Warwick Wave Mania Meet as well as the Return to the Mountain Invitational in NJ. The girls team will be on the road on Saturday Sept 14th at the Briarwood Invitational in Philadelphia.
    • The varsity football, hosting their first game in over a year, defeated Westlake 7-0. The team competing in Class B this year got off to a quick start in the game with a 35 yard TD pass from QB Matt Daly to WR Matt Vilaboy. The defense then held on, sealing the victory and shutout with an interception by Anthony Sassano in the final minute. The team will travel to Ardsley for their next game on Sept. 14th.

    News and Notes

    • Congratulations to Pearl River staff member and long time varsity girls soccer coach Tim Peabody who was inducted into the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday Sept. 7th. Tim had a career record of 393-126-41 and led Pearl River to their first State title ever in 2017.
    • Congratulations to former Pearl River softball player Katie O’Flynn on being elected into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame. Katie was a 3 time All State Selection and first team All State twice to go along with being a 5 time All Section selection. Katie pitched Pearl River to the Class A State title her junior year with an 18-3 record and 0.85 era.


    • The Homecoming pep rally and bonfire is scheduled for Friday night Sept 20th. The night will kick off with dinner for all the varsity and JV fall athletes in the cafeteria at 6:30 followed by the Pep Rally under the lights on the stadium field. The bonfire will conclude the festivities. The Homecoming football game will be Saturday Sept. 21st at 1:30 vs Byram Hills. The Homecoming dance will be held at 7:00pm on Saturday Sept 21st for all 9th- 12th graders. 

    Let’s Go Pirates!



Athletic Calendar Highlights

  • PRHS

    HS Homecoming Dinner, Pep Rally & Bonfire

  • PRHS

    HS Varsity Football vs Byram Hills

  • Albertus Magnus

    HS Varsity Football vs Albertus Magnus

  • PRHS

    HS Varsity Football vs Pleasantville

  • HS Varsity/JV Winter Sports Registration Opens - Family ID

  • Nanuet

    HS Varsity Football vs Nanuet

  • HS/MS Modified Winter Sports Registration Opens - Family ID

  • HS Varsity/JV Winter Sport Practices Begin

  • HS/MS Modified Winter Sports Practices Begin

  • Nanuet HS

    Little Brown Jug Alumni Football game

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Pearl River Sports Highlights

PRHS Sports Hall of Fame

Established in 1997 To Honor Pirate Greats Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame Committee 

Check out the NEW Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame website:   Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame

Induction Class of 2019:  The 2019 Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame Induction was held on Saturday, March 30, 2019  at the Pearl River Elks Club. 

Tom O’Brien: Class of 1958: 3-sport athlete, All-County Basketball & Football, RC Sports HOF, Rockland County sports official
Lorraine Moylan: Class of 1976: Teacher and Coach, 536 Career Wins, NYS Basketball HOF
Emily Dempsey: Class of 1999: 3x All-State, All-Section, All-County & All-League Soccer, RJN Scholar Athlete Award
Brianna Kenna, Class of 2001: All-State 2nd Team, 2x All-Section & 3x All-League Volleyball, RJN Scholar Athlete Award
Brendan McManus: Class of 2005: RC All-Time Scorer, 3x All-County, 2x RC Player of the Year, 2x All-State Basketball
2000 Girls Volleyball Team: (Coach Arlene Kramer) League, Sectional, Regional Champs, State final 4 participant, Record 24-3
2005 Boys XC Team: (Coach Jim Guerci) State, Sectional, County, League Champs, Undefeated Dual Meet record
JJ Donnelly: Tom & Priscilla Lanks Community Service Award

Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame Officers:
Doug D'Agostino - President
Lorraine Moylan - Vice President
Todd Santabarbara - Treasurer
Chris Woolgar - Secretary

If anyone is interested in joining the Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame Committee,  please contact Artie McCormack, Director of Athletics, Health & Physical Education

The Pearl River Hall of Fame Committee is always accepting nominations for future consideration.    PRHS Sports Hall of Fame Nomination Form