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Mott Hall has several leading Sports program, inclusive of male and female Teams, that help to build our Students self worth, confidence and competitive spirit.  We work closely with our Students to develop their physical abilities while strengthening their character and decision making.  

We offer programs in Flag Football, Soccer, Boys & Girls Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Track & Field & Cross Country.


Sports Enrichment

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We offer programs in: Flag Football, Soccer, Boys & Girls Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Track & Field & Cross Country.

Meet Our Sports Director

My name is Jose Ocasio and I am the Athletic Director at Mott Hall Charter School. I started at Mott Hall in 2015 as a paraprofessional and became a dean in 2017.  I've been working with kids my whole career, and I love every second of it. 

In 2017, I started training our of Female students in Softball and a scholar named Samara asked me to start a softball team for the girls.  With the help of our Principal Ms. Lobdell, we we're able able to make it happen. Our first official year in a league we made the playoffs and finished the season with a 3-1 record in 2019. Each of those scholars continue to play and have been very successful on and off the field.  Samara, in particular, was selected to attend the MLB All Star weekend to play in the Jenny Finch softball tournament in Los Angeles.


I take pride in seeing how our scholar athletes improve on a daily basis, off on & off the field. I want every scholar to get the opportunity to unleash their potential and build their self confidence. That is my goal, to help unleash our youths potential & personal growth, through Sports.

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Jose Ocasio


Grades 6th, 7th & 8th (Fall/Winter and Spring Leagues)

Coach Garris began the basketball program at Mott Hall in 2014. In the first year, Mott Hall came in second place in the Charter League Championship. In the second year, Mott Hall came first place in the Charter League Championship and in 2018, Mott Hall won both the Bronx Borough Championship and the New York City Championship.


The season starts in November and runs until April including playoff dates. Tryouts for basketball are typically the second week of school and practice begins around the third week of school in September. There are no fees associated with being on the basketball team. The team travels to games by train and bus.


Girls Softball

Grades 6th, 7th & 8th (Spring Leagues)

Softball has been recently added to the Mott Hall female sports program.  In the first year, Mott Hall made the playoffs with a winning record.  The season starts in April and typically runs until the playoffs in mid-June. Tryouts for softball are in October/November and practice starts in January. Championship games are played at Fordham University. Students have the opportunity to play in an All Star game.  Typically, one student is chosen to represent Mott Hall at the All Star game which will also take place at Fordham University. Fees to play softball are minimal, and assistance is available if needed.



Grades 6th, 7th & 8th (Spring Leagues)

Mott Hall formed its first soccer team in 2015. Soccer is available for both male and female students. Mott Hall quickly discovered that it is filled with all-star soccer players! By 2017, the Mott Hall Lions were District 12 Champions and our 2019 team went undefeated in the regular season. Mott Hall participates in Charter School Athletic Association's co-ed league. The season typically starts with tryouts in February and runs from March through June each year.   Fees to play soccer are minimal and assistance is available if needed.


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