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Sports Programs

Mott Hall has several Championship Winning Sports programs, 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.  

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Get full Sports Program information from our Enrollment Counselors.

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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

Find Virtual Campus Tours on our High School Placement page.


Sports Highlights.

Our amazing Sports Teams have won many Championships. 


Check out our Highlight flyer to view all their awards & accomplishments.

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Check our our Sports Programs Video!

A word from our Sports Director

Great News.
Shout out to Ms. Woods, our outstanding School Counselor and Coach of Track and Field. She has been applying to the Colgate Women’s Games, the most extensive amateur track & field series in the United States, open to all young women from elementary school through college and beyond. This is for our Scholars along with P.S. 63 5th graders. Thank you.

Mott Hall Charter School has received a sponsorship from Leveling the Playing Field. Through the grant, we can now access equipment when we want, however much we need. 

Our Lions are off to the Playoffs.
Our boy’s basketball team is officially in the playoffs! Congratulations to the team! A BIG SHOUTOUT to Coach Garris and Coach Opoku for leading these young men to victory. 

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Mott Hall offers several Championship winning Sports Programs in Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Flag Football, Co-ed Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Cross Country and Track & Field.

Our Sports Teams


Grades 6th, 7th & 8th


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.

Basketball Coaches

Coach Garris    (Boys Team)

Coach Kev        (Boys Team)

Coach Bryce     (Girls Team)



2014 Champions

2015 Charter League (2x)

2015 Dyckman League

2018 Champions


Grades 6th, 7th & 8th


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.   

Soccer Coaches

Coach Ray

Coach Jay

Coach Kelvin



2017 District 12 Champions

2019 Undefeated Regular Season

Track Race

Girls Volleyball

Mott Hall has an energetic Girls Volleyball Team. 

Coach Rodriguez is the head coach of the  Volleyball program.  


Flag Football

Our Flag Football Team won the Championship in Spring 2022. 


Coach Ray & Coach Jay & Coach Kelvin are the head coaches of the Team.



Our Softball program aims to sharpen 

our Scholar physical skills while

sharpening their decision making.

Coach Ocasio is the Head Coach of the 

Softball Program. 

Girls Softball

Grades 6th, 7th & 8th


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 takes place at Fordham University.

Softball Coaches

Coach Ocasio



2017 Champions

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Cross Country

Our Cross Country build speed to covers distances of up to 5 miles.

Coach Woods is the head coach of the Cross

Country program.

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Track & Field

Track & Field utilizes our Scholars running, jumping and throwing skills.  

Coach Woods is the head coach of the Track & Field program.

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