Monday, October 6, 2014

New Coach - Same Goal

This year The PS4 Wolves have a new coach!  But, the goal is still to win a championship in the Turn2Us League. Coach McArdle, PS4's new Physical Education teacher, is now leading the basketball program at PS4.  Try-outs for both the girls and boys basketball teams were recently held in the gym.  Nearly 250 boys and girls tried out from the 4th and 5th grade. "I'm looking for boys with the desire to compete and who study hard in class", said Coach McArdle who goes by the name "Coach M" to her players.  During both try-outs, students were required to run drills, dribble and run.   It was a hard process because out of all the students that participated in try-outs, only 15 boys and 15 girls could be chosen. "We want to have a season full of wins on the court and off. That process starts here", said Coach M.  Dr. Montanez, the director of the Turn2Us program, found it difficult to make the cuts and choose girls for the PS4 Lady Wolves.  "It's always so difficult to choose...there are so many girls who are really talented".

Derek Jeter's Turn2 Us Foundation sponsors the sports programs at PS4.  Turn 2 Us is a comprehensive wellness program.  The mission of program is to enable youth to internalize different methods which encourage healthy lifestyles through a variety of physical and psycho-educational awareness activities.  PS4 is thankful to Derek Jeter and his foundation for sponsoring our sports programs and helping students lead healthy lifestyles.  Click here for more information.

Congratulations to PS4's 2014-2015 basketball teams! Take a look at the photo collage below for some highlights from the try-out sessions!  You'll find the names of students who made each team on our sports bulletin board located in front of the main office.

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