The fundamental purpose of the Philadelphia Public League shall be to promote interscholastic athletics for students in schools of The School District of Philadelphia and participating Philadelphia charter schools, so that participants will enjoy the benefits of the physical fitness, teamwork and discipline that involvement in athletics can bring.  The Philadelphia Public League recognizes athletics as an extra-curricular activity and asserts that participation in athletics is a privilege, and not a right, for those student-athletes who take part in the variety of sports offered by the Philadelphia Public League.

The Philadelphia Public League dedicates itself to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of good sportsmanship, fair play and citizenship, so that students’ participation in interscholastic athletic programs enriches their educational experience.  The Philadelphia Public League also commits itself to a principle of equal access to its interscholastic programs for all students that takes into consideration factors that affect the ability of students to participate safely in sponsored athletic events.

The Philadelphia Public League shall also abide by, comply with and carry out the rules and regulations promulgated by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). For a complete breakdown on all PIAA Rules, Regulations, and Procedures, click HERE!!

PPL Sports Offered:

Fall Season Winter Season Spring Season
Cross Country Boys Basketball Badminton
Field Hockey Girls Basketball Baseball
Football Bowling Softball
Golf Swimming Boys Lacrosse
Boys Soccer Wrestling Girls Lacrosse
Girls Soccer Indoor Track Track & Field
Girls Tennis Competitive Spirit Boys Tennis
Girls Volleyball Boys Volleyball

See What Sports Your School Offers:

Philadelphia Public League Member School Breakdown

Numbers Required per Sport:

Minimum Participation Numbers