Welcome to Pioneer Athletics
At Pioneer Academy, we believe participation in athletic programs plays a crucial role in the overall growth of our students. In keeping with the School's mission, Pioneer Athletics emphasizes the value of each individual and respect for others. We run an inclusive and varied program to suit all abilities and interests, helping students discover the sports that suit them and develop an enduring commitment to an active lifestyle.
Pioneer Academy requires all students to participate in the athletic program at a level consistent with their ability and all athletics practices and games are considered school obligations.
Our attentive program strives to achieve multiple goals, teaching students how to work well with one another, test themselves both mentally and physically, and practice good sportsmanship.
We have always valued the personal growth that athletics provides on and off the field. In a culture of supportive and nurturing instruction, students of all levels of experience are taught to be leaders, compete as proud ambassadors of Pioneer, and experience the life lessons of being on a team. Whether you are trying out new sports or honing your skills in an existing passion, the bottom line is you will build deep and lasting connections with your peers. In the fall term, all new students are required to be involved in a Team Sport.
Although efforts will be made to assist each student in meeting their athletic requirement, there may be times when exceptions are necessary due to limited space or full rosters. Exceptions are made at the discretion of the Athletic Director in direct consultation with the student’s advisor. Additionally, Pioneer Academy encourages students in their physical development through involvement in positive interscholastic competition. At Pioneer Academy, our athletic programs encourage students to develop healthy exercise habits, increase self-esteem, and stress the importance of sportsmanship while enjoying the challenges of competition.
Message from the Athletics Director
The Pioneer Academy Health and Physical Education Department is based on the premise that physical activity and participation are important for all students, regardless of their level of athletic skill or ability. Throughout various activities, students in our program will learn how to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Our Health Education curriculum focuses on six parts of wellness. Physical, Emotional, Social, Environmental, Intellectual, and Spiritual.
Creating a culture that allows students to grow outside of the classroom is essential to personal growth. Here at Pioneer, we offer students this opportunity in a safe, competitive, and fun environment.
PS2 is our one stop shop for a complete training experience. We, as Pioneer Academy, enjoy the quality of indoor basketball court and soccer field that PS2 offers us. We get high-level training, both individual and in group settings, as well as highly competitive club teams where we put that training into action.PS2 provides 36,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility, located in Wayne, NJ, has everything you need to maximize your training time.Learn More
Pioneer Academy has constructed a new Turf Field in 2022 summer in order to enhance Soccer Program and other field related sports. The new turf field helps all students to thrive in their athletics passion.
One of the great understated features about turf fields is the cushioned support that turf fields offer over traditional grass fields. Some studies have shown that turf fields actually help soften the impact resulting in fewer injuries for athletes.
Outdoor Basketball & Voleyball
Our outdoor courts are constructed from high-impact polypropylene based perforated tiles.
These court tiles have been formulated to withstand the harshest of environments, which is evident with these tiles being UV-stable and slip-resistant when wet.
Our perforated outdoor tile courts help facilitate water drainage, giving players a safer surface than plain concrete.
Students work out for many reasons: weight control, muscle building, health, stress relief and plain old vanity. Our fitness center provides a wide variety of exercise equipment for students to use.
From free weights to resistance training machines to cardio machines to core stability equipment, students can exercise in lots of different ways because there are so many options available which provides a safe and comfortable workout environment.
As Pioneer Academy, we prioritize the construction of new state-of-art gymnasium aligned with our strategic plan in order to support a sound athletic program.
The project is under planning review. The goal is to make the indoor gym ready by 2023-2024 academic year.
Our Varsity Basketball Team, have a team of 16 student athletes and coaches. With the schedule 95% completed, we look forward to the community and school support in 2022-23 school year.
We announced the formation of our Boys Varsity Soccer program in Fall of 2021. With the great success of our basketball program, we are now focusing on doing the same for soccer. Our Coach Dave Vivino of PASCO Soccer Club is leading the efforts to build the program.