North Broward Prep Athletics Joins Palm League
North Broward Prep will officially compete in the inaugural Palm League during the 2019-2020 academic year. The Palm League is comprised of seven independent and private schools from Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties that are current members of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). These schools include The Benjamin School, Oxbridge Academy, Pine Crest School, Miami Country Day, Gulliver, Saint Andrew’s School and North Broward Prep.
North Broward Prep’s athletic director Mike Ostrowski stated, “We are very excited be part of the Palm League. Competing against schools that have similar academic standards aligns with the overall mission of North Broward Prep. We feel that becoming a part of this league will enhance the overall experience for our NBP student-athletes while still competing as a member of the FHSAA.”
The member schools believe the benefits of athletics participation provide significant value to the overall educational experience. Athletics can and should promote life skills including fair play, respect, preparation, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, and sportsmanship. Within an atmosphere of integrity and mutual trust, the member schools pledge their commitment to the purpose and mission of the Palm League and the FHSAA.
For the inaugural year, league champions will be determined by teams playing one seeded game prior to the end of the regular season based upon head-to-head league play (i.e. 1v2, 3v4, 5v6). Individual sports such as swimming, golf, cross-country, and track and field will compete in a tournament or meet format to determine a league champion.