For high school, a full-time student earns academic eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities by maintaining a 2.0 grade-point average (GPA), calculated using credit or non-credit courses, with no more than one failing grade for the marking period which governs eligibility for that activity. FALL-based on 4th Quarter, WINTER-based on 1st Quarter, and SPRING-based on 2nd Quarter grades.
Do not use your Mobile Phone;
Login to your HCPSS Connect Portal (Parents & Guardian MUST use the parental login. Using your students log in info. will not allow you to register); Once logged in, go to the menu on the left and click the bottom option More Options (Family File, Reports Cards, etc.). If you have more than one student, make sure you have selected the student from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.)
Click on Athletic Registration on the right-hand side menu, select the correct season Fall/Winter/Spring;
Complete all the forms: Parent Authorization Form, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form, Concussion; please complete all additional documents…Do not skip or leave any boxes blank.
Upload the following forms: Physical Examination Form dated on/after April 1, 2023. Upload ALL pages of the Physical Examination Form. Older physicals will not be accepted.
Upload a RECENT Utility bill. Older Utility bills will not be accepted. Utility (BGE, Potomac Edison, Solar,...Water, Cable/Satellite are allowed) **NO Cell Phone Bills will be accepted**
**Reminder Physicals for Athletics are different from those used to register to attend school. The Athletic Physical includes a Clearance without restrictions by Medical Staff.
Please, make sure Physicals have all signatures (Parent/Guardian, Athlete, and Physician) before scanning and uploading. Fall 2023 physicals can be used for Winter 2024 and Spring 2024 seasons. Athletes will need a new physical for the next school year, dated no earlier than April 1st of the previous school year.
**Returning Athletes- If a Student-Athlete is returning from Fall to play Winter and/or Spring season and wants to use the fall physical, parent/guardians will need to click the checkbox (option to use physical on file dated...) and save. Otherwise, it’ll wait for a new one to be uploaded. Reminder, returning athletes will still need to complete permission information and upload a new utility bill.
1. Do we need to turn in all paperwork or complete online registration before an athlete is allowed to try out? Yes
2. How long are tryouts? Student-athletes are given three days from the scheduled start date for tryouts
3. When do practices begin after tryouts? Regular Practices begin immediately after rosters are finalized at the end of the tryout period.
4. How long is the Impact Test (Concussion Baseline) good for? The Impact test baseline is good for two years.
5. What is the roster size for _______? The coaching staff determines each team's roster.
6. How many courses do I need to be registered for my Senior year to be eligible to participate? HCPSS requires "One on campus" course
7. Why do we have to begin on a particular date (i.e., August 9 for Fall, November 15 for Winter, and March 1 for Spring)?
The MPSSAA establishes start dates for all sports in Maryland. A member MPSSAA school (including athletes) may not participate in a regularly scheduled game until at least 20 calendar days have elapsed after and including the first day of practice. Golf is the only exception. This is why we must begin on August 10th to have enough practice days (including the 3 Heat Acclimation days) before the 1st play date. Issues could arise if we don't allow enough time for proper Heat Acclimation and/or preparation of athletes.
8. Contacting The NCAA
Student athletic policy agreement form for new student athletes.
Agreement for families that acknowledge HCPSS may administer pre-concussion baseline testing and post-concussion testing after a sports-related injury.
Overview of concussion signs and symptoms that can occur in student athletes.
Physician forms for future student athletes to fill out prior to sport seasons.
Protocols for administration of student medication during school hours along with a medication administration history form for physicians.
Acknowledgement statement and guidelines for identifying and responding to a cardiac arrest scenario.