Athletics

Staff

Josh Sullivan | Activities and Athletics Manager | Josh_Sullivan@hcpss.org

Registration for the fall season is underway. Please register and complete all of the required paperwork via HCPSS Connect. 
HCPSS CONNECT: www.hcpss.org/connect 
FAQ/Directions: FAQ/Directions 

 

Fall Sports Information

Eligibility Sports Season

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.

 

Season Start Dates

Fall Sports Tryouts – Starting August 11, 2021, DEADLINE to REGISTER is Tuesday August 10, 2021

Winter Sports Tryouts – Starting November 15, 2021, DEADLINE to REGISTER is Sunday November 14, 2021.

Spring Sports Tryouts – Starting March 1, 2022 DEADLINE to REGISTER is February 28, 2022

 

Online Registration for Athletes (Fall Sports opens Early June 2021, using Canvas Parent Portal) 

Please note-Do not use Cell Phones, Use Parent Portal, Allow Pop Ups, and Limit File Size (4MB) for all uploads.

Instructions for Sports Registration

  1. Go to  https://www.hcpss.org/connect/
  2. Do not use your Mobile Phone;
  3. 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.) 
  4. Click on Athletic Registration on the right hand side Menu, select the correct season Fall/Winter/Spring; 
  5. Complete all of the forms: Parent Authorization Form, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form, Concussion, please complete all additional documents…Do not skip or leave any boxes blank. 
  6. Upload the following forms: Physical Examination Form dated on/after April 1, 2021. Upload ALL pages of the Physical Examination Form.  Older physicals will not be accepted.
  7. 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 2021 physicals can be used for Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 season, Winter physicals can be used for Spring.  Athletes will need a new physical for 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.

Updated Physical Form link: 

https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/preparticipation-physical-evaluation-form.pdf

Updated Covid Information Form Link: 

https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/covid-info-signoff-form.pdf

Helpful How to Guide is available at  

http://www.hcpss.org/f/connect/hcpss-connect-guide-hs-athletic-registration.pdf

Athletic Registration Instructions powerpoint: 

https://ghs.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/Instructions%20for%20Sports%20Registration.pptx

 

Fall 2021 Tryout Information-1st Day of Tryouts begins Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Make sure all paperwork is complete or online submission complete.  Reminder practices begin after tryouts are completed.

NO WALKUPS ARE ALLOWED.  Contact your Coach, emails below

 

FAQ

1.  Do we need to turn in all paperwork or complete online registration before an athlete is allowed to tryout?  Yes

2.  How long are tryouts?  Student athletes are given 3 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 tryout period.

4.  How long is the Impact Test (Concussion Baseline) good for?  The Impact test baseline is good for 2 years.

5.  What is the roster size for _______ ?  Each team roster is determined by the coaching staff.

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 11 for Fall, November 15 for Winter, and March 1 for Spring)? 

The MPSSAA establishes start dates for all sports in MD  

A member MPSSAA school (includes 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 are required to begin on August 11th so we have enough days (including the 3 Heat Acclimation days) of practice before the 1st play date which happens to be Friday September 3, 2021.

Issues could arise if we don't allow enough time for proper Heat Acclimation and/or preparation of athletes.

8.  What is the link for the NCAA Eligibility Center? contact information? (For student athletes interested or planning to play in college)
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-center

For students and parents with eligibility questions:

877/262-1492 (toll free)

317/917-6222

Additional NCAA information can be found at  http://www.hcpss.org/athletics/ncaa-participation/
 

Athletic Teams, Contact Information

Fall

Allied Soccer-contact TBD

Cross Country-contact Coach Rogers, philip_rogers@hcpss.org

Field Hockey-contact Coach Maloney, megan_maloney@hcpss.org

Cheer-contact Coach Merritt, mrskimmerritt@gmail.com

Football-contact Coach Cole, bryan_cole@hcpss.org

Golf-contact Coach Jacobs, kyle_jacobs@hcpss.org

Volleyball-contact Coach Ferrante, carole_ferrante@hcpss.org

Girls Soccer-contact Coach Ranker, phillip_ranker@hcpss.org

Boys Soccer-contact TBD

Winter

Allied Bowling-TBD

Boys Basketball-contact Coach Lally, dan_lally@hcpss.org

Girls Basketball-contact Coach Taylor, triathlon32@yahoo.com

Indoor Track-contact Coach Rogers, philip_rogers@hcpss.org

Wrestling-contact Coach McIntyre, andrew_mcintyre@hcpss.org

Winter Cheer-contact Coach Merritt, mrskimmerritt@gmail.com

Spring

Boys Lacrosse-contact Coach Cole, bryan_cole@hcpss.org

Girls Lacrosse-contact Coach Ranker, phillip_ranker@hcpss.org

Tennis-contact Coach Ferrante, Carole_Ferrante@hcpss.org

Softball-contact Coach Frisvold, julie_frisvold@hcpss.org

Baseball-contact Coach Leader, adam_leader@hcpss.org

Outdoor Track-contact Coach Rogers, philip_rogers@hcpss.org

HCPSS Athletic Participation Resources

Athletic Participation Form

Student athletic policy agreement form for new student athletes.

Sports Concussion Testing Program and Release of Information

Agreement for families that acknowledge HCPSS may administer pre-concussion baseline testing and post-concussion testing after a sports-related injury.

HCPSS Athletics Concussion Information Sheet

Overview of concussion signs and symptoms that can occur in student athletes.

Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form

Physician forms for future student athletes to fill out prior to sport seasons.

Medication Procedure Information

Protocols for administration of student medication during school hours along with a medication administration history form for physicians.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information

Acknowledgement statement and guidelines for identifying and responding to a cardiac arrest scenario.