Athletics

Staff

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

The State Board of Education has approved December 7, 2020 as the start of Winter Sports Season

Here are the new start dates:
Winter Sports Tryouts – Starting December 7, 2020
Fall Sports Tryouts – Starting February 13, 2021
Spring Sports Tryouts – Starting April 17, 2021

 

Online Registration for Athletes (Winter Sports is now open, using Canvas Parent Portal)  Please see below for important information related to Pre-Season Winter Sports Conditioning.

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, 2020. 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 2020 physicals can be used for Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 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.

 

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 Rules of Conduct

At all Howard County athletic events, we strive to provide a pleasant and safe environment for all spectators and participants. We ask fans to refrain from:

  • Intimidating or harassing the players, coaches, officials, or fans
  • Using profanity
  • Throwing objects
  • Entering the playing area
  • Loitering in the hallways or on the grounds
  • Those who fail to abide by the Rules of Conduct will be asked to leave the contest, and could result in a trespass letter banning the spectator from future athletic events at the school.

Admission is a privilege to observe a contest, not a license to display insensitive or offensive behavior. Enjoy the event! Be a fan, not a fanatic!

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.