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.
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
**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.
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
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)
For students and parents with eligibility questions:
877/262-1492 (toll free)
Additional NCAA information can be found at http://www.hcpss.org/athletics/ncaa-participation/
Allied Soccer-contact TBD
Cross Country-contact Coach Rogers, email@example.com
Field Hockey-contact Coach Maloney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheer-contact Coach Merritt, email@example.com
Football-contact Coach Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf-contact Coach Jacobs, email@example.com
Volleyball-contact Coach Ferrante, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Soccer-contact Coach Ranker, email@example.com
Boys Soccer-contact TBD
Boys Basketball-contact Coach Lally, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Basketball-contact Coach Taylor, email@example.com
Indoor Track-contact Coach Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrestling-contact Coach McIntyre, email@example.com
Winter Cheer-contact Coach Merritt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Lacrosse-contact Coach Cole, email@example.com
Girls Lacrosse-contact Coach Ranker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis-contact Coach Ferrante, Carole_Ferrante@hcpss.org
Softball-contact Coach Frisvold, email@example.com
Baseball-contact Coach Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Track-contact Coach Rogers, email@example.com
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.