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MOntgomery County Public Schools Athletics

MCPS believes participation in interscholastic athletics supports the overall mission of the school district to ensure that every student will have the academic, creative problem solving, and social-emotional skills to be successful in college and career.  The MCPS philosophy of interscholastic athletics is founded in our vision, mission, purpose, and R.A.I.S.E. core values, which were established in July 2017.     

Vision

We promote academic achievement, athletic excellence, positive sportsmanship, and upstanding citizenship by providing the greatest education-based interscholastic athletics program.

Mission

Every student will attain the mental, moral, physical, and social-emotional skills to excel in the classroom, community, and the realm of competition.

Purpose

To provide an innovative education-based interscholastic athletics program that maximizes diverse participation through a commitment to equity and access.

Core Values (R.A.I.S.E.)

Respect & Sportsmanship

Academic Excellence

Integrity & Character

Spirited & Safe Competition

Equity & Access 

Athletics Safety Plan -

Please Tune into this Important Message from the Student-Athlete Leadership Council regarding the Winter Athletics Safety Plan.                                                   

Ensuring safe and spirited athletic and school events is a priority for MCPS. Promoting our R.A.I.S.E. core values and implementing additional supports will continue to be a focus to keep athletic events safe for all participants. Decisions about additional strategies will be made using an equity lens and prioritize safety, while encouraging the positive outcomes and engagement that athletic events bring to our schools and communities. An updated and enhanced version of the Athletics Safety Plan has been developed for the winter 2023-2024 season, and is available here.

Media Protocols for MCPS Regular Season Athletic Events

Media credentialing ensures a safe environment for members of the press covering MCPS athletic events and are essential for easy identification and knowing who may be in our athletic facilities. As such, new protocols governing media coverage of MCPS athletic events went into effect on April 1, 2023.

Who Needs to Present Athletic Event Media Credentials
All media, multimedia, journalists, reporters, bloggers, vloggers, social media channels, athletic promoters or individuals, or companies seeking access to an MCPS event for the purposes of recording, photography, videography, reporting, etc., must have applied for and received an official MCPS  Athletic Event Credential. Each individual must present (and wear) this badge and lanyard while working at an MCPS athletic event.

Notification of Intent to Cover an Event
Credentialed individuals must also inform high school athletics specialists of their intention to attend an event by email. Email contacts for local school athletics specialists can be found here.

Playoff Tickets 

Purchase Tickets Here

Dates & times that tickets will go on sale for the following events:

Monday, November 13 at 12 p.m.

  • MPSSAA Girls Volleyball State Semifinal Tickets for Tuesday (Nov. 14).

Tuesday, November 14 at 12 p.m.

  • MPSSAA Boys and Girls Soccer State Championship Tickets for Thursday - Saturday (Nov. 16-18)
  • MPSSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships for Saturday (Nov. 18)
  • MPSSAA Football State Quarterfinals (Nov.17-18).

Tuesday, November 21 at 12 p.m.

  • MPSSAA Football State Semifinals (Nov.24-25).
  • MPSSAA Football State Championships (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2)

NFHS Network

Parents/guardians, students, fans, and community members will have the ability to stream events live through the NFHS Network. Automated cameras have been installed in all main gymnasiums and stadiums. A monthly subscription fee of $10.99 is required to view live events. All MCPS events are free on the NFHS Network, 72 hours following each event.

Registration

Parent/guardians can register their student-athletes for the 2023-24 athletic seasons using ParentVue. High school registration opens at 12:00 noon on the following dates:

  • Fall - July 10, 2023
  • Winter - October 11, 2023
  • Spring - January 22, 2024

Information regarding middle school athletics registration can be found here. Below are some helpful resources to assist parents/guardians with the on-line registration process prior to the first day of tryouts:

  • Athletic Registration Video - A quick video for parents/guardians on how to register their students in athletics.
  • ParentVue Guide - A "Quick Guide to ParentVue for Athletics" in English for parents/guardians when registering their students for athletics.
  • ParentVue Guide - A "Quick Guide to ParentVue for Athletics" in Spanish for parents/guardians when registering their students for athletics.
  • ParentVue Guide - A "How to Guide" for parents/guardians for Getting Started with ParentVUE.pdf
  • Care for Kids - A health care program that provides access to health care services for uninsured children in Montgomery County.
  • Clinics for Sports Physicals - an annual list released by MCPS Athletics, pricing is subject to change