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General Information for Coaches

Coaching Information Packet

Following is general information for MCPS Coaches regarding program implementation. Coaches are responsible for reviewing and being knowledgeable on the following items:

Coach Resources and Responsibilities 

Middle and high school coaches are responsible for adhering to and implementing information included in the following resources:

  • Sport-specific MCPS procedures described in the Standards section of the MCPS High School or Middle School Athletics Handbook.
  • General MCPS rules and procedures described in the MCPS High School or Middle School Athletics Handbook and on the MCPS Athletics web page
  • National rules and procedures described in the appropriate NFHS rule book for a particular sport.

High school coaches are also accountable for adhering to and implementing information included in the following resources:

Varsity coaches are responsible for the entire program and must communicate countywide expectations to all team personnel, including junior varsity and assistant coaches, volunteer coaches, and players.

The coaching eligibility and restrictions section of the ECA handbook provides additional information on hiring coaches.