Important information regarding athletic participation, health and safety, and eligibility is included in the following sources:
Athletic Registration is done through the ParentVUE portal, more information regarding online registration can be found here (in English, en Español).
Student Information - This document includes the MCPS eligibility standards required for participation.
Health and Safety Information - This link directs parents/guardians to the Health and Safety section of the MCPS webpage. Parents/guardians and student-athletes are required to review this information prior to participation.
The following are tryout/first practice dates for high school fall, winter, and spring sports.
FALL: Wednesday, August 10th - Equipment may be obtained Tuesday, August 9th. Depending on the local school, tryouts/practices may start on August 10th, but must start by August 13th (refer to local school).
WINTER: Tuesday, November 15th
SPRING: Wednesday, March 1st
The first game is approximately three (3) weeks after the first practice.
MCPS Athletics is committed to enhancing participation to ensure all students feel welcome regardless of race, gender identity, culture, religion, or socioeconomic status. Schools implement a variety of outreach strategies to enhance participation, for additional information, please click here.
All MCPS athletic teams are required to conduct pre-season parent meetings. Important information is distributed, reviewed, and discussed at these meetings. Parents are urged to attend.
Ticket Prices/ Admissions
Information concerning the price of admission for contests, season passes, and playoffs can be found on the Tickets/Admission page.
Schools may cancel and reschedule contests for reasons relating to adverse weather or facility conditions. The local school will communicate cancellations via the school's athletics website and the local school's twitter handle. Generally, when schools are cancelled, all athletic activities are cancelled. Countywide cancellation information can usually be found on the MCPS website, @MCPSAthletics Twitter Handle, MCPS Channel 34, or local radio and television stations.