John Poole Middle School Athletics Information

Overview of MCPS Middle School Athletics

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) middle school interscholastic athletics program is a planned extension of the physical education instructional and intramural programs for students in Grades 7 and 8. Although the athletics program offers a higher level of competition, its primary purpose is to provide the opportunity for advanced skill development for all students with interests and/or talents in athletics.

The middle school interscholastic athletics program operates under the jurisdiction of the Montgomery County Public Middle School Principals Association. Ms. Kathy Green, Athletics Specialist in the Office of Teaching, Learning and Schools, is responsible for the administration of the program and development of schedules and standards.

Click here to access the MCPS M.S. Athletics Web Page which includes required resources for parent/guardians and student athletes to review

Overview of Timberwolf Athletics

We are excited to provide your student with the greatest education-based athletics season!   We R.A.I.S.E.

We will be following all Health and Safety Guidelines that are mandated by MCPS. 

Online registration is available via Parent Vue, Synergy.  Scroll below to the season you are registering for to find the dates of open registration.  All paperwork must be submitted online.  Remember that the Pre-Participation Physical is good for two calendar years. 

Academic Eligibility - A student must maintain a minimum 2.0 marking period grade average with no more than one failing grade in a marking period in order to participate in any athletic contests or to participate in or attend any practices during the marking period. 

Due to high numbers of participants many of our teams will have several days of tryouts before the team selection is made.  Once the team has been selected the coach will send out a personal email stating whether they made the team or not.  

Practices will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:50-4:20 p.m.

Games are also held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Start times are posted on the athletic schedules below.

The season will consist of five-six competitions against other middle schools within Montgomery County. 

Away Games:  The student-athletes will be dismissed early from 7th period and report to the locker room to change into their JPMS uniform and board the MCPS approved charter bus to take to their away competition.  Away competitions starting times are listed on the schedule below.   The bus will bring them back to JPMS.

Home Games: The student athletes will report directly to the locker room at the end of the school day and change into their JPMS uniforms. Then report to the designated meeting place for the team.  Home competitions starting times are listed on the schedule below.  

Any cancellations of practices/competitions will be made by 1:00 p.m. and will be posted in the myMCPS athletic classroom and an announcement will be made at JPMS.

JPMS Athletic Coordinator   

Mrs. Gerrie, JPMS Physical Education & Health Teacher



Spring Athletics Season 

March 8, 2022-May 12, 2022



Additional Information

Boys Soccer

Coach Gardiner

Coach Sparrow

Girls Soccer

Coach Willett

Soccer is a popular sport here at JPMS.  We will start the season on March 8 with try-outs that will last at least three days.  Since this draws in a lot of student athletes the try outs are competitive and the coaches often have to make cuts to their team. 


Important Information for 7th and 8th Grade Soccer Players

Soccer Registration is OPEN on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.  Registration is completed all online via Parent Vue in Synergy.

Be ready to submit a copy of:

  1. Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation for Athletics (SR-8)
  2. Vaccination Card or Medical Exemption or Religious Exemption (560-30A)  

(Vaccinated students must receive their second shot no later than February 22, 2022 in order to be cleared to try outs)

Registration closes on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please reach out to our Athletic Coordinator, Mrs. Kim Gerrie via email at

2021-22 Spring Athletic Schedule

Start Times:

Away - 3:30 p.m.     

Home (H) - 3:15 p.m.

Boys Soccer

  • 3/30 at Kingsview
  • 4/5 vs Lakelands Park (H)
  • 4/7 vs Ridgeview (H)
  • 4/20 at Lakelands Park 
  • 5/4 vs Clemente (H)

Girls Soccer

  • 3/30 vs Kingsview (H)
  • 4/5 at Lakelands Park
  • 4/7 at Ridgeview
  • 4/20 vs Lakelands Park (H)
  • 5/4 at Clemente


Winter Athletics Season 

December 7, 2021-February 17, 2022



Additional Information

Boys Basketball     

Coach Phillips

Girls Basketball

Coach Willett


Basketball is a popular sport here at JPMS.  We will start the season on Dec. 7 with try-outs that will last at least three days.  Since this draws in a lot of student athletes the try outs are competitive and the coaches often have to make cuts to their team. 

NEW Online Registration for Winter Athletics will open November 12 via ParentVue in Synergy 

If you registered your son/daughter for winter sports in the fall you must complete the new online registration process for the winter season.

Tips for online registration:. 

  1. Be prepared to submit The Pre-Participation Physical Examination  This paper must be completed by a doctor and on file with JPMS before the student athlete can try out for the team.The physical is good for two calendar years.  If your child played a fall sport with JPMS you do not need to submit another copy of the physical.  Also new for the 2021 school year is the COVID Questionnaire which needs to be turned in each season. The questionnaire is the last page of the physical packet.   Here is the link to the Pre-Participation Physical and COVID Questionnaire. 
  2. COVID Vaccinations-Be prepared to submit a copy of your child's vaccination card when completing the online registration. 
  3. If you are taking pictures of the forms and submitting, be sure the entire form is able to be read. 
  4. The online registration and documents must be received by Monday, November 29, 2021

Once registration is submitted you will receive an email from the Athletic Coordinator, Kim Gerrie.  This email will confirm/not confirm registration is completed and will give you a link to the myMCPS Athletic Classroom. Your student must accept the invite to the classroom.  This will be our main way of communication with the team and parents regarding practices, games etc. 

 2021-22 Winter Athletic Schedule

Start Times:

Away - 3:20 p.m.     

Home (H) - 3:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball

  • 1/26 at Kingsview
  • 2/2 vs Ridgeview (H)
  • 2/8 at Clemente
  • 2/10 vs Neelsville (H)
  • 2/15 at King
  • 2/17 vs Kingsview (H)

Girls Basketball

  • 1/26 vs Kingsview (H)
  • 2/2 at Ridgeview
  • 2/8 vs Clemente (H)
  • 2/10 at Neelsville
  • 2/15 vs King (H)
  • 2/17 at Kingsview


Fall Athletics Season

September 14, 2021-November 4, 2021



Additional Information

Co-Ed Cross Country

Coach Gemmell

Coach Yesnick

Boys Softball

Coach Sparrow

Girls Softball

Coach Davis