Athletics

For more detailed information regarding the RMHS Athletics Department, please go to www.RocketAthletics.org. This website includes important information about registering for sports each season, vaccination requirements, physical documents, etc. 

Athletic Director: Jon Freda
Email: Jonathan_J_Freda@mcpsmd.org
Twitter: @RMRocketsAD

Athletics Phone: (240) 740-6150 

Athletics Fax: (301) 279-8428

Assistant Athletic Directors:

Tavares Cooper, Tanya Lee, Chamy Wijeratne, Jamaal Schools 

Coach Information

Please email coaches for team specific questions regarding tryouts. Emails can be found at the following link: RHMS Coaching Staff

Information about Tryouts

Winter Sports offered are: Boys and Girls Varsity and JV Basketball, Indoor Track, Cheerleading, Poms, Varsity and JV Wrestling, as well as Swimming & Diving. November 15th is the first possible day of tryouts. All athletes must be registered online in ParentVue accounts and all athletes must have an updated or current MCPS health physical on file in order to participate. Physical can be uploaded at the time of registration or emailed separately to the AD after registration. 

MCPS Athletics Registration 

MCPS and Richard Montgomery High School are excited to announce that registration for Winter Sports opened on October 18th!  Below is information regarding the upcoming Winter Sports season, as well as the registration process. Additional information can be found on the MCPS Athletics website. (Note – tryouts for Winter sports will start on November 15th – more information can be found on individual team pages). Additional information, including a timeline of when parents and students should complete tasks prior to the start of winter sports, can be found here.

How to Register
Students must be registered by a parent through the MCPS ParentVue Portal. Students must be registered by November 14th in order to guarantee that their registration will be processed in time for the first day of tryouts.

Steps for Registering via ParentVue (DIRECTIONS AVAILABLE HERE).

  1. Login to MCPS ParentVue Portal
  2. Locate “Online Registration” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  3. You should then see prompts to enter information for the “2021-2022 HS Athletics Registration – Winter”.
    If you see something for “Annual Verification” or “Resume Annual Registration”, please click the “Start Over” button, logout and log back in, this should then allow you to access the Athletic Registration.
  4. The Athletics Registration screens will have you verify information in the system and then allow you to review and complete the Athletics Registration forms.
    If any of the information appearing on the “Family” or “Parent/Guardian” information screens is incorrect, please contact the School Registrar to have this corrected before completing your registration.

ParentVue Troubleshooting Information 
If a parent is having trouble logging into the MCPS ParentVue Portal:
(MCPS also has a guide to ParentVue for parents here).

  • If you have never activated your parent account:
    Parents were sent activation information at the beginning of the school year, which included an Activation Key. If you still have this information, use it to activate your parent account. If you do not have the activation information, you can call the RMHS Main Office at (240) 740-6100 during normal office hours.
  • Forgot your password?  Click on the Forgot Password link on the ParentVue Portal.
  • Forgot the email address you used to activate your account? Email MCPS Systemwide Athletics Compliance Specialist Anne Rossiter.  Be sure to include the student name, ID, and parent name in the email.
  • Wrong address notification or your child is not linked to your account? Contact Erin_M_Stamets@mcpsmd.org or call the RMHS Main Office (240) 740-6100.

Additional MCPS Resources for help with ParentVUE:

  • ParentVue Guide - A "Quick Guide to ParentVue for Athletics" for parents/guardians when registering their students for athletics.
  • ParentVue Guide - A "How to Guide" for parents/guardians for Getting Started with ParentVUE.pdf

Vaccination Requirement (New for Winter 2021-2022)
Vaccinations are one of the most effective strategies to protect each individual student-athlete and team, along with making sure the games go on. Beginning Monday, November 15, the start of the winter sports season, all high school and eligible middle school student-athletes will be required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to participation. This requirement applies to the winter and spring sports seasons, as well as all out-of-season activities conducted through MCPS Athletics. This requirement is supported by the COVID-19 Task Force for MCPS Athletics, which includes representation from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, along with multiple MCPS departments. This requirement also aligns with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Pre-Participation Physicals
Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last two pages of SR-8) is ready for online submission or for submission to the coach prior to tryouts/practices. Physicals are valid for one calendar year. A partial list of Clinics that offer Sports Physicals within the Montgomery County area is available online. Physicals can be uploaded by the parent during the registration process. However, if a parent needs to submit a physical after the student has already been registered, email an electronic copy of the completed pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) to MCPS Systemwide Athletics Compliance Specialist Anne Rossiter.

Please email coaches for team specific questions regarding tryouts. Emails can be found at the following link: RMHS Coaching Staff

Please visit the MCPS Athletics Main Page for updates regarding Athletics and Fall Registration: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/athletics/

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Athletic Forms:

All REQUIRED forms can be accessed and filled out on the MCPS Athletics page: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/athletics/parent/forms.aspx

Students must complete and submit the following forms prior to participating in practices or tryouts. 

  • New for Summer 2020 - Student-Parent Participation Information, Contract and Permission Form  (for High School) - This form should be used if student-athletes will participate in optional virtual conditioning, during phase 1 of return to play.
  • New for Summer 2020 -  Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form (MCPS Form SR-8 with new MPSSAA COVID-19 supplemental questions) - The Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form is valid for one year (for high school athletes) and two years (for middle school athletes) from the date of the exam, and covers participation for all sports within that time period. Students submit only the last page to the school/coach (Clearance Form). Schools keep the forms on file.  A partial list of Clinics that offer Sports Physicals within the Montgomery County area is available online.
  • Medical Card for Athletes (MCPS Form 560-30) -This form must be submitted for each sport in which the student wishes to participate.
  • Student-Parent Participation Contract and Parent Permission Form (for High School) - The form includes information that student-athletes and parents are required to review, including reference to the Health/Safety section of the MCPS Athletics website. This form must be submitted for each sport in which the student wishes to participate.

Academic Eligibility - (PDF )

Academic Eligibility - 2.0 GPA or higher, with only one "E" (incoming freshman have no minimum GPA required for participation)
 

Transportation Permission Form - (PDF )  

Transportation Permission Form must be completed (bring to try-outs)

Consent Form ImPact Baseline Concussion Testing - All student-athletes must undergo baseline testing at least once every two years. This form is required for taking a baseline test.

MSDE Concussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Parent/Student-Athlete Acknowledgement Statement -  This form indicates that the parent and student-athlete have received information regarding concussions and sudden cardiac arrest.

MSDE Pre-participation Head Injury/Concussion Reporting Form for Extracurricular Activities - This form indicates whether the student has previously suffered a concussion.