DAMASCUS HIGH SCHOOL
Winter: Meet the Coaches Powerpoint
Click Here to view the presentation from the Winter Meet the Coaches Meeting.
Online Registration for Winter Sports!
The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Athletics program is excited to announce the launch of the online registration program for the upcoming winter sports season through the myMCPS Parent Portal. The portal will officially open on Monday, October 16, 2017 (at 6:00 a.m.) and will feature registration for all high school interscholastic athletic teams. The myMCPS Parent Portal (here) is a secure, user-friendly online registration platform designed to provide a convenient registration process for our students and parents/guardians. Additionally, the portal will help MCPS Athletics become more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.
Information for Registration
To begin, in order to register and access online registration, parents/guardians must confirm their login information to the myMCPS Parent Portal. myMCPS login information was mailed home for all students. Parents/guardians who need login information for the portal should contact the school. Parents/guardians can find support materials for using the myMCPS Parent Portal at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mymcps-classroom/. During registration, parents/guardians will need to verify information about the student-athlete’s medical providers, health insurance, health history, immunizations, physical exams and medications. MCPS Form SR-8 (here), Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation for Athletics must be completed prior to student participation in tryouts and practices. Other languages available here. Parent/guardians can provide a hard copy to the athletic director. Registration for winter sports should be completed by November 13, 2017. The first day of tryouts/practices for winter sports is November 15, 2017.
Step 1: Open the Athletic Registration Application from the myMCPS Parent Portal
- Chrome is the recommended internet browser The athletics registration platform is not yet fully user friendly with a cell phone
Step 2: Review the instructions for completing Athletic Registration forms
- Step-by-step directions with screen shots for completing the forms are here.
- Condensed version without screen shots here
Step 3: Complete the Athletic Registration Forms
- Contact the student’s school to update demographic information in student-athletes record if incorrect information is displayed. Wrestling has an additional form for parent/guardians to complete during registration
Step 4: Review and Submit Athletic Registration Forms
- Parent/guardians should print or save a Submission Confirmation page for their records
- Student-athletes should submit a hard copy of the Physical Clearance Form to their respective coach or athletic director, if the form was not uploaded electronically during the online registration process.
Thank you in advance for your support as we transition the registration process for MCPS Athletics to the myMCPS Portal. We look forward to another exciting season of MCPS Athletics!
Athletic Director: Joe Doody 240-207-2388 or email : Joseph_J_Doody@mcpsmd.org
All students who wish to participate in a sport are required to have an annual physical exam. The extracurricular activity fee has been eliminated for the 2017-2018 school year. Physical exam forms are available here on the MCPS website, the athletic director’s office, or in the main office. In addition, students who have financial obligations will not be permitted to participate in extracurricular activities until these obligations are paid.
The start of the practice schedule is as follows:
Cheerleading, Varsity August 9 3:30 p.m. Main Gym
Cheerleading, JV August 9 3:30 p.m. Main Gym
Cross Country August 14 8:00 a.m. DHS Track
Field Hockey August 9 9:00 a.m. DHS Field Hockey Field
Football, JV/Varsity August 9 7:00 a.m. Boys Locker Room
Golf August 14 9:30 a.m. Rattlewood Golf Course
Poms August 9 9:00 a.m. DHS Dance Studio
Boys Soccer – Junior/Sr August 9 9:00 a.m. Clearspring ES
Boys Soccer – Fresh/Soph August 14 9:00 a.m. Clearspring ES
Girls Soccer August 9 7:00 a.m. Baker MS
Girls Tennis August 14 9:30 a.m. DHS Tennis Courts
Girls Volleyball August 9 7:15 a.m. Gym Lobby
Coach contact list here
Baseline Concussion Testing for Athletes:
Montgomery County Public Schools implemented Baseline Concussion testing for all athletes during the 2013-14 School Year. Athletes need to have this test done every two years while they are attending a MCPS high school. The test is a pre-season exam conducted in the computer labs in the school that takes approximately 30 - 40 minutes to complete. Areas such as learning and memory skills, ability to concentrate and problem solving skills are tested. In the event that the athlete suffers a concussion, the results from these tests can be used in comparison with similar post-injury tests.
To schedule your baseline test, email the athletic director, Joe Doody at Joseph_J_Doody@mcpsmd.org
See informational flyers here:
Baseline Concussion (English)
Baseline Concussion (Spanish)
Parent Packet - Concussion Baseline Testing
Athletics Forms you must have completed in order to
1. Parent-Student Permission/Drug & Alcohol/Residency Athletic Participation Form
2. MCPS Medical Card
3. Athletics Preparticipation Physical Evaluation ***
4. Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication
5. ECA Form or Pay ECA fee online
6. Car Transportation Form
***Suggested (but not required) for parents to keep 3 copies of this if your student is going to play multiple sports
If you are interested in playing sports in college, find more information at http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/academics/index.html
Would you like to get involved in supporting our Athletic program, the visit our Booster's Club website for more information. Please consider joining the Booster's Club, the Athletic Department depends upon you for support.
Students will receive their "letters" from their coach/sponsor. Students may order a letterman/letterwoman's jacket from any vendor they choose. Some local options for ordering your jacket are:
18952 Bonanza Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Middletown Sportsland Inc
108 West Main St.
Middletown, MD 21769
- Men's JV Basketball
- Men's Varsity Basketball
- Indoor Track
- Women's JV Basketball
- Women's Varsity Basketball
- JV Wrestling
- Varsity Wrestling
- Swimming and Diving