Athletics

Damascus High School - Athletics

 

Athletic Director: Joe Doody (301)253-7050 or email : Joseph_J_Doody@mcpsmd.org  

 

2014-2015 Concussion Packet for Parents - Testing on 8/12 - Contact Joe Doody 

         

  2014-15 DHS Coaches and Contact Info 

 

Field Hockey Pre-season Packet 

 

Fall Sports Try-Outs - 2014

 

Cheerleading, Varsity          August 13                4:00 p.m              DHS Track 

 

Cheerleading, JV                 August 13                4:00 p.m.             DHS Track 

 

Cross Country                      August 16                9:00 a.m.             DHS Track 

 

Field Hockey                        August 13                8:00 a.m.             DHS Field Hockey  Field 

 

Football, JV/Varsity              August 13                7:00 a.m.             DHS Stadium 

 

Golf                                      August 18               10:00 a.m.            DHS Room 225

 

Poms                                    August 13               9:00 a.m.             DHS Track 

 

Boys Soccer                        August 13               8:30 a.m.            Woodfield Elementary  

 

Girls Soccer                         August 13               7:00 a.m.            Baker Elementary                 

 

Girls Tennis                          August 13                 5:00 p.m.            DHS Tennis Courts               

 

Girls Volleyball                     August 13                 7:15 a.m              DHS Gym

 

  

 

Baseline Concussion Testing for Athletes: 

 

Each year, U.S. emergency departments (EDs) treat an estimated 173,285 sports and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions, among children and adolescents, from birth to 19 years. In order to help improve concussion diagnoses and treatment in sports, all Montgomery County public high schools are implementing baseline testing for athletes for the 2013/2014 school year. Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland has been selected to provide this testing in 13 Montgomery County High Schools, including Damascus High School. 

 

Baseline testing is a pre-season exam conducted by trained professionals to assess an athlete's cognitive functions including learning and memory skills, ability to concentrate and problem solving skills. In the event that the athlete suffers a concussion, the results from these tests can be used in comparison with similar post-injury tests. Scheduling of baseline testing is handled through the school’s athletic department. 

 

To schedule your baseline testing, please contact the Damascus High School Athletic Director, Joe Doody at 301-253-7050. 

 

If you or your child experiences a head injury, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland offers a weekly concussion clinic for adolescents and adults, ages 14 and older. To schedule an appointment in Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital’s concussion program, call 240-864-6299.  

 

See informational flyers here:

 

Baseline Concussion (English) 

Baseline Concussion (Spanish) 

 

Concussion Parent Packet   (including consent form)

 


Athletics Forms you must have completed in order to
tryout/practice: 

 

1. The "Parent-Student Permission/Drug & Alcohol/Residency Athletic Participation Form"  - Parent-Student Permission/Drug & Alcohol/Residency Athletic Participation Form  A copy of the "Parent-Student Permission/Drug & Alcohol/Residency Athletic Participation Form" needs to be turned in at tryouts for each sport each season. You will want to make 3 copies of this form, so that if you child decides to play more than 1 season, you will have it for the next team they will try out for.

 

2. The "MCPS Medical Card" - MCPS Medical Card   A copy of the Medical Card  needs to be turned in at tryouts for each sport each season.  You will want to make 3 copies of this form, so that if you child decides to play more than 1 season, you will have it for the next team they will try out for.

 

3. The "Physical Evaluation Form (Physical Form)" - Athletics Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Please make copies to keep at home.  A copy of the Health Inventory needs to be turned in at tryouts for each sport each season.  You will want to make 3 copies of this form, so that if you child decides to play more than 1 season, you will have it for the next team they will try out for.

 If you intend to use your own heathcare provider to obtain the health inventory, we strongly encourage you to do so in the months of June and July.  You will want to schedule it as soon as possible, we have had several athletes who were unable to try out because they did not get an appointment with their doctor in time to get the forms filled out.  Some providers will only perform 1 physical every 366 days, so if you have your physical done on August 14th, you may find that the next year, you cannot schedule a physical until after tryouts start (therefore missing tryouts).  Please complete your Health Inventory during the months of June and July. 

 

 4.  (If necessary) The "Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication" if your child may need to take medicine at school/practice/contest - Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication A copy of the "Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication"needs to be turned in at tryouts for each sport each season.  You will want to make 3 copies of this form, so that if you child decides to play more than 1 season, you will have it for the next team they will try out for. 

 

5.   You must have paid the "Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) fee" - send in form and check or pay online. -ECA Form  or Pay ECA fee online This is only paid once a year, before an athlete begins the first season of the school year.

 

6. Transportation Form- If your child's team will be traveling by car to practice or contests, you need to fill out this form and return it to the coach.  Car Transportation Form Check with the coach to see if you need to fill out this form.

 


NCAA Division 1 Eligibility Standards- NCAA Division 1 Standards 

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. 

 


 

 Letterman/Letterwomen's jackets.  

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:

 

Athletic House

18952 Bonanza Way

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

301-355-4740

www.athletichouseonline.com 

 

 

Underwater Wear

26218 Ridge Rd.

Damascus, MD 20872

(301)-414-0347

www.underwaterwear.com 

 

 

Middletown Sportsland Inc

108 West Main St. 

Middletown, MD 21769

www.middletownsportsland.net 

 


Click here to obtain Schedules for all MCPS games/contests for all Sports 


 Fall Sports 



Winter Sports

  • 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   
  • Cheerleading 
  • Poms 

 


Spring Sports

  

 
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