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On-line Registration for Athletics

On-line Registration 

Athletics registration is done electronically through the ParentVue Portal. Information regarding middle school athletics registration can be found here. Below are some helpful resources to assist parents/guardians with the on-line registration process and with securing a physical evaluation prior to in-person engagement.

  • 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

Parents/guardians must complete the online registration process for students participating in the MCPS interscholastic athletics program, prior to participating in practices or tryouts. As part of the online registration process for MCPS athletics, students and parents/guardians are required to review health and safety information, including materials on baseline testing, concussions, sudden cardiac arrest and key COVID-19 resources recommended by the Maryland State Department of Education.  Any questions about completing the online registration process should be directed to your local school Athletics Specialist or Athletic Coordinator. 

New - COVID-19 Waiver, Acknowledgements, Pledge Form & Resources - the pledge form includes acknowledgment of the symptom free requirements from the CDC for attendance at any gathering or event.
  • 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.
  • Middle School Parent/Guardian Permission Form - This form is for parents/guardians of middle school students who wish to participate in the middle school interscholastic athletics program. The form should be filled out and returned to the coach before students can participate.

Required Concussion, Baseline Testing, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Forms

Please refer to the Concussion, Baseline Testing, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Parent packet available in the Health and Safety Section.

Additional Forms for Students

Football Insurance Forms:

Athletic Waiver Process

High school students who receive a Change of School Assignment (COSA) out of their current feeder pattern must attend the new school for one calendar year before being eligible to participate in athletics. If exceptional circumstances exist, a parent/guardian may appeal the ineligibility rule by applying for an athletic waiver by writing to the compliance specialist for systemwide athletics, via email. Please note: Athletic waivers are not considered until the COSA has been approved. 

Exceptions to the rule

  • Middle school students who receive a COSA to a new secondary feeder pattern and wish to remain in that pattern when transitioning to high school also are required to reapply, but athletic ineligibility is automatically waived.
  • Students who are assigned to language immersion programs, and wish to remain in that pattern when transitioning to high school are not required to apply for a COSA, and athletic ineligibility is automatically waived.
  • Consortium students when transferring to another school within their consortium, do not need an athletic waiver.

The athletic waiver process

  • Email Ms. Anne Rossiter, Compliance Specialist, Systemwide Athletics, to request an athletic waiver. In the email:       
    • Include your child's complete name, student ID#, and school name.   
    • Explain the circumstances of the COSA, making sure to speak directly to why the change in schools. 
    • Please include a contact number in case there are additional questions.
    • Consider including the paperwork that was originally submitted during the application process for the COSA (optional). 
    • Attach a copy of the approved COSA. 
     
  • In order to expedite the waiver process, please include all of the requested information, and please be as complete and specific as possible. 
  • Once the email has been received, the schools involved will be contacted and a decision will be made in consultation with and approval from the director of systemwide athletics typically within a week to ten days. 
 

As a reminder, the waiver rule is in place to keep coaches from recruiting student-athletes and to keep student-athletes and their parents/guardians from selecting a school based on the school's athletic program.