Athletics → Parent/Student
Important information regarding athletic participation, health and safety, and eligibility is included in the following sources:
The following are tryout/first practice dates for high school fall, winter, and spring sports.
The first game is approximately three (3) weeks after the first practice.
Trying to plan ahead? The MPSSAA website provides a Projected Fall Start & Tournament Dates calendar that includes practice start dates through 2026.
All MCPS athletic teams are required to conduct pre-season parent meetings. Important information is distributed, reviewed, and discussed at these meetings. Parents are urged to attend.
Information concerning the price of admission for contests, season passes, and playoffs can be found on the Tickets/Admission page.
Information concerning Sportsmanship can be found on the Sportsmanship page.
Schools may cancel and reschedule contests for reasons relating to adverse weather or facility conditions. The local school will communicate cancellations via the school's athletics website and the local school's twitter handle. Generally, when schools are cancelled, all athletic activities are cancelled. Countywide cancellation information can usually be found on the MCPS website, @MCPSAthletics Twitter Handle, MCPS Channel 34, or local radio and television stations.