Athletics → Parent/Student
Important information regarding athletic participation, health and safety, and eligibility is included in the following sources:
Update: Please review our COVID-19 webpage for more information on the current status of athletics in MCPS, and our R.A.I.S.E. Reimagined webpage for information on the ongoing virtual athletic season.
The following are tryout/first practice dates for all fall, winter, and spring sports. Please ensure online registration and paperwork are completed prior to the the dates listed below, to ensure students can begin participating the first day.
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.
Sportsmanship is a primary mission of the MCPS interscholastic athletics program. The program is outlined in greater detail on the Sportsmanship page. To encourage the highest level of sportsmanship, MCPS requests that:
Contests may be cancelled county-wide due to inclement weather conditions, or locally at a school due to adverse field/playing conditions. Local schools can provide necessary, updated information. Generally, when schools are cancelled, all athletic activities are cancelled. County–wide cancellation information can usually be found on the MCPS website, MCPS Channel 34, or local radio and television stations.