Athletics → Middle School Athletics
The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) middle school interscholastic athletics program is a planned extension of the physical education instructional and intramural programs for students in grades 7 and 8. Although the athletics program offers a higher level of competition, its’ primary purpose is to provide the opportunity for advanced skill development for all students with interests and/or talents in athletics.
The middle school interscholastic athletics program operates under the jurisdiction of the Montgomery County Public Middle School Principals Association. Ms. Kathy Green, Athletics Specialist in the Office of Teaching, Learning and Schools, is responsible for the administration of the program and development of schedules and standards.
Middle school schedules can be found here.
All students participating in the MCPS middle school interscholastic athletics program, must complete the athletics registration process by submitting a completed athletics registraton packet (english or spanish) to the local school athletic coordinator or complete the online athletics registration process. The online athletics registration for middle school athletics can be done electronically through the link on the school's website. Fall registration for coed cross country, boys' and girls' softball, goes live on July 12, 2021 and will close on September 8, 2021.
As part of the online registration process for MCPS athletics, students and parent/guardians must review key COVID-19 resources recommended by the Maryland State Department of Education, and complete a pledge form that acknowledges agreement to stated conditions of participation. The pledge form also includes acknowledgement of the symptom free requirements from the CDC for attendance at any in-person engagement. The resources that are required readings for MCPS middle athletics include:
What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others
Share facts about COVID-19
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children(MIS-C)
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions from the Maryland State Health Department
COVID-19 Awareness: Parent/Student-Athlete Participation Acknowledgement Statements
Waiver of Liability & Hold Harmless Release Related to COVID-19 for Participation in Interscholastic Athletics.
Return to Play Clearance Form COVID-19 Infection Medical Clearance - This form must be signed by a licensed health care provider before the student-athlete resumes full participation in athletics after testing positive for COVID-19.
Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest