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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.

The Return to R.A.I.S.E. Strategic Plan for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) middle school interscholastic athletics program outlines operations during the 2020–2021 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Return to R.A.I.S.E. Strategic Plan will continue to be updated and modified, per the most current information and health guidelines. The Second Semester Plan provides and overview of the timeline and key information regarding program operations. 

Middle School Athletics Registration 

All students participating in the MCPS middle school interscholastic athletics program, must complete the online registration process. Athletics registration for middle school athletics is done electronically through the link on the school's website. Fall registration for coed cross country, boys' and girls' softball, goes live on March 17, 2021 and will close on April 13, 2021. All secondary students are academically eligible for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

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 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:

Semester 2 - Virtual Season

The EOA Preseason Planning Tool and the Middle School Engagement of Activities Plan (EOA) have been updated for Semester 2. All coaches must submit the planning tool prior to the season, and the EOA at the end of the season. The Preseason Planning Tool and the Middle School Engagement of Activities Plan are available here

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