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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. Mr. Bryan Walker, Operations Coordinator, Department of Athletics, in the Office of School Support and Well-Beign, is responsible for the administration of the program and development of schedules and standards.

Middle School Schedules

Middle school schedules can be found here. Middle school students may only attend their local school's home athletic contests. Middle school students may only attend away contests if accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Middle School Athletics Registration

Registraton for middle school athletics will be conducted through the ParentVUE Portal. The ParentVUE online registration portal, available in English and Spanish, incorporates all required paper forms and documents into an internet-based platform that can be accessed using a secure ParentVUE Portal login. Parents/guardians are also able to scan and upload their student's physical, as part of the registraton process. 

  • Fall registration for coed cross country or boys' and girls' softball opens August 14, 2023, at 12:00 noon.
  • Winter registration for boys' or girls' basketball opens October 30, 2023, at 12:00 noon
  • Spring registration for boys' or girls' soccer opens January 29, 2024, at 12:00 noon

Participation Requirements

Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8)  so that the medical eligibility form (the last page) is ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal or for email submission to the local school athletic coordinator , prior to tryouts/practices. This form is valid for two years from the date of the exam and covers participation for all sports within that time period. This form must be completed and/or on file before a student-athlete can participate. 

Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Middle School Coaching Resources

 General Information for Middle School Coaches   

 Middle School New Coaches Checklist

 Health and Safety Expectations for Middle School Coaches   

 Middle School Health and Safety PowerPoint Presentation - This presentation includes additional information about Concussions, Heat, Hydration, MRSA, Performance Enhancing Substances, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Hazing, and Emergency Plans. 

 Middle School Cross Country Coaches' Resources

 Middle School Softball Coaches' Resources