HHMS Athletics Program

2023-2024 School Year

The middle school interscholastic athletics program is available for students in seventh, and eighth grade and consists of three sport seasons, including fall (cross country and softball), winter (basketball), and spring (soccer). All students participating in the fall season, as part of the MCPS interscholastic athletics program, must complete the online registration process.  Announcements will be made in school when registration opens for each season. Students and parents/guardians who have difficulty with registration should contact the Athletic Coordinator Laura Hamilton  Laura_M_Hamilton@mcpsmd.org.

Registration for the upcoming middle school athletics 2023-24 spring season (boys’ and girls’ soccer) will be submitted through the ParentVue Portal, opening at noon on January 29, 2024. Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last page of SR-8) is ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal, 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. Winter sports tryouts/practices begin March 5, 2024.


The Pre-Participation Physical for Athletics is a form that needs to be completed by a doctor in order to participate in tryouts and is completely different from immunization records that are given to the school health room. This form is good for two years. Each student needs to have a copy of this uploaded in the online registration before tryouts. Paper copies will not be accepted. This form is also linked in the online registration form and should be uploaded there. Please have the physical done and ready to upload BEFORE you register. PAPER COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

Middle school interscholastic sports is more competitive than participatory. This means that there are tryouts based on skill in order to be selected for that team. The tryouts start on the date listed below . It is not a meeting. Students need to be prepared to physically participate on that date. Tryouts typically last 3 days and students must attend every day of tryouts. 
Equipment needed for tryouts: 

Softball: glove and cleats

Basketball: athletic shoes/shorts/t-shirt

Soccer: cleats, own ball is optional 


All practices are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:10 - 4:10. The ONLY exception is boys’ and girls’ basketball which will rotate on a weekly basis from 3:10 - 4:10 and 4:10 - 5:10 due to only having one gym. Activity buses are available starting early October. For the fall season, students will need transportation to and from practices for the beginning of the season. 


Fall:        Sept. 12 - Nov. 9    Tryouts start on Sept. 12 at 3 PM  (meet in the gym)

Winter:   Dec. 5 - Feb. 15    Tryouts start on Dec. 5 at 3 pm for Boys and 4 pm for Girls. 

Spring:   March 5 - May 16   Tryouts start on March 5 at 3 PM  (meet in gym)


All games for all seasons can be found here:  Middle School Athletics Schedule.

HHMS Intramurals Program

The middle school intramural program is an extension of the physical education instructional program, including the development of movement skills, health-related fitness, and personal and social responsibility. It is conducted before and/or after school among students at Hoover school.  It is open to all students. 

Intramurals Coordinator: Ms. Lauren Zucconi

The weightlifting intramural will start on Tuesday 11/7 and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:45.

Intramural Permission Slip Form