Fall season tryouts begin August 14 2019, Winter season November 15, and Spring Season March 1. All seasons have challenges with summer vacation, winter break, and spring break.
Only those student-athletes who have registered and have a valid physical clearance form prior to the first day of tryouts on the MCPS parent portal will be eligible for tryouts. Student-athletes must register for each season they participate in athletics. A physical exam clearance form is required annually and is good for one calendar year from the date of the exam.
Offering tryouts outside the scheduled dates is not a fair method to be used for team selection as we would have to offer this to all athletes in all sports and this would just not be possible. The tryout policy is the same for all sports- you must be present for tryouts and available for practices, scrimmages, and games immediately after going forward for the entirety of the season.
The athletic department and coaching staff reserved the right to examine student-athlete participation on a case by case basis for circumstances beyond the athletes control (family move, death in the family, etc…)