Athletics

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Allison Hammond | Athletic Trainer | alliogle22921@gmail.com | 301-988-2256
Earin Saunders | Athletics and Activities Manager | earin_saunders@hcpss.org | 410-313-6973

Athletics News

Information about free sports physicals for the 22/23 sports season.
Registration now available on HCPSS Connect
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Sports Teams

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Athletic News 2021-2022

Eligibility Sports Season

For high school, a full-time student earns academic eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities by maintaining a 2.0 grade-point average (GPA), calculated using credit or non-credit courses, with no more than one failing grade for the marking period which governs eligibility for that activity.

WINTER-based on 1st Quarter, and SPRING-based on 2nd Quarter grades.

Update-Athletics Participation

In an effort to ensure the safety and health of students while participating in school-sponsored winter athletics practices and competitions, HCPSS will require all student-athletes in grades 9–12 to provide proof of vaccination or undergo weekly testing in order to participate. This requirement will begin with the start of winter athletics practices during the 2021–2022 school year.

Parents/guardians may provide proof of vaccination by one of the following ways:

-Upload proof of vaccination documentation through HCPSS Connect
-Email proof of vaccination documentation to the Athletics and Activities Manager (AAM) at their child’s school
-Drop off a paper copy of proof of vaccination to the AAM at their child’s school

Proof of vaccination documentation may consist of a scan or image of the vaccine card that was provided by the health organization that administered the vaccine, or documentation received from ImmuNet - the State’s immunization information system.

 

 

Season Start Dates

Fall Sports Tryouts – Starting August 11, 2021, DEADLINE to REGISTER is Tuesday August 10, 2021

Winter Sports Tryouts – Starting November 15, 2021, DEADLINE to REGISTER is Sunday November 14, 2021.

Spring Sports Tryouts – Starting March 1, 2022 DEADLINE to REGISTER is February 28, 2022 (Registration Opens February 1,2022)

Online Registration for Athletes (Winter Sports is now OPEN using Canvas Parent Portal). 
Parents/guardians can complete required forms, download physicals and proof of residency, and more as part of the online registration process.
Please note-Do not use Cell Phones, Use Parent Portal, Allow Pop Ups, and Limit File Size (4MB) for all uploads.

 

Instructions for Sports Registration

Go to https://www.hcpss.org/connect/


**Do not use your Mobile Phone to Register for Sports**


Login to your HCPSS Connect Portal (Parents & Guardian MUST use the parental login.  Using your students log in info. will not allow you to register); Once logged in, go to the menu on the left and click the bottom option More Options (Family File, Reports Cards, etc.).  ​If you have more than one student make sure you have selected the student from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.)

 
Click on Athletic Registration on the right-hand side Menu, select the correct season Fall/Winter/Spring

 
Complete all of the forms: Parent Authorization Form, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form, Concussion, please complete all additional documents…Do not skip or leave any boxes blank. 


Upload the following forms: 

-Upload ALL pages of the Physical Examination Form. The Physical Examination form must be dated within 12 months of the first day of tryouts for that sport. (Dated after March 1,2021). Older physicals will not be accepted.

Please, make sure Physicals have all signatures (Parent/Guardian, Athlete, and Physician) before scanning and uploading.  Fall 2021 physicals can be used for Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 season, Winter physicals can be used for Spring.  Athletes will need a new physical for next school year, dated after April 1st of the previous school year.

**Reminder Physicals for Athletics are different from those used to register to attend school.  The Athletic Physical must include a statement that the athlete is cleared for athletic participation without restriction.**

 
-Upload a RECENT Utility bill.  Utility Bill must be within the last three months or the start of the season. Older Utility bills will not be accepted.  Utility (BGE, Potomac Edison, Solar, Water, Cable/Satellite are allowed)  **No Cell Phone Bills will be accepted** 

 

 

**Returning Athletes-If a Student Athlete is returning from Fall to play Winter and/or Spring season and wants to use the fall physical, parent/guardians will need to click the checkbox (option to use physical on file dated...) and save.  Otherwise, it’ll wait for a new one to be uploaded.  Reminder, returning athletes will still need to complete parent permission information and upload a new utility bill.

Updated Physical Form link: https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/preparticipation-physical-evaluation-form.pdf

Updated Covid Information Form Link: https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/covid-info-signoff-form.pdf

Link for Covid Testing Registration: https://schools.coquihealth.com/registration/b14bc558-d129-4d1e-9610-2220fcc8e94a

Helpful How to Guide is available at  http://www.hcpss.org/f/connect/hcpss-connect-guide-hs-athletic-registration.pdf

 

Spring 2022 Tryout Information-1st Day of Tryouts begins Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Allied Softball- Kelly Broyles - Kelly_Broyles@hcpss.org

Baseball- Steven Fredrick - steve_fredrick@hcpss.org

Boys Lacrosse- Anthony Bell - anthony_bell@hcpss.org

Girls Lacrosse- Michael Rhodovi - michael_rhodovi@hcpss.org 

Outdoor Track- Chantal Ridlon - jansen_mcmillan@hcpss.org

Softball- Kristina M. Dronenburg - kristina_dronenburg@hcpss.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Do we need to turn in all paperwork or complete online registration before an athlete is allowed to tryout?  Yes

2.  How long are tryouts?  Student athletes are given 3 days from the scheduled start date for tryouts

3.  When do practices begin after tryouts?  Regular practices begin immediately after rosters are finalized at the end of tryout period.

4.  How long is the Impact Test (Concussion Baseline) good for?  The Impact test baseline is good for 2 years.

5.  What is the roster size for _______ team ?  Each team roster is determined by the coaching staff.

6.  How many courses do I need to be registered for my Senior year to be eligible to participate? HCPSS requires "One on campus" course

7.  Why do we have to begin on a particular date (i.e., August 11 for Fall, November 15 for Winter, and March 1 for Spring)? The MPSSAA establishes start dates for all sports in Maryland 

8.  What is the link for the NCAA Eligibility Center? contact information? (For student athletes interested or planning to play in college) https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ 



For students and parents with eligibility questions:
877-262-1492 (toll free)
317-917-6222

Additional NCAA information can be found at  http://www.hcpss.org/athletics/ncaa-participation/

Athletic Rules of Conduct

At all Howard County athletic events, we strive to provide a pleasant and safe environment for all spectators and participants. We ask fans to refrain from:

  • Intimidating or harassing the players, coaches, officials, or fans
  • Using profanity
  • Throwing objects
  • Entering the playing area
  • Loitering in the hallways or on the grounds
  • Those who fail to abide by the Rules of Conduct will be asked to leave the contest, and could result in a trespass letter banning the spectator from future athletic events at the school.

Admission is a privilege to observe a contest, not a license to display insensitive or offensive behavior. Enjoy the event! Be a fan, not a fanatic!

HCPSS Athletic Participation Resources

Athletic Participation Form

Student athletic policy agreement form for new student athletes.

Sports Concussion Testing Program and Release of Information

Agreement for families that acknowledge HCPSS may administer pre-concussion baseline testing and post-concussion testing after a sports-related injury.

HCPSS Athletics Concussion Information Sheet

Overview of concussion signs and symptoms that can occur in student athletes.

Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form

Physician forms for future student athletes to fill out prior to sport seasons.

COVID-19 AwarenessParent/Student-AthleteParticipationAcknowledgement Statements

Medication Procedure Information

Protocols for administration of student medication during school hours along with a medication administration history form for physicians.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information

Acknowledgement statement and guidelines for identifying and responding to a cardiac arrest scenario.