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WJ Sports Tryouts – General Information

Tryouts for sports are held by season. Fall sports tryouts generally begin the 2nd week of August so families should plan summer vacations accordingly. For all sports, attendance at tryouts is mandatory to participation

The 2017-2018 Fall tryouts
WILL begin on August 9th for Football, Boy & Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis and Girls Volleyball
WILL begin on August 12th for Cross Country, Field Hockey & Golf.

Tryouts for Cheerleading & Poms are held late in the school year for the following year so that interested participants may attend summer camps. The first day of Fall practice will be communicated by the coaches to the athletes selected for the teams.

Winter tryouts begin Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Spring tryouts begin Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Specific tryout information is posted by coaches on their team pages as it becomes available and tryout information is also disseminated at school by posters, coaches meetings and morning announcements.

Cross Country, Indoor Track and Track & Field do not generally hold tryouts. Athletes should report to the first practices for those teams in good condition and ready to begin running or participating in their field events.

MCPS Information & Forms

Parents & athletes should review the MCPS Athletics General Information Page and follow the “forms” link on that page to find the “Required Forms for Student Participation in Athletics”. Carefully read all the information, paying special attention to the Health & Safety section that includes concussion testing information and the requirement for student athletes to view the Health & Safety PowerPoint presentation.

Concussion Testing

As explained on the MCPS Athletics pages, all student-athletes must undergo baseline concussion testing at least once every two years. This testing is administered at WJ and scheduled during the summer for Fall sports, and during the school year for Winter & Spring sports. Click the “Sports Medicine” tab in the black bar at the top of this page for additional concussion testing information and the scheduled dates at WJ.

Note Well!

Student-athletes will not be allowed to tryout for teams unless all of the necessary paperwork is completed and presented on the first day of tryouts, or by the earlier deadline set by a coach. It is highly recommended that students attend concussion testing prior to tryouts. However, students will be allowed to attend tryouts without a valid concussion baseline test. Students selected for teams will not be allowed to participate without a valid concussion baseline test.

Extracurricular Activity (ECA) Fee

Participation in sports requires payment of the MCPS Extracurricular Activity Fee. Students MAY tryout for a team without paying the fee but the fee must be paid when a student is selected for a team. Click here for more information about the MCPS ECA Fee and PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PAYMENT SHOULD NOT BE SENT TO WJ!