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.
Parents of students who will be participating in sports must use the myMCPS Parent Portal to register their students for each of the sports seasons in which they will be participating. Parents having trouble getting their student-athlete registered should review a parent guide to on-line registration.
Tryout dates for the current school year are available on the MCPS GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS page. The first athletic contest is approximately three (3) weeks after the first practice.
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 CAREFULLY review the MCPS Athletics Page and all the information in the PARENT/STUDENT section and the HEALTH/SAFETY section linked from those tabs.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has a Concussion Plan that includes comprehensive,
systemwide standards and procedures regarding student-athletes who suffer head injuries and
concussions. A complete description of the MCPS Concussion Plan and corresponding components
are available in the Health and Safety section of the MCPS Athletics web page.
When required, baseline concussion testing for WJ students is scheduled and administered at the school. Check the “Sports Medicine” column when you click “More” in the green bar at the top of this page for additional concussion testing information and the scheduled dates at WJ.
Unless all of the necessary paperwork is submitted online PRIOR TO THE START OF TRYOUTS using the myMCPS Parent Portal as described on the MCPS Forms page Student-athletes will not be allowed to tryout for teams or particpate on teams that do not require tryouts. It is highly recommended that students needing concussion testing attend a scheduled testing session 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 in scrimmages or games without a valid concussion baseline test.