Jeannie Prevosto | Athletics and Activities Manager |
Daniel Ludlow | Athletic Trainer |

Athletics News

Athletics Return to Centennial High School!!!
1st Semester Virtual Engagement Registration Information
1st Semester Virtual Athletics Engagement is Here!!!
MPSSAA Two-Semester Plan and the HCPSS 1st Semester Plan
MPSSAA Postpones 2020-2021 Fall and Winter Athletic Competition Seasons

Sports Teams

List of Sports Teams

CHS Athletics Information

Dear Incoming 9th graders,

I wanted to reach out to you as Athletic Director of Centennial High School to get an idea of how many incoming fall athletes we may have. Please fill out the google form using your HCPSS account if you are interested in playing a fall sport this year. Using the information, we will connect you with the coach of your sport. Our plan is to connect via google meets or email so that we may discuss important information before fall tryouts.

Step 1: Fill out the form if you are interested (Deadline June 10th)

Step 2: Look for an email from Fall Coaches with a google meet invitation

Step 3: Attend the meeting(s) or email the Coach (emails posted on CHS Website)


Google Form Use Google School Account:


Fall Sports Registration, Fall, 2020 Season

Reminder Physicals for Athletics are different from those used to register to attend school. The Athletic Physical includes a Clearance without restrictions by Medical Staff.


The current start date for Fall Sports, 2020 is August 12th. However, due to Covid 19, this date is subject to change. Students will be required to hand in all the required paperwork for Fall Sports Try-out Participation the first date of Fall Sports Try-outs. The list of Paperwork required is as follows:


List of Paperwork required for Sports Participation in the Fall, 2020:

1. Updated Physical Form link: 

2. Athletic Participation form link:

3. Recent Utility Bill dated within 30 days of the start of the sport season, due each of the three sports seasons (BGE, Potomac Edison, Water bill; **No Cell Phone Bills will be accepted**

4. Sudden Cardiac arrest form link:

Please, make sure Physicals and Athletic Participation forms have all signatures (Parent/Guardian, Athlete, and Physician) before turning in to the coach.  Fall 2020 physicals can be used for Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 season, Winter physicals can be used for Spring.  Athletes will need a new physical for next school year, dated no earlier than April 1st of the previous school year. Practices begin after try-outs are completed. Contact Coach for any additional information.


For more information, please email the CHS Athletics and Activities Manager Jeannie Prevosto at


Fall Sports are scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 12th. However, with the current Covid 19 restrictions, the start date for Fall sports may change. Keep checking the website for updates.


New Athletes/Never Played a sport at Centennial HS

*Note-All incoming 8th graders are eligible for Fall Sports

FORM 1: HCPSS Athletic Participation Form
FORM 2:  PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION FORM (dated April 1, of previous school year to the present) Updated Form Link:

Proof of Residence, Documents of proof are a current 2020-2021 (dated July 2020/August 2020 for Fall, September 2020/October 2020/November 2020 for Winter, January 2021/February 2021/March 2021 for Spring) utility bill, excluding a cell phone bill

Returning Athletes/Participated or tried out for a sport before 

FORM 1: HCPSS Athletic Participation Form
FORM 2:  PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION FORM (dated April 1, of previous school year to the present) Updated Form link:
Proof of Residence Documents of proof are a current 2020-2021 (dated July 2020/August 2020 for Fall, September 2020/October 2020/November 2020 for Winter, January 2021/February 2021/March 2021 for Spring) utility bill, excluding a cell phone bill


Season Start Dates - 2020-21 School Year

Fall Sport Season - August 12th, 2020

Winter Sport Season - November 14th, 2020

Spring Sport Season - March 1st, 2021


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 _______ ?  Each team roster is determined by the coaching staff.

6.  Why do we have to begin on a particular date (i.e. August 12 for Fall, November 14 for Winter, and March 1 for Spring)? 

The MPSSAA establishes start dates for all sports in Maryland  

A member MPSSAA school (includes athletes) may not participate in a regularly scheduled game until at least 20 calendar days have elapsed after and including the first day of practice.  Golf is the only exception.

This is why we are required to begin on August 12th so we have enough days (including the 3 Heat Acclimation days) of practice before the 1st play date which happens to be Friday September 4, 2020

Issues could arise if we don't allow enough time for proper Heat Acclimation and/or preparation of athletes.

7.  What is the link for the NCAA Eligibility Center? contact information? (For student athletes interested or planning to play in college)

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

Additional NCAA information can be found at


Guidelines for Parent/Coach Communication

Parent/Coach Relationship:

By establishing an understanding of each position, we are better able to accept the actions of the other and provide greater benefits to our children. As parents, when your children become involved in our program, you have a right to understand what expectations are placed on your child. This begins with clear communication from the coach of your child’s program.

Communication you should expect from your child’s coach:

1. Philosophy of the coach.
2. Expectations the coach has for your child as well as all the players of the squad.
3. Locations and times of all practices and contests.
4. Team requirements, i.e. fees, special equipment, off-season conditioning.
5. Procedure should your child be injured during participation.
6. Discipline that result in the denial of your child’s participation. 

Communication coaches expect from parents:

1. Concerns expressed directly to coach.
2. Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance.
3. Specific concern in regard to a coach’s philosophy and/or expectations.

As your children become involved in programs at Glenelg, they will experience some of the most rewarding moments of their lives. It is important to understand that there also may be times when things do not go the way you or your child wishes. At these times, discussion with the coach is encouraged.

Appropriate concerns to discuss with coaches:

1. The treatment of your child, mentally or physically.
2. Ways to help your child improve.
3. Concerns about your child’s behavior.

It is very difficult to accept your child not playing as much as you may want. However, playing time is earned in the estimation of the coaches and is not an entitlement. Coaches are professionals and they make judgment decisions based on what they believe to be the best for all students involved. As you have read from the list above, certain things can be and should be discussed with the coach.

Issues not appropriate to discuss with coaches:

1. Playing time

2. Team strategy

3. Play calling

4. Other student-athletes

There are situations that may require a conference between the coach and the parent. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the others’ position. When these conferences are necessary, the following procedure should be followed to help promote a resolution to the issue of concern.

Procedures to follow to discuss a concern with a coach:

1. Wait 24 hours before you make initial contact with the coach.
2. After you have waited 24 hours call or email the coach to set-up an appointment.
3. If the coach cannot be reached, email/call Dan Sageman, the Athletics and Activities Manager, and a meeting will be arranged for you.

Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach. Meetings of this nature do not promote resolution. This is why waiting 24 hours before the initial contact with the coach is such a crucial step in the resolution process.

Parents are encouraged to discuss issues and problems with the Athletics and Activities Manager. However, if a parent has specific complaint regarding a coach, then the coach must have the opportunity to be present to meet with the parent.


Academic Eligibility

A full-time high school 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. If a student withdraws from a course, the grades at the time of withdrawal will be used in determining academic eligibility.

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!

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.

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.