Athletics News – On-Line Registration for Conditioning is Open!
Optional In-Person Winter Conditioning is scheduled to begin Outside on Monday, November 16th, provided the health metrics adopted by the HCPSS Board of Education are favorable. Students interested in participating in the voluntary pre-season in person conditioning, MUST must complete the Online Athletic Registration thru HCPSS Connect (https://www.hcpss.org/connect/) no later than November 14th. ALL Electronic forms are to be completed online, including the HCPSS COVID-19 form. Two documents must be uploaded to the parent portal, the preparticipation physical, dated on or after April 1, 2020, and a recent BGE bill dated no later than October, 2020.
Any athlete who completes their registration after the deadline for Conditioning (November 14th) will still be eligible to participate in winter sports tryouts scheduled to begin December 7th. Registration for the Winter Season will be open thru December 4th. This allows us time to create tryout pods. We will not permit walk-ups to In-Person Outdoor Conditioning nor students who register after November 14th. Once parents/guardians have completed the On-line Paperwork for Conditioning, there is NO NEED to complete any paperwork for winter sports try-outs which begin on December 7, 2020.
Any questions, please feel free to email the Head Coaches below of each Winter Sport being offered. Additional information will be forthcoming.
Boys Basketball - Coach Rob Slopek – Robert_Slopek@hcpss.org
Girls Basketball - Coach Billy Martin – William_Martin@hcpss,.org
Indoor Track - Coach Kevin McCoy – Kevin_McCoy@hcpss.org
Wrestling - Coach Cliff Kraisser - firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Eligibility Update - Winter Season
Due to the extended COVID-19 closure and in order to promote student engagement and well-being, the Board of Education waived the grading requirements for the winter season. Due to the ongoing changes in the schedule for athletics, HCPSS will also waive the athletic eligibility requirement that students must be enrolled in at least one course at their high school in order to participate on an athletics team. Students who enrolled solely at Howard Community College for the Fall 2020 semester and did not take any high school-based courses will be eligible to participate in athletics, effective immediately. For seasons that follow, Athletic Eligibility will be determined by the most recent report card before the start of the season will continue to be used to determine a student’s eligibility for participation.
Season Start Dates - The State Board of Education and the MPSSAA has approved December 7, 2020 as the start of Winter Sports Season.
Here are the new start dates:
Winter Sports Tryouts – Starting December 7, 2020
Fall Sports Tryouts – Starting February 13, 2021
Spring Sports Tryouts – Starting April 17, 2021
Online Sports Registration for Athletes: Winter Sports is now open, using Parent Portal at HCPSS Connect. Please see below for important information related to Pre-Season Winter Sports Conditioning. 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 - Helpful “How to Guide” for completing On-Line Registration link: http://www.hcpss.org/f/connect/hcpss-connect-guide-hs-athletic-registration.pdf Athletic Registration Instructions Powerpoint:
**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.
Please, make sure Physicals have all signatures (Parent/Guardian, Athlete, and Physician) before scanning and uploading. 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.
**Returning Athletes-If a Student Athlete is returning from Winter to play a Fall and/or Spring Sport season and wants to use their Winter 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 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
Winter Sports, 2020, Tryout Information-1st Day of Tryouts begins 12/7
Make sure all paperwork is complete or online submission complete. Reminder practices begin after tryouts are completed.
Specific Sport Information (coming soon)
Daily Tryout Schedule, Reminder that practices begin immediately after final rosters are set. Contact Coach for any additional information (emails below).
To be announced
1st Semester Virtual Engagement Continues thru January – Meeting Codes
Virtual Meetings will continue for Fall and Spring students should Winter Sports begin on December 7th. Fall Sports Meet on Monday’s and Spring Sports will meet on Friday’s. Students may register for these at any time during the 1st Semester. Directions for Virtual Engagement Participation, all students must register thru their Parent Portal for VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENT at https://www.hcpss.org/connect/
Students may choose to engage in any sports that interests them, but they may only choose one per season. *Only Centennial High School students are eligible to engage in the meetings and they must use their HCPSS email/Google account to log in. It is the same process as logging into a class.
1st Semester Virtual Engagement Registration Information and meeting codes - Click on the link below to obtain the dates, times and Google Meet Code of each Coach's weekly meeting:
Information about athletics is provided on the HCPSS website and will be updated as new information becomes available.