Student Athletics

Find out the requirements for participating in high school sports in FCPS.

September 17, 2020

VHSL Executive Committee Adopts Championships + 1 Schedule

          Virginia High School League FY 2021 Athletic/Academic Activity Calendar

Season 1 – Winter Sports

Activity

Number of Contests

MPR

First Practice

First Contest

Region Start

Region Deadline

VHSL Semi-Finals

VHSL Finals

Basketball

14

8

12/07

12/21

02/08

02/13

02/16

02/20

Gymnastics

6

8

12/14

12/28

02/01

02/06

NA

02/12-13

Indoor Track

6

8

12/14

12/28

02/01

02/06

NA

02/13*

Sideline Cheer

NA

20

12/07

01/06+

NA

NA

NA

NA

Swim & Dive

6

8

12/14

12/28

02/01

02/06

NA

02/13

Wrestling

8

8

12/14

12/28

02/01

02/13

NA

02/18-20

Season 2 – Fall Sports

Activity

Number of Contests

MPR

First Practice

First Contest

Region Start

Region Deadline

VHSL Semi-Finals

VHSL Finals

Competition Cheer

3

20

02/04

03/01

04/05

04/10

NA

04/17

Cross Country

6

8

02/15

03/01

04/12

04/17

NA

04/23-24

Field Hockey

10

8

02/15

03/01

04/12

04/17

04/20

04/22-24

Football

6

15

02/04

02/22

04/07

04/17

04/24

05/01

Golf (Boys)

8

NA

02/15

03/01

04/12

04/15

NA

04/19

Golf (Girls)

8

NA

02/15

03/01

NA

NA

04/21-22

04/26

Volleyball

12

8

02/15

03/01

04/12

04/17

04/20

04/23-24

Season 3 – Spring Sports

Activity

Number of Contests

MPR

First Practice

First Contest

Region Start

Region Deadline

VHSL Semi-Finals

VHSL Finals

Baseball

12

8

04/12

04/26

06/14

06/19

06/22

06/26

Lacrosse

9

8

04/12

04/26

06/14

06/19

06/22

06/26

Soccer

10

8

04/12

04/26

06/14

06/19

06/22

06/26

Softball

12

8

04/12

04/26

06/14

06/19

06/22

06/26

Tennis

10

8

04/12

04/21

05/20

06/05

06/07

06/11-13

Track & Field

6

8

04/12

04/26

06/7

06/12

NA

06/18-19

 

Academic Activities

Activity

First Level Deadline

Next Level Deadline

VHSL Finals

Theatre

(All Classes)

02/06

02/20

03/4-8

Scholastic Bowl

01/30

02/13

02/27

Forensics

02/20

03/06

03/27

Debate

03/27

04/10

04/23-24

Robotics

Submission Deadline 04/30

05/29

Film Festival

Submission Deadline 04/01

06/05

Creative Writing

Submission deadlines 03/15

Publications Evaluation

Registration and Receipt of Broadcast, Magazines, Newsmagazines, and Newspapers 06/15

Registration and Receipt of Spring delivery Yearbooks: Registration and Book 06/15

Registration and Receipt of Fall Delivery Yearbooks:  Registration 06/15; Book 09/30

Registration and Receipt of Online News 10/15

Multi Media Contest

Submission deadline 06/15

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Students and parents will need to complete several steps prior to participating in high school sports, including:

Arabic | Korean | Spanish

Virginia High School League Pre-participation Exam Form

Students must have a completed physical exam prior to participating in high school sports. The exam must be completed by a MD, DO, NP or PA on the current VHSL form. The form must be completed by the physician after May 1, 2020 to be valid for the 2020-21 school year. Completed forms should be turned in to the Activities Office at school.

Student Insurance Information

Interscholastic Sports in FCPS 

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

Cheerleading – Varsity, JV, Freshman Boys and Girls Basketball - Varsity, JV, Freshman

Baseball – Varsity, JV

Boys and Girls Cross Country Girls Gymnastics Boys and Girls Crew*
Girls Field Hockey – Varsity, JV,  Freshman* Riflery* Boys and Girls Lacrosse– Varsity, JV
Football – Varsity, JV, Freshman Boys and Girls Swimming/Diving Boys and Girls Soccer - Varsity, JV
Boys and Girls Golf Boys and Girls Track and Field Softball – Varsity, JV
Girls Volleyball - Varsity, JV, Freshman Wrestling – Varsity, JV Boys and Girls Tennis
    Boys and Girls Track and Field 

Coed Sports - Baseball, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Riflery*, Wrestling

*Club Sports are not necessarily VHSL sanctioned, but are FCPS sanctioned and are financially self-supporting activities.                                                                                  

 

Regional Membership of FCPS in Virginia High School League 

Each FCPS high school is a member of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) and is assigned in one of three regions.

 

Region C

Class 6

Region D

Class 6

Region C

Class 5

Annandale Centreville Briar Woods
Edison Chantilly Freedom (Loudoun)
Fairfax Herndon Thomas Jefferson
Falls Church Langley Lewis
Hayfield Madison Potomac Falls
Justice Marshall Riverside
Lake Braddock McLean Rock Ridge
Mount Vernon Oakton Stone Bridge
Robinson South Lakes Woodgrove
South County Wakefield  
West Potomac Washington-Liberty  
West Springfield Westfield  
T. C. Williams Yorktown  
Woodson    

 

Want to Know More

FCPSSAAP@fcps.edu

571-423-1260

Athletic Training Program

Each high school has a certified athletic trainer that ensures the health and safety of student athletes.
Find out more about the Athletic Training Program

Directors of Student Activities

The Directors of Student Activities are in charge of a variety of programs at each high school.
Get contact information for High School Directors of Student Activities