Find out the requirements for participating in high school sports in FCPS.
Students and parents will need to complete several steps prior to participating in high school sports, including:
- A completed VHSL Pre-Participation Exam Form (must be on the VHSL form and completed after May 1, in order to be valid for the next school year).
- Student-athletes in FCPS are required to be covered by medical insurance. If your student is not covered by another plan, there is a link below to an option.
- Each student-athlete and a parent/guardian must go through an online registration process that includes the state-mandated concussion education program and Emergency Care Card information before they may try-out for an athletic team at the high school. Each high school has a unique registration site. Visit the specific high school's athletic/activities internet site to find this. Specific questions can be addressed by the Director of Student Activities at the high school.
Virginia High School League Pre-participation Exam FormStudents 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 of each year to be valid for the upcoming school year. Completed forms should be turned in to the Activities Office at school.
Student Insurance Information
Interscholastic Sports in FCPS
|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 two regions beginning Fall 2021.
|Lake Braddock||South Lakes|
District Alignment - effective Fall 2021
|Madison||Marshall||Falls Church||Lake Braddock|
|South Lakes||Wakefield||Jefferson||South County|
|Mount Vernon||West Potomac|
Athletic Training Program
Directors of Student Activities
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to a learning and working environment free from all forms of discrimination. No person shall on the basis of, of race, sex, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, pregnancy status, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, veteran status, and disability be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under, any education program or activity, as required by law. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies as they relate to student activities and athletics: Bill Curran, Director Activities and Athletics Fairfax County Public Schools [email protected]