Student Athletics

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. The exam must be completed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant using the VHSL form and completed on or 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.

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.


Region C

Class 6

Region D

Class 6

Alexandria City Centreville
Annandale Chantilly
Edison Herndon
Fairfax Langley
Falls Church Madison
Hayfield Marshall
Jefferson McLean
Justice Oakton
Lake Braddock South Lakes
Lewis Wakefield
Mount Vernon Washington-Liberty
Robinson Westfield
South County Yorktown
West Potomac  
West Springfield  


District Alignment - effective Fall 2021


Concorde District

Liberty District

National District

Patriot District

Centreville Herndon Annandale Alexandria City
Chantilly Langley Edison Fairfax
Madison Marshall Falls Church Lake Braddock
Oakton McLean Hayfield Robinson
South Lakes Wakefield Jefferson South County
Westfield Washington-Lee Justice West Springfield
  Yorktown Lewis Woodson
    Mount Vernon West Potomac


Want to Know More

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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

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].