Student Athletics

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

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The VHSL Executive Committee meeting in special session today, 7/27/2020, voted (34-1-0) to move forward with Model 3 in its re-opening of sports and activities for the 2020-21 school year. Model 3 delays all VHSL sports and activities until December 14 and adopts the Condensed Interscholastic Plan.  This model leaves all sports in the season where they are currently aligned.

Model 3 – Condensed Interscholastic Plan.

  • Season 1 (Winter) December 14 – February 20 (First Contest Date – December 28)
    • basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swim/dive, wrestling
  • Season 2 (Fall) February 15 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)
    • cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball
  • Season 3 (Spring) April 12 – June 26 (First Contest Date – April 26)
    • baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field

“We all understand the physical and mental health benefits of getting our students back to a level of participation. The Condensed Interscholastic Plan Leaves open the opportunity to play all sports in all three seasons if Virginia moves beyond Phase III and/or Phase III guidelines are revised and High Risk Activities are allowed,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.  “This plan also allows schools the opportunity to open the year and get school started and deal with issues such as schedules, academic plans, transportation, dealing with possible outbreaks of COVID in the school.

“The VHSL will continue to work closely with the best available information and directives provided by the Governor, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).” Haun said.

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

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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.

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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

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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