Student Athletics

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
September 17, 2020

VHSL Executive Committee Adopts Championships + 1 Schedule

Charlottesville, Va. - The VHSL Executive Committee meeting in special session today voted unanimously (33-0-0) to adopt the “Championships + 1” schedule for the FY 2021 Athletic and Academic Activities season.

“Championships + 1” Condensed Interscholastic Plan (full schedule attached)

  • Season 1 (Winter) December 7 – February 20 (First Contest Date – December 21)
    • basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swimming and diving, wrestling
  • Season 2 (Fall) February 4 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)
    • competition cheerleading, 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
  • Academic Activities (December – June)
    • Theatre, Scholastic Bowl, Forensics, Debate, Robotics, Film Festival, Creative Writing, Publications Evaluation, and Multimedia Contest.

“We have received invaluable input from our school communities, parents, and students who say the physical and mental health benefits of getting our students back to a level of participation is extremely important,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.   “The Championships + 1 schedule will provide sports in all three seasons.

“The VHSL Executive Committee acknowledges that no plan is perfect. We are in unprecedented times in which we have been forced to create a temporary new normal. We understand this plan, or any plan, will not meet the expectations for those wanting a normal fall, winter, and spring sports season. This plan, however, will allow student-athletes and academic activity participants the opportunity of having a season and playing for a state championship.”

-VHSL- 

Virginia High School League

1642 State Farm Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA 22911

www.vhsl.org 

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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.

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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    

 

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Athletic Training Program

Each high school has a certified athletic trainer that ensures the health and safety of student athletes.
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Directors of Student Activities

The Directors of Student Activities are in charge of a variety of programs at each high school.
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