Will 2020-2021 fall athletics be played?

UPDATE: October 26, 2020: Today the Maryland State Board of Education approved a start date of December 7, 2020, for high school athletics. HCPSS advocated for this plan, which was crafted by district athletics supervisors and issued by Public School Superintendents’ Association of Maryland. This plan has several benefits that were outlined in our October 9 update. HCPSS will communicate details and updates on athletics as soon as they become available.

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On September 11, 2020, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) finalized its plan for a two-semester return to athletics. With this plan, athletic practices and competitions will not resume until the second semester. Per MPSSAA, winter sports will begin on February 1, 2021, fall sports on March 15, 2021, and spring sports on April 26, 2021. 

HCPSS coaches are permitted to engage with prospective team members for 60-90 minutes one day a week through January 22, 2021, excluding school closings or religious observance days. The schedule for those meeting days are: Mondays, fall sports; Wednesdays, winter sports; Fridays, spring sports.

Coaches may engage virtually with prospective team members for 60-90 minutes one day each week through January 22, 2021, excluding school closings or religious observance days. Parents/guardians may register their student-athlete for virtual engagement sessions via HCPSS Connect. After logging in, select More Options from the left menu and then Athletic Registration from the middle of the page.

More information is available online.