Tryout Information

Tryout Dates

  • All winter sports begin tryouts on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • All spring sports begin tryouts on Friday, March 1st, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Fall sports can begin tryouts on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. s.


Here is what you need to know:


  • Grades – returning HS students must have at least a 2.0 and no more than 1 E on their most recent report card. Incoming 9th grade students and students new to MCPS are automatically academically eligible.
  • Age – you must be under the age of 19 as of the first day of the school year.
  • Required Forms: ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available in 2018-2019. Winter 2018-2019 online registration will open on October 1st through the myMCPS Parent Portal (MCPS Winter Registration Memo). We are asking everyone to register for sports online this year. Parents who need login information may contact Heather Podosek, Athletic Director. You will still need an updated PHYSICAL FORM.

All candidates for Paint Branch Athletics must register online (or complete all required forms) in order to participate on the first day of tryouts. For additional information, please contact the individual coaches or Heather Podosek, Athletic Director. Contact information for coaches can be found on the individual sport pages, linked at the top of the website.

Winter 2018-2019 Sports Tryout Information:

Spring 2019 Sports Tryout Information:

Fall 2019 Sports Tryout information:

  • Football practice begins on August 14th at 4pm on the stadium field. Equipment will be distributed on Aug 13th (Seniors @ 8:30a; Jrs @ 9:00a; Soph @ 9:30a; Fresh @ 10a; Football mtg @ 12p)  Email with questions.
  • Boys Soccer tryouts begin August 11th at 1pm on the stadium field. Email Noah Walker with questions.
  • Girls Soccer tryouts begin August 14th at 10:00am on the stadium field.  Email with questions.
  • Cross Country tryouts begin August4th at 5pm on the track.  Email with questions.
  • Field Hockey tryouts being August 14 at 7am on the stadium field.  Email 0r with questions.
  • Cheerleading practice starts August 4th at 5pm in the gymnasium.  Email with questions.
  • Girls Volleyball tryouts begin August 4th at 8am in the main gym.  Email with questions.
  • Poms practices begin August 14th at 4pm in thedance studiio. Email with questions.
  • Golf TBD due to course restrictions. Email with questions.