Tryout Information

Tryout Dates

  • Fall sports can begin tryouts on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • All winter sports begin tryouts on Thursday, November 15th, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • All spring sports begin tryouts on Friday, February 29, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year

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 open on July 19, 2019 on the myMCPS Parent Portal (MCPS Fall 2019 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.

Fall 2019 Sports Tryout information:

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

Winter 2019-2020 Sports Tryout Information:

Spring 2020 Sports Tryout Information: