Try- Out Information

All students trying out for an athletic team must have both an athletic physical (on most recent PWCS form) and concussion training certification on file with Ms. Yonika Powell before they will be allowed to try out.  Click here for the PWCS ATHLETIC PHYSICAL FORM. Turn all forms directly into Ms. Yonika Powell!!

Click here for the most frequently asked questions about athletics!

If you have any questions regarding Athletics, please e-mail Ms. Yonika Powell at powellyr@pwcs.edu

Activity Buses:

Tuesday: 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
Thursday: 4:30 pm
There are no activity buses available on Mondays or Fridays.  Please plan to pick up your student by 5:30 pm at the very latest.  Practices might end earlier depending on the Coach/Sport.  


Students who receive 2 F's or 2 U's in conduct are not allowed to attend any after school activities, club, or games.  The following are the rules on eligibility.
Academic Eligibility

Students must be academically eligible to represent a school in any athletic and after school activities. A student is determined to be academically ineligible if in a nine week grading period, he/she receives two or more F’s. The student is ineligible to participate in the following nine week marking period. Academic eligibility will carry over from the fourth grading period to the first grading period of the next school year. Rising sixth grade students start the school year with a “clean slate”; however the student can be declared ineligible to participate in the nine weeks following a marking period if criteria are not met.

Conduct Eligibility

A student is determined to be conduct ineligible as determined by two or more U’s in the preceding nine week marking period. The student is ineligible to participate in the following nine week marking period. Conduct eligibility will not carry over from the fourth grading period to the first grading period of the next school year. The new school year starts with a “clean slate”; however the student is ineligible to participate in the nine weeks following a marking period if criteria are not met. The student may meet eligibility at the interim and be eligible to try out for a sport in the next season if the proper criteria are met.

Announcements

2019- 2020 Sport Seasons
Fall (September - October): Boys Soccer, Football, Girls Track, & Volleyball
Tryout dates: 8/27, 8/28, 8/29
Winter Season #1 (November - January): Girls Basketball
Tryout dates: 11/6, 11/7, 11/12
Winter Season #2 (January - March): Boys Basketball and Wrestling
Tryout dates: 1/21, 1/22, 1/23
Spring (March - May): Baseball, Boys Track, Girls Soccer, and Softball
Tryout dates: 3/24, 3/25, 3/26
All Year: Cheerleading and Dance Team
Tryout dates: Cheer: 9/3, 9/4, 9/5
       Dance: 9/10, 9/11, 9/12

Please bring appropriate athletic clothing and footwear to tryouts.  DO NOT purchase any equipment before tryouts have concluded and a team list has been posted! Coaches will give further information in regards to what is needed or allowed during tryouts.  
GOOD LUCK!!!

*** The PKMS Calendar will also list dates of try-outs. ***


Concussion Training and Physical Information

All students trying out for an athletic team must have both an athletic physical and a concussion training certification on file with Ms. Yonika Powell before they will be allowed to try out. The physical MUST BE on the most recent PWCS form and completed after May 1, 2019.  No other physical forms will be accepted.  Concussion training must be completed each year.  Please turn all forms directly into Ms. Yonika Powell.

Middle school parents and students who are trying out for a sport for the first time or who are new to Prince William County Public Schools, must attend a face-to-face concussion training.  

D
ue to production issues, the online training will not be available for students who are completing the concussion training requirement for the first time.  Currently, the online training is only for students who have attended a PWCS face-to-face training in a previous year.  Thank you for your understanding as we continue to improve our process for delivery of concussion training and management in PWCS.


Online training:
Online Concussion TrainingParents and students who have already attended a face to face training may take this year’s mandatory concussion training online. Rising 6th grade students and students new to Prince William County Public Schools are not eligible for the Online Training.  Go to online training (https://online-concussion.pwcs.edu)

At the conclusion of the online training, you will print out a certificate that verifies that the student and his/her parent and/or guardian have taken the training. This certificate must be turned in to the Ms. Powell prior to trying out for a sport. The online presentations are available by clicking on this link (ONLINE CONCUSSION TRAINING).

***The online training has been known to shut down when there is a high volume of people accessing the website. Do not wait until the last minute to complete the training!!!***

Face-to-Face Concussion Training:
Face- to- face concussion training dates for the 2019-2020 school year will take place on the following dates in the gym:

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 @ 5pm
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 @ 5pm (Sports Physicals to follow at 6:30)
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 @ 12pm
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 @ 12pm
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 @ 12pm

All training sessions will begin on time. We cannot admit anyone after the official start time so please come 15 minutes early!

PWCS Face to Face Concussion Training Schedule



Yonika Powell,
Athletic Coordinator
Phone: 703.361.3106
Email: powellyr@pwcs.edu

Ian Brewer, Athletic Trainer
ibrewer@pwcs.edu

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