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Tryout Dates:

  • Fall sports can begin tryouts on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. Some sports may not start on this date – see below for sport-specific information. 
    • Poms will hold its tryouts in May/June for the Fall season. See below for details.
  • All winter sports begin tryouts on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • All spring sports begin tryouts on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 for the 2016-2017 school year.

Note: Upcoming Fall Sports tryout dates are listed below:

2017 – Wed. August 9
2018 – Wed. August 8
2019 – Wed. August 14
2020 – Wed. August 13

Here is what you need to know:

Eligibility:

  • Grades – returning HS students must have at least a 2.0 and no more than 1 E on their most recent report card.
  • Age – you must be under the age of 19 as of the first day of the school year.
  • Paperwork and Permissions – you must have completed and have on file with the school all of the paperwork listed on the Forms page, each item must be completed BEFORE you will be allowed to participate in any team activities.
  • ECA Fees & Obligations – Students who make an athletic team must pay the MCPS ECA Fee and must clear all athletic obligations with Blake before being allowed to participate in a contest. Visit the Forms page for more information on the ECA Fee.

Required Forms:
Please visit the Forms page for required forms and information.
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All candidates for Blake Athletics must have the above forms complete on the first day of tryouts. For additional information, please contact the individual coaches or Jared Fribush, Athletic Director. Contact information for coaches can be found on the individual sport pages, linked at the top of the website.

Fall 2017 Sports

(Tryouts will start on August 9, 2017 unless otherwise noted)

 

Cheerleading: Contact Varsity Coaches Vicki White and Sheila Saunders or JV Coach Candace Jones. *Tryouts for Cheerleading will be held in August. This is a change from the past, when Cheerleading tryouts were held in May/June. Conditioning workouts are held throughout the summer to prepare for the upcoming tryouts and season. Information and schedule is here.

Cross Country: Contact Head Coach Andrew Brodeur or Assistant Coach Stephanie Staub for information. 

Field Hockey: Contact Varsity Coach Patrick Howley or JV Coach Melina Latona for more information. A tentative schedule for August tryouts and preseason can be seen here: Blake Field Hockey August 2017.

Football: Contact Varsity Coach DeShawn Anderson or JV Coach Bryon Marshall for additional information. Information about summer workouts and passing league opportunities can be seen here.

Golf: Contact Golf coach Sam Silverman for information. MCPS assigns schools practice times at golf courses. The tryout dates will be posted once assigned by MCPS in mid-July.

Poms: Contact Poms coach Brianna Lopez for information. Pom Tryouts for the 2017-2018 squad will be held on May 30 and June 1 from 4pm-6pm and June 2 from 10am-12pm. 

Soccer (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Nougais Metellus or JV Coach Andres Moreno for more information. The JV Coach has not yet been hired for the Fall 2017 season. Conditioning workout for interested players are being held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Information and schedule is here.

Soccer (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Jenna Essenmacher or JV Coach Kristina Valerio for information. Conditioning workouts for aspiring players are being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays until June 1st. Information and schedule is here.

Tennis (Girls): Contact Coach Mike Krawczel for information. 

Volleyball (Girls): Contact JV Coach David Fitzgerald for information. The Varsity Coach for Fall 2017 has net yet been hired.

Winter 2017-2018 Sports

(Tryouts will start on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 unless otherwise noted)

 

Basketball (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Dondrell Whitmore or JV Coach Kenny Prather for information. Conditioning workouts are being held throughout the summer. Information and schedule is here.

Basketball (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Chris Towle or JV Coach Sydney Stinson for information. Conditioning workouts are being held throughout the summer. Information and schedule is here.

Cheerleading: Contact Varsity Coaches Victoria White and Sheila Saunders for information. Conditioning workouts are being held throughout the summer. Information and schedule is here.

Indoor Track & Field: Contact Head Coach Brandon Tynes or Assistant Coaches Sophia McMaster-Anderson and Andrew Brodeur for information.

Poms: Pom Tryouts are held in May/June. There will not be additional tryouts for Poms prior to the Winter season. Contact Poms coach Brianna Lopez for information.

Swim & Dive: Contact Coach Ryan Burnsky for more information. 

Wrestling: Contact Varsity Head Coach Rasheim Smith or JV Coach Steven Penland for information. 

Spring 2018 Sports

(Tryouts will start on Thursday, March 1, 2018 unless otherwise noted)

 

Baseball (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Steve Murfin or JV Coach Gary Lowe for information. 

Gymnastics (Girls): Contact Coach Victoria White for information.

Lacrosse (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Patrick Howley or JV Coach Sam Steinman for information.

Lacrosse (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Allison Baisey or JV Coach Jenna Essenmacher for information.

Softball (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Nicole Wallace, Assistant Varsity Coach Dave Schipani or JV Coach Cathleen Carey for information. 

Tennis (Boys): Contact Coach Karl Johnson for more information.

Track & Field (Coed): Contact Head Coach Brandon Tynes or Assistant Coaches Andrew Brodeur, Sophia McMaster-Anderson and DeShawn Anderson for information.

Volleyball (Boys): Contact Coach Dana Mitchell for information.

Volleyball (Coed): Contact Coach David Fitzgerald for information.

 

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