Tryouts

Tryout Dates:

  • Fall sports can begin tryouts on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 for the 2018-2019 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 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.

Note: Upcoming Fall Sports tryout dates are listed below:

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. 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 Jared Fribush, Athletic Director. You will still need an updated PHYSICAL FORM. (Forms are still available for download, but we are strongly urging everyone to register online.)

All candidates for Blake 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 Jared Fribush, Athletic Director. Contact information for coaches can be found on the individual sport pages, linked at the top of the website.

Fall 2019 Sports

(Tryouts will start on Wednesday, August 14. 2019 unless otherwise noted)
Parents of interested students must register online before the start of tryouts (online registration will open in July 2019).

Cheerleading: Contact Varsity Coaches Vicki White and Sheila Saunders or JV Coach Bryanna Simpson for more information. 

Cross Country: Contact Head Coach Petros Welday or Assistant Coach Stephanie Staub for information. 

Field Hockey: Contact Varsity Coach Patrick Howley or JV Coach Nicole Lertora for more information. 

Football: Contact Varsity Coach DeShawn Anderson or JV Coach Bryon Marshall for additional information. 

Golf: Contact Golf coach Sam Silverman for information. 

Poms: Contact Poms coach Brianna Lopez for information. 

Soccer (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Nougais Metellus or JV Coach Aaron Eichelberger for more information. 

Soccer (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Jenna Essenmacher or JV Coach Kristina Valerio for information. 

Volleyball (Girls): Contact JV Coach Pete Leon Guerrero for more information. The Varsity Coach for Fall 2019 has not yet been named.

Winter 2018-2019 Sports

(Tryouts will start on Thursday, November 15, 2018 unless otherwise noted)

Basketball (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Dondrell Whitmore or JV Coach Rick Cook for more information. 

Basketball (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Kenny Prather or JV Coach Kathy Boehlert for more information. 

Bocce (Corollary): Contact Coach Phil Barnes for more information. 

Cheerleading: MCPS also only offers Varsity Cheer (no JV Cheer) in the Winter season. Contact Varsity Coaches Victoria White and Sheila Saunders for information. 

Indoor Track & Field: Contact Head Coach Brandon Tynes or Assistant Coaches Aharon Conerly and Petros Welday for information.  

Poms: Contact Poms coach Brianna Lopez for information. Poms will not hold additional tryouts in the Winter. Students continuing from the Fall season into the winter season must register again online. 

Swim & Dive: Contact Coach Ryan Burnsky for information. Additional information about the MCPS Swim & Dive program can be found here

Wrestling: Contact Varsity Head Coach Rasheim Smith or JV Coach Jenkins Monzey for information. 

Spring 2019 Sports

(Tryouts will start on Friday, March 1, 2019 unless otherwise noted. Online registration will open approximately one month before tryouts.)

Baseball: Contact Varsity Coach Steve Murfin for more information. The JV Coach is TBA for Spring 2019. Tryouts will begin on Friday, March 1st from 3pm-5pm. Plan to bring clothes and shoes for both indoor and outdoor practice, which is weather dependent.

Gymnastics (Girls): Contact Coach Victoria White for information. Tryouts will begin on Tuesday, March 5th. 

Lacrosse (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Jim Potts or JV Coach Andrew Bader for information. Optional conditioning workouts are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:45pm-3:45pm (meet near the tennis courts while the weather is still nice). Tryouts will begin on Friday, March 1st. Equipment handout will begin at 11:30am on March 1st, with tryouts being held from 12:30pm-3pm. Tryouts will continue on Saturday, March 2nd from 8am-10:30am. Plan to bring clothes and shoes for both indoor and outdoor practice, which is weather dependent.

Lacrosse (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Allison Baisey or JV Coach Kara Blondino for information. Tryouts will begin on Friday, March 1st from 3:30pm-5:30pm and will continue on Saturday, March 2nd from 8am-10am. Plan to bring clothes and shoes for both indoor and outdoor practice, which is weather dependent.

Softball (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Nicole Wallace, Assistant Varsity Coach Dave Schipani or JV Coach Kirsten Garry for information. Tryouts will begin on Friday, March 1st from 1pm-3pm and will continue on Saturday, March 2nd at 12pm-2pm. Plan to bring clothes and shoes for both indoor and outdoor practice, which is weather dependent.

Tennis (Boys): Contact Coach Jordan Rowell for more information. Tryouts will begin on Monday, March 4th from 3pm-5pm.

Tennis (Girls): Girls Tennis will officially become a Spring sport in 2018-2019. Contact Coach Rich Burke for more information. Tryouts will begin on Monday, March 4th from 3pm-5pm.

Track & Field (Coed): Contact Head Coach DeShawn Anderson or Assistant Coaches Aharon Conerly and Petros Welday for information. Outdoor Track & Field practices will be held from 3-5pm every weekday, starting on Monday, March 4th. Plan to bring clothes and shoes for both indoor and outdoor practice, which is weather dependent.

Volleyball (Boys): Contact Coach Dana Mitchell-Barstow for information. Tryouts will begin on Friday, March 1st from 1pm-3pm. 

Volleyball (Coed): Contact Coach David Fitzgerald for information. Tryouts will begin on Friday, March 1st. Tryouts will begin on Friday, March 1st from 1pm-3pm.