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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 Thursday, March 1st, 2018 for the 2017-2018 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 for the first time in 2017-2018. Spring 2018 registration is now open – information is here. We are asking everyone to register for sports online this year. 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 2018 Sports

(Tryouts will start on Wednesday, August 8. 2018 unless otherwise noted)
Parents of interested students must register online before the start of tryouts! The registration portal will likely open in early July 2018.

Cheerleading: Contact Varsity Coaches Vicki White and Sheila Saunders or JV Coach Bryanna Simpson for more information. Tryouts for both Varsity and JV Cheer will likely be held beginning on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Check back for more specific information as it gets closer to August. 

Cross Country: Contact Head Coach Andrew Brodeur or Assistant Coach Stephanie Staub for information. Cross Country practices are likely to begin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Check back for more specific information as it gets closer to August. 

Field Hockey: Contact Varsity Coach Patrick Howley or JV Coach Melina Latona for more information. Tryouts for Field Hockey will likely begin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Check back for more specific information as it gets closer to August. 

Football: Contact Varsity Coach DeShawn Anderson or JV Coach Bryon Marshall for additional information. Football practices will begin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Check back for more specific information as it gets closer to August. 

Golf: Contact Golf coach Sam Silverman for information. MCPS assigns schools practice times at golf courses. The tryout dates for Fall 2018 will be posted once assigned by MCPS in mid-July.

Poms: Contact Poms coach Brianna Lopez for information. Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Pom squad will be held in late May/early June 2018. Check back for more specific information as it gets closer to that time. 

Soccer (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Nougais Metellus or JV Coach Andres Moreno for more information. Tryouts for Boys Soccer will likely begin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Check back for more specific information as it gets closer to August. 

Soccer (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Jenna Essenmacher or JV Coach Kristina Valerio for information. Tryouts for Girls Soccer will likely begin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Check back for more specific information as it gets closer to August. 

Tennis (Girls): Girls Tennis will become a Spring sport in 2018-2019, and will no longer be offered in the Fall.

Volleyball (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Madeline Chervenak or JV Coach Pete Guerrero for more information. Tryouts for Girls Volleyball will likely begin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Check back for more specific information as it gets closer to August. 

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 Kenny Prather for information. 

Basketball (Girls): Coach Chris Towle or JV Coach Sydney Stinson for information. 

Cheerleading: Contact Varsity Coaches Victoria White and Sheila Saunders for information. 

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

Poms: 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)
Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Baseball: Contact Varsity Coach Steve Murfin or JV Coach Gary Lowe for information. Tryouts will begin on Thursday, March 1st. Weather permitting, tryouts will be held on the Baseball field from 3-5pm. Students should bring attire/shoes for both outdoor and indoor practices, as the location may depend on the weather. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Gymnastics (Girls): Contact Coach Victoria White for information. Tryouts will begin on Tuesday, March 6th. Tryouts will be held in the Small Gym from 3-6pm. Gymnastics will practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-6pm. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Lacrosse (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Jim Potts or JV Coach Andrew Bader for information. Tryouts will begin on Thursday, March 1st from 3-5:30pm and continue on Friday, March 2nd from 12:30pm-3pm and Saturday, March 3rd from 8-10:30am. Weather permitting, tryouts will be held on the practice field behind the school. Students should bring attire/shoes for both outdoor and indoor practices, as the location may depend on the weather. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Lacrosse (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Allison Baisey or JV Coach Jenna Essenmacher for information. Tryouts will begin on Thursday, March 1st. The tryout schedule is as follows: Thursday, 3/1 from 3:45pm-5:45pm, Friday, 3/2 from 1:30pm-3:30pm and Saturday, 3/3 from 9am-11am. Weather permitting, Girls Lacrosse tryouts will be held on the practice field behind the stadium. Students should bring attire/shoes for both outdoor and indoor practices, as the location may depend on the weather. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Softball (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Nicole Wallace, Assistant Varsity Coach Dave Schipani or JV Coach Ali Krizmanich for more information.  Softball is holding optional conditioning workouts on Wednesdays from 2:45pm-3:45pm until the start of tryouts (March 1). Tryouts will begin on Thursday, 3/1 from 3:30-5:30pm and continue on Friday, 3/2 from 1:30-3:30pm and Saturday, 3/3 from 11am-1pm. Weather permitting, tryouts will be held on the Softball fields. Students should bring attire/shoes for both outdoor and indoor practices, as the location may depend on the weather. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Tennis (Boys): Contact Coach Jordan Rowell for more information. Tryouts will be held on Thursday, 3/1 from 3-5pm and on Friday, 3/2. Weather permitting, tryouts will be held on the tennis courts. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Track & Field (Coed): Contact Head Coach Brandon Tynes or Assistant Coaches Andrew Brodeur, Sophia McMaster-Anderson and DeShawn Anderson for information. Outdoor Track & Field practices will be held from 3-5pm every weekday, starting on Thursday, March 1st. Students should bring attire/shoes for both outdoor and indoor practices, as the location may depend on the weather. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Volleyball (Boys): Contact Coach Dana Mitchell for information. Tryouts will begin on March 1st from 4-6pm in the Main Gym. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.

Volleyball (Coed): Contact Coach David Fitzgerald for information. Tryouts will begin on March 1st from 4-6pm in the Main Gym. Online registration for Spring sports is now open.