Tryout Dates:

  • Fall sports can begin tryouts on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. Some sports may not start on this date – see below for sport-specific information. 
  • All winter sports begin tryouts on Friday, November 15th, 2019 for the 2019-2020 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:

2019 – Wed. August 14
2020 – Wed. August 13

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: Students must be registered, by a parent, using the MyMCPS Parent Portal. ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available approximately one month prior to the start of each season through the myMCPS Parent PortalParents 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 encouraging everyone to register online.)

All candidates for Blake Athletics must register online (or complete all required forms) in advance 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 Coaches Vicki White,  Sheila Saunders and 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. The JV Coach for Fall 2019 has yet to be named.

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 Varsity Coach Yamiah Compton for more information. The JV Coach for Fall 2019 has not yet been named.

Winter 2019-2020 Sports

(Tryouts will start on Friday, November 15, 2019 unless otherwise noted)

Basketball (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Desmin Wade for more information. The JV Coach for 2019-2020 has not yet been named.

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 only offers Varsity Cheer (no JV Cheer) in the Winter season. Contact Coaches Victoria WhiteSheila Saunders and Bryanna Simpson for information. 

Indoor Track & Field: The Head Coach is TBA for Winter 2019-2020. Contact 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: The Swim & Dive Coach is TBA for Winter 2019-2020. Contact Jared Fribush, Athletic Director, 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 or JV Coaches Gary Lowe and Rick Battaglia for more information. 

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

Lacrosse (Boys): Contact Varsity Coach Jim Potts or JV Coach Andrew Bader for information. 

Lacrosse (Girls): Contact Varsity Coach Allison Baisey or JV Coach Kara Blondino for information. 

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

Tennis (Boys): Contact Coach Jordan Rowell for more information. 

Tennis (Girls): Contact Coach Rich Burke for more information. 

Track & Field (Coed): Contact Interim Head Coach DeShawn Anderson or Assistant Coaches Aharon Conerly and Petros Welday for information.

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

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