Fall 2024-2025 Athletic Tryout Information

Fri, 05/31/2024 - 12:33pm

Click here - 24-25 Fall Try Out Schedule

Athletic Registration Information - OPENS JUNE (TBD)

Instructions for Sports Registration (additional attachment provided with instructions as well): DUE BY: Monday, August 12th (DO NOT SEND DOCUMENTS VIA EMAIL; FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS)

1. Go to https://www.hcpss.org/connect/ *Do NOT use your Mobile Phone

3. Login to your HCPSS Connect Portal (Parents & Guardian MUST use the parental login.  Using your students log in info. will not allow you to register); Once logged in, go to the menu on the left and click the bottom option More Options (Family File, Reports Cards, etc.).  ​If you have more than one student make sure you have selected the student from the drop down menu at the top of the page.) 

4. Click on Athletic Registration on the right hand side Menu, select the correct season Fall/Winter/Spring; 

5. Complete all of the forms: Parent Authorization Form, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form, Concussion, please complete all additional documents…Do not skip or leave any boxes blank. 

6. Physical Examination Form: Verification of an examination within 12 months of the tryout date for the particular sport must be submitted in each academic year of participation. Upload ALL pages of the Physical Examination Form.  Older physicals will not be accepted. https://www.hcpss.org/athletics/forms-and-guidelines/ (Physical Forms can be found here to bring to doctor’s office) If you are having trouble getting a doctor’s appointment try this: https://riverhill.membershiptoolkit.com/physicals

7. Upload a RECENT Utility bill (Dated June 1, 2024 OR later), it must be the actual bill.  Older Utility bills will NOT be accepted.  Utility examples: BGE, Water OR Cable Bill ONLY (Must match address the school has on file for enrollment).  

**No Cell Phone Bills will be accepted** 


Click Here - High School Athletic Registration – User Guide

Common Errors:

· File size may be too big on downloads. Make sure document is under 4MB

· Just because forms have been submitted, that does not necessarily mean they have been accepted

· AAM will go through to ensure proper dates, signatures, boxes checked off, address matches Synergy address.

*Clear cache on the browser or try a different browser entirely IF issues continue.*

**Reminder Physicals for Athletics are different from those used to register to attend school.  The Athletic Physical includes a Clearance without restrictions by Medical Staff.

Please, make sure physicals have all signatures (Parent/Guardian, Athlete, and Physician) before scanning and uploading.

**Returning Athletes-If a Student Athlete is returning from Fall to play Winter and/or Spring season and wants to use the fall physical, parent/guardian will need to click the checkbox (option to use physical on file dated) and save.  Otherwise, it’ll wait for a new one to be uploaded.  Reminder, returning athletes will still need to complete permission information and upload a new utility bill.


Academic Eligibility for Athletics

For high school, a full-time student earns academic eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities by maintaining a 2.0 grade-point average (GPA), calculated using credit or non-credit courses, with no more than one failing grade for the marking period which governs eligibility for that activity.


*Returning Students: 4th Quarter Grades are used for fall athletic eligibility 

*Incoming 9th graders: NO academic eligibility requirement for fall sports.


River Hill H.S. Fall Athletics Coaches Contacts: For sport-specific information

Allied Soccer: Stephanie_Stoutenborough@hcpss.org (Stephanie Stoutenborough): Practices start in September, reach out to Coach S. for details

Boys Soccer: Matthew_Shagogue@hcpss.org (Matt Shagogue)

Cheerleading: Jessica_Garry@hcpss.org (Jess Garry)

Cross Country: Chad_Boothe@hcpss.org; Emily_Hazzard@hcpss.org (Chad Boothe & Emily Hazzard)

Girls Soccer: bsong@havtech.com (Brian Song)

Golf: Matthew_Graves@hcpss.org (Matthew Graves)

Field Hockey: Shelly_Chamness@hcpss.org (Shelly Chamness)

Football: Brian_VanDeusen@hcpss.org (Brian VanDeusen)

Volleyball: lnpaynter7@gmail.com (Varsity); Michael_Colonna@hcpss.org (JV) (Lynn Paynter & Michael Colonna)


*What to Bring: Water bottle (large size), cleats and sneakers (soccer/field hockey/football), sneakers (cross country/volleyball/cheer), school issued equipment (football), appropriate equipment for golf/field hockey/soccer/volleyball owned by the athlete. Please contact your sport specific coaches for questions about equipment, etc.

*Golf details will be shared at the 8/14 meeting with Coach Graves, 9am at River Hill HS in the media center. All potential golfers should be available for tryouts anywhere between 8/14-8/28, the availability of the golf courses determines the exact dates. Right after tryouts, the season begins with practices and matches.