PHS Athletics Philosophy

At Poolesville High School, athletic activity participation serves to assist young people in their personal growth and development by reinforcing the valuable principles of sound leadership while promoting the importance of teamwork, reliability, loyalty, and dedication to achieving excellence.

As well, participation in athletic activity teaches the importance of goal achievement and sportsmanship traits that teach competitors the value of upholding humility in victory and determination in defeat.

Although every competitive athlete and coach strives to be his or her very best, winning and losing become secondary issues when compared to the manner in which athletes and coaches conduct themselves on and off the field.  While exhibiting dignity and grace in the face of adversity, our athletes and coaches must remain aware of a greater purpose to be first, ladies and gentlemen; second, scholars; and third, competitors.

In a much larger life perspective, scoreboard results become fleeting memories when compared to the lasting effect of an individual’s maximum effort toward a greater purpose.  While it is true that competitors do not always perform at the same level, it is their dedicated commitment to excellence and positive attitude that defines the core of their winning character; and with hope, the benefit of athletic participation will prepare the individual for success in a world beyond the athletic activity itself.

Our athletic program is divided into three sports seasons: Fall (August-November), Winter (November-March), and Spring (March-June). Practices are held daily after school and on Saturdays, depending on the sport; and games are played after school, at night, or on Saturdays. Tryouts are held prior to each sport season and students must have a valid physical exam form signed by a doctor and dated within one year of participation, and parent permission.

For MCPS Athletics-related information including required athletic forms, please visit the MCPS Athletics website.

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