Tryout Information – Fall

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Poolesville High School are excited to announce that registration for fall sports is now open! Below is information regarding the upcoming season, as well as the registration process.


How to Register

All students must be registered by a parent through the MCPS ParentVUE Portal. Additional information regarding the registration process can be found on the MCPS Athletics website. Registration will close on August 10 to allow the Athletic Specialist to get approved lists to the coaches.

In order to be cleared for August 10, all paperwork is due by 12:00pm on August 9

ParentVue Troubleshooting Information

If a parent is having trouble logging into the MCPS ParentVUE Portal:

  • If you have never activated your parent account:
    Parents were sent activation information at the beginning of the school year, which included an Activation Key. If you still have this information, use it to activate your parent account. If you do not have the activation information, email Be sure to include the student name, ID, and parent name in the email.
  • Forgot your password? Click on the Forgot Password link on the ParentVue Portal.
  • Forgot the email address you used to activate your account? Please email or Athletic Specialist Be sure to include the student name, ID, and parent name in the email.

Download the ParentVUE Support Guide

Pre-Participation Physicals

Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last page of SR-8) and the COVID supplement question sheet is ready for online submission or for electronic submission to the Athletic Specialist prior to tryouts/practices. Physicals are valid for one calendar year. A partial list of Clinics that offer Sports Physicals within the Montgomery County area is available online, including the Care for Kids program through Montgomery County.

Physical forms can be uploaded by the parent during the registration process, however, if a parent needs to submit a physical after the student has already been registered, email an electronic copy of the pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) to Poolesville Athletic Specialist Physicals need to be submitted BEFORE students can begin participating.

Registration FAQs

The season will begin on August 10 with tryouts/practices. The first few days of tryouts/practices information is here. Once teams are made practices will continue throughout the season. Coaches will communicate the times of practices with the team. The first contests will begin on September 2.
The practice schedule will likely be Monday through Friday and some Saturday practices. Coaches will communicate practice information with students through email and other social media applications. fall sports schedules will be posted as soon as possible on the Booster Club website. They will also be posted on County Sports Zone.
This will depend on the sport and the number of student registrations. Coaches will communicate this information to the students on the first day.
When registering the parent/guardian must declare only one sport per season. However if a student wants to change his/her sport prior to the start of tryouts, the parent/guardian must email PHS Athletic Specialist at in advance of tryouts/first day. Similarly, if a student tries out for a team and does not make it (or decides to change sports after the first tryout date), the parent/guardian must email PHS Athletic Specialist. The coach of the sport will have to approve the move before the student begins.
Unfortunately, transportation is not provided to and from tryouts and practices. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Additionally, students may not remain on campus for extended periods of time before or after tryouts and practices. They need to leave right after practice ends if driving or be picked up promptly at the end of practice.
All of the coaches' email addresses are listed under the appropriate sport section below.

Tryout Schedules by Sport

All students should bring plenty of water, a small towel, and appropriate
equipment for their sport including running shoes, cleats, clothing, etc.


Sophia Giarratano
Head Coach, Varsity

To Be Announced
Head Coach,  Junior Varsity

Locaton: Main Gym/Cafe

  • August 10 and 11 – Clinics, 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Main Gym/Cafe
  • August 12 – Tryouts, 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Main Gym
  • Note: Your hair must be up and out of your face

Cross Country

Prasad Gerard
Head Coach

Location: Stadium Track

  • August 10 -12, 8:00 – 10:00 am
  • August 13, time TBA
  • Note: You will need good running shoes

Field Hockey

Katie Hackey
Co-Head Coach, Varsity

Krista Kennedy
Co-Head Coach, Varsity

Debi Haba
Head Coach, Junior Varsity

Location: Field Hockey Practice Field (Outfield of baseball field)

  • August 10 -12, 7:00 – 9:00 am
  • August 13, 8:00 – 10:00 am
  • Note: You will need a stick, mouth and shin guards, and goggles (optional)


Anthony Nazzaro
Head Coach, Varsity

Location: Football Practice Field

  • August 9, equipment distribution (time TBA)
  • August 10 – 12, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  • August 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Michelle Hunsicker-Blair
Head Coach, Varsity

Location and Dates: TBA


Mayra Mejia
Adrienne Embrey
Co-Head Coaches


  • August 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Main Gym)
  • August 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Cafe)
  • August 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Main Gym)
  • August 13, Tryouts 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Main Gym)

xBoys Soccer

Kamron Azizi
Head Coach, Varsity

Christian Hellwig
Head Coach, Junior Varsity

Location: Perkins Park (community across from PHS)

  • August 10-12, 7:45 – 9:45 am
  • August 13, 7:45 – 9:45 am
  • August 13 – Scrimmage at Richard Montgomery – JV, 6:00 pm, Varsity, 7:30 pm
  • Note: You need two (2) white shirts, and shin guards

xGirls Soccer

Rod Nubgaard
Head Coach, Varsity

Jessica Hoyle
Head Coach, Junior Varsity

Location: Perkins Park (community across from PHS)

  • August 10-12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • August 13, 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Note: You need shin guards

xGirls Volleyball

Steve Lostoski
Head Coach, Varsity

Head Coach, Junior Varsity

Location: Main Gym

  • August 10 – 12, 8:00 – 10:00 am for 9th and 10th graders, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm for 11th and 12th graders
  • Note: You need knee pads