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PLAYER REGISTRATION

ALL CORRESPONDENCE from coaches will be through GroupMe chats ONLY. Make sure to join and pay attention to those messages to stay in the know. To be added to the groupme chat group, reach out to the head coach here.

Please see "What to Expect after Tryouts"

Tryouts: Doors open at 7:00 AM; be there no later than 7:30 AM. Everyone is to meet by the school's tennis courts to check in. Players arriving late will not be permitted to enter the tryout. NO EXPECTATIONS. 

 

ALL PLAYERS MUST be sure to have registered through Howard County Public School's Canvas Connect Portal. The directions can be found below or on RHS Athletic Online Registration website. All documentation uploaded and completed by Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

 

We cannot accept paper copies at the door; we CANNOT make exceptions. You will not be allowed to tryout without all your paperwork turned in.

 

View the picture to see how you know all your paperwork has been turned in, and you have successfully registered.

All items must be marked as 'YES' in the complete section.

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General Info:

Fall Sports registrations always begin in June.

 

This season, tryouts will happen from August 9, 2023, through August 11, 2023. The DEADLINE to REGISTER is Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Tryout Information: On the day of tryouts, doors open at 7:00 AM; players should be there no later than 7:30 AM. Everyone is to meet by the school's tennis courts to check-in. Players arriving late will not be permitted to enter the tryout. NO EXPECTATIONS. Players arriving late will not be permitted to enter the tryout. NO EXPECTATIONS.

What to Bring:

  • The gym is HOT, so be sure to bring a refillable water bottle. And it is extremely important to hydrate every day before tryouts begin.

  • Snacks

  • Comfortable loose-fitting clothing and a change of clothes (shirt, shorts, bra, etc) just in case.

  • Shoes: Volleyball shoes are great. However, if you don't own a pair of volleyball shoes, you should use basketball or cross trainer shoes.

  • Knee Pads: These are suggested but not required. We have knee pads for $20.00 if needed. 

  • Cell phones are not permitted during tryouts, you can have them in your bag, but that's it.

 

Other than material items, have a positive attitude and be prepared to work hard, hustle, and do your best. Be respectful to your coach. Show them you are coachable by listening and being able to take criticism. Stay focused on volleyball during practice, and don't be distracted by others.

Online Registration

Please get your paperwork in ONLINE (through Canvas) immediately. Yearly, many wait until the last minute to complete the forms needed to play. We cannot accept paper copies at the door or walk-up registrations. Submit everything on Canvas BEFORE tryouts; it takes 24 hours to turn around paperwork, so submitting the day of tryouts will not work; we CANNOT make exceptions. You will not be allowed to tryout without all your paperwork turned in.

View the picture to see how you know all your

paperwork has been turned in, and you have

successfully registered.

All items must be marked as 'YES' in the complete section.

 

(Fall Sports opens in Early June, using Canvas Parent Portal) 

Please note- Do not use Cell Phones, Use Parent Portal, Allow Pop-Ups, and Limit File Size (4MB) for all uploads.

Instructions for RHS Sports Registration

  1. Go to  https://www.hcpss.org/connect/

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

  6. Upload the following forms: Physical Examination Form dated on/after April 1, 2023. Upload ALL pages of the Physical Examination Form. Older physicals will not be accepted.

  7. Upload a RECENT Utility bill.  Older Utility bills will not be accepted.  Utility (BGE, Potomac Edison, Solar,...Water, Cable/Satellite are allowed)  **NO Cell Phone Bills will be accepted** 

  8. **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.

  9. Please, make sure Physicals have all signatures (Parent/Guardian, Athlete, and Physician) before scanning and uploading.  Fall 2023 physicals can be used for Winter 2024 and Spring 2024 seasons.  Athletes will need a new physical for the next school year, dated no earlier than April 1st of the previous school year.

  10. **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/guardians 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.

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Registration Information

What to Expect After Tryouts:

  • Those who have made the team, we will move directly into practice. It is vital you DO NOT go on vacation after August 7th. We practice every day during the week and on Saturdays until school starts, and we will need all players to be in attendance.

  • The first practice will be held on August 13th, with player's team bonding event happening immediately after practice.

  • Post tryouts Coaches will give all players and parents more information about practices and what will be expected of athletes once school starts.

  • ALL CORRESPONDENCE from coaches will be through GroupMe chats ONLY. Make sure you pay attention to those messages to stay in the know.

What to Expect After Tryouts
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