Attention Incoming Student-Athletes!
If you were unable to attend the Information Night or are new to Long Reach, Please contact coaches (emails below) and fill out the following Fall Athletics Survey.
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.
FALL-based on 4th Quarter from previous school year (10-12th graders), WINTER-based on 1st Quarter, and SPRING-based on 2nd Quarter grades.
Fall Sports Tryouts – Starting August 9, 2023, DEADLINE to REGISTER is Tuesday August 8, 2023
Winter Sports Tryouts – Starting November 15, 2023, DEADLINE to REGISTER is Monday November 14, 2023.
Spring Sports Tryouts – Starting March 1, 2024 DEADLINE to REGISTER is February 29, 2024
Online Registration for Athletes (FALL Sports opens on Monday June 5th using Canvas Parent Portal).
Parents/guardians can complete required forms, download physicals and proof of residency, and more as part of the online registration process.
Please note-Do not use Cell Phones, Use Parent Portal, Allow Pop Ups, and Limit File Size (4MB) for all uploads.
BOYS SOCCER-WED 8/9 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Location: STADIUM
CHEERLEADING-MON 8/14 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Location: AUX GYM
CROSS COUNTRY-WED 8/9 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Location: TRACK
FIELD HOCKEY-WED 8/9 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Location: HOCKEY FIELD
FOOTBALL-WED 8/9 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Location: FB PRACTICE FIELD
GIRLS SOCCER-WED 8/9 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM Location: STADIUM
GOLF-WED 8/9 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Location: TIMBERS OF TROY
VOLLEYBALL-WED 8/9 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Location: MAIN GYM
**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/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.
Updated Physical Form link: https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/preparticipation-physical-evaluation-form.pdf
Helpful How to Guide is available at http://www.hcpss.org/f/connect/hcpss-connect-guide-hs-athletic-registration.pdf
1. Do we need to turn in all paperwork or complete online registration before an athlete is allowed to tryout? Yes
2. How long are tryouts? Student athletes are given 3 days from the scheduled start date for tryouts
3. When do practices begin after tryouts? Regular Practices begin immediately after rosters are finalized at the end of tryout period.
4. How long is the Impact Test (Concussion Baseline) good for? The Impact test baseline is good for 2 years.
5. What is the roster size for _______ ? Each team roster is determined by the coaching staff.
6. How many courses do I need to be registered for my Senior year to be eligible to participate?
HCPSS requires "One on campus" course
7. Why do we have to begin on a particular date (i.e. August 9, 2023 for Fall, November 15, 2023 for Winter, and March 1, 2024 for Spring)?
The MPSSAA establishes start dates for all sports in MD
A member MPSSAA school (includes athletes) may not participate in a regularly scheduled game until at least 20 calendar days have elapsed after and including the first day of practice. Golf is the only exception.
This is why we are required to begin on August 10th so we have enough days (including the 3 Heat Acclimation days) of practice before the 1st play date which happens to be Friday September 1, 2023.
Issues could arise if we don't allow enough time for proper Heat Acclimation and/or preparation of athletes.
8. What is the link for the NCAA Eligibility Center? contact information? (For student athletes interested or planning to play in college)
For students and parents with eligibility questions:
877/262-1492 (toll free)
Additional NCAA information can be found at http://www.hcpss.org/athletics/ncaa-participation/
Allied Soccer- Rebecca Weinberg - Rebecca_Weinberg@hcpss.org
Cross Country- Kevin Lawrence - Kevin_Lawrence@hcpss.org
Field Hockey- Stephanie DeWit - Stephanie_Dewit@hcpss.org
Cheer-Elisabeth Rice - Elisabeth_Rice@hcpss.org
Football- Jamie Willis - Jamie_Willis@hcpss.org
Golf-Keith Gonsouland - Keith_Gonsouland@hcpss.org
Volleyball- Jennifer Van Oosten - Jennifer_VanOosten@hcpss.org
Girls Soccer- Chris Loetell - Christopher_Loetell@hcpss.org
Boys Soccer- Errick Henlon - Errick_Henlon@hcpss.org
Boys Basketball- Andrew Lazzor - Andrew_Lazzor@hcpss.org
Girls Basketball- Keith Williams - Keith_Williams@hcpss.org
Indoor Track- Teyarnte Carter - Teyarnte_Carter@hcpss.org
Wrestling- Scott Hunt - Scott_Hunt@hcpss.org
Winter Cheer- Elisabeth Rice - Elisabeth_Rice@hcpss.org
Allied Bowling - Courtney Dzbynski - Courtney_Dzbynski@hcpss.org
Boys Lacrosse- TBA
Girls Lacrosse- Carlie Nethken - Carlie_Nethken@hcpss.org
Tennis- Jeremy Hotchkiss - Jeremy_Hotchkiss@hcpss.org
Softball- Heather Clausen - Heather_Clausen@hcpss.org
Baseball- Anthony Lyon - Anthony_Lyon@hcpss.org
Outdoor Track- Teyarnte Carter - Teyarnte_Carter@hcpss.org
Allied Softball- TBA
The purpose of the Long Reach High School Athletics Hall of Fame is to recognize achievements of persons who have made a significant contribution to the athletic program at Long Reach High School, or who have distinguished themselves at the collegiate or professional level after participating in athletics at Long Reach. Nominees for the Long Reach Athletics Hall of Fame are divided in to three categories; Athlete/Team, Coach, and Contributor. These divisions are for the sole purpose of assisting those making nominations to understand the kind of information that is required on the nomination form. DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1st
More information on how to submit nominations coming soon!
At all Howard County athletic events, we strive to provide a pleasant and safe environment for all spectators and participants. We ask fans to refrain from:
Admission is a privilege to observe a contest, not a license to display insensitive or offensive behavior. Enjoy the event! Be a fan, not a fanatic!
By establishing an understanding of each position, we are better able to accept the actions of the other and provide greater benefits to our children. As parents, when your children become involved in our program, you have a right to understand what expectations are placed on your child. This begins with clear communication from the coach of your child’s program.
1. Philosophy of the coach.
2. Expectations the coach has for your child as well as all the players of the squad.
3. Locations and times of all practices and contests.
4. Team requirements, i.e. fees, special equipment, off-season conditioning.
5. Procedure should your child be injured during participation.
6. Discipline that result in the denial of your child’s participation.
1. Concerns expressed directly to coach.
2. Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance.
3. Specific concern in regard to a coach’s philosophy and/or expectations.
As your children become involved in programs at Long Reach, they will experience some of the most rewarding moments of their lives. It is important to understand that there also may be times when things do not go the way you or your child wishes. At these times, discussion with the coach is encouraged.
1. The treatment of your child, mentally or physically.
2. Ways to help your child improve.
3. Concerns about your child’s behavior.
It is very difficult to accept your child not playing as much as you may want. However, playing time is earned in the estimation of the coaches and is not an entitlement. Coaches are professionals and they make judgment decisions based on what they believe to be the best for all students involved. As you have read from the list above, certain things can be and should be discussed with the coach.
1. Playing time
2. Team strategy
3. Play calling
4. Other student-athletes
There are situations that may require a conference between the coach and the parent. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the others’ position. When these conferences are necessary, the following procedure should be followed to help promote a resolution to the issue of concern.
1. Wait 24 hours before you make initial contact with the coach.
2. After you have waited 24 hours call or email the coach to set-up an appointment.
3. If the coach cannot be reached, email/call Dan Sageman, the Athletics and Activities Manager, and a meeting will be arranged for you.
Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach. Meetings of this nature do not promote resolution. This is why waiting 24 hours before the initial contact with the coach is such a crucial step in the resolution process.
Parents are encouraged to discuss issues and problems with the Athletics and Activities Manager. However, if a parent has specific complaint regarding a coach, then the coach must have the opportunity to be present to meet with the parent.
A full-time high school 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. If a student withdraws from a course, the grades at the time of withdrawal will be used in determining academic eligibility.
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.
Updated Physical form link: https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/preparticipation-physical-evaluation-form.pdf
Updated Covid Information Form Link: https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/covid-info-signoff-form.pdf
*Note-All incoming 9th graders are eligible for Fall Sports
FORM 1: HCPSS Athletic Participation Form
FORM 2: PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION FORM (Verification of an examination after April 1 or within 12 months of the tryout date for the particular sport) Updated Form Link: https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/preparticipation-physical-evaluation-form.pdf
FORM 3: SPORTS CONCUSSION TESTING PROGRAM AND RELEASE OF INFORMATION
FORM 4:CONCUSSION INFORMATION SHEET
FORM 5: SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST INFORMATION
FORM 6: Covid Information Form https://www.hcpss.org/f/athletics/covid-info-signoff-form.pdf
Proof of Residence, Documents of proof are a current 2023-2024 (dated July 2023/August 2023 for Fall, September 2023/October 2023/November 2023 for Winter, January 2024/February 2024/March 2024 for Spring) utility bill, excluding a cell phone bill
Student athletic policy agreement form for new student athletes.
Agreement for families that acknowledge HCPSS may administer pre-concussion baseline testing and post-concussion testing after a sports-related injury.
Overview of concussion signs and symptoms that can occur in student athletes.
Physician forms for future student athletes to fill out prior to sport seasons.
Protocols for administration of student medication during school hours along with a medication administration history form for physicians.
Acknowledgement statement and guidelines for identifying and responding to a cardiac arrest scenario.