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Sports Physicals


Charles County Public Schools students who plan to try out for any school-sponsored interscholastic sports team are required to have a physical performed by a licensed physician.

Charles County Public Schools is offering sports physicals to their student-athletes at the following schools:

Sports Physical Host Site Date Time
Westlake High School Saturday, June 17, 2017 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thomas Stone High School Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Students interested in having their physical done at school should go to the host school during the time frame listed.  Students must have the parent portion of the physical form completed and signed along with the $30 (cash only) fee at the time of registration.  Students will not be seen by the doctor without the required materials. Physical forms and permission forms may be obtained from the athletic director or home school front office.  Physicals will be limted to the first 100 students and will be done on a first come first served basis.

A Charles County Public Schools physical form must be turned in to the school athletic director prior to the first day of practice. No student is allowed to practice or try out for a team without a completed physical form signed and approved by a licensed physician. A physical is valid for one year. Parents and students are responsible for keeping physicals up-to-date.

Other forms needed before a student is permitted to try out are: authorization for participation in interscholastic athletics, emergency medical card, verification of insurance and a Statement of the Student-Parent Handbook. The school athletic directors or coaches provide these forms to all athletes.

The school system recommends that the student's primary care physician perform the required physical, as this physician knows the student and is familiar with the student's medical history. If a family physician is not available, the clinics listed below may be able to provide a sports physical. Call ahead to get specific costs and times.


Phone Number

Bryan's Road Medical Center 301-283-2800
Convenient Health Care 301-645-8550
Holistic Health 301-899-6660
Hollywood Medical Center 301-373-2116
Med-Surg Walk-in Clinic 301-934-2299
My Doctor Urgent Care 301-396-4444
Western County Family Medical Center 301-246-4860

Download and print the physical and permission form.

In addition to the physical, there are academic requirements for participation in sports. Student grades are calculated and reported as four quarters throughout the school year. The minimum grade-point average (GPA) for extracurricular activities is 2.25. Eligibility for the fall sports season and extracurricular activities will be based on a student’s fourth quarter GPA at the end of the prior school year.

Additional requirements include:

  • Eligibility for winter extracurricular activities will be based on a student’s first quarter GPA.
  • Eligibility for spring extracurricular activities will be based on a student’s second quarter GPA.
  • If a student receives a failing grade in any quarter, they are ineligible for the remainder of the season, for post-season participation and for the following quarter.
  • Students will not be able to regain eligibility at interim report time or at any other time during the quarter, season or activity time frame.
  • Students who are academically ineligible at the end of the fourth quarter cannot regain eligibility until after the first quarter of the following school year.

The following is a breakdown of requirements for students in grades 6-12.

Sixth-grade students:

  • Students who are promoted from the fifth grade automatically meet the GPA and attendance requirement for the first quarter.
  • Starting with the second quarter, students must have earned a 2.25 GPA during the first quarter, and have no failing (F) grades.
  • Students must also not have missed more than 4.5 days of school the previous quarter.

Seventh- and eighth-grade students:

  • Students must meet promotion standards.
  • Students must have earned a 2.25 GPA during the previous quarter and have no failing (F) grades.
  • Students must also not have missed more than 4.5 days of school the previous quarter.

Ninth through twelfth grade students:

  • Students must meet promotion standards.
  • Students must have earned a 2.25 GPA during the previous quarter with no failing (F) grades.
  • Students must also not have missed more than 4.5 days of school the previous quarter.

Parents should call their child's school athletic director with specific questions about sports participation.

Athletic directors are:

  • Tony Mast, Henry E. Lackey High School, 301-743-5431, 301-753-1753

  • Richard Pauole, La Plata High School, 301-934-1100, 301-753-1754

  • Pamela Van Bellen, Maurice J. McDonough High School, 301-934-2944, 301-753-1755

  • Brad Criss, Thomas Stone High School, 301-843-0074, 301-753-1756

  • Dom Zaccarelli, Westlake High School, 301-645-8857, 301-753-1758  

  • Andy Shattuck, North Point High School, 301-753-1759

  • Jennifer Smith, St Charles High School, 301-753-2090


Universal Immediate Care of Athletic Injuries

The following procedure (R.I.C.E.) will be used in response to injuries incurred during an athletic practice or game.

Rest: Do not use the injured body part until pain free activity can be resumed.

Ice: Apply ice directly to the injured area 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, for the first three hours. After 72 hours, 20 minutes on, 40 minutes off, one time. Do not use chemical packs directly on facial injuries. Do not apply heat if swelling, inflammation or pain persists.

Compression: Wrap from below the injured area and toward the body and use a pad under the wrap to add compression forces to retard swelling and activate absorption. When sleeping, loosen the wrap, but do not remove it.

Elevation: Elevate to a level above the heart to reduce bleeding and swelling. Every injury that requires the use of this procedure should be evaluated by the athletic trainer, the athlete’s family physician or by an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. Athletes referred to a doctor by the athletic trainer or coach must present a doctor’s note giving permission to return to play or practice.

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