Cougars News · FAQ’s about 1st Semester Workouts

When are the voluntary workout seasons?

Spring: October 5th – October 30th

Fall: November 2nd – December 4th

Winter: January 4th – January 29th

Do students need to register for the voluntary workout 1st semester?  Yes! Students must be registered by a parent using

Do students need an up-to-date physical in order to participate?
Yes! Physicals are valid for one calendar year. So if a student submitted an up-to-date physical to Thomas Stone in the 2019-2020 school year, the physical is on file and could still be valid. Students who need a copy of the physical paperwork to take to your doctor can find it in the link below.



How can we submit a physical? You can upload the physical during step 4 of the online registration process.

Do I need to submit paperwork for the parent permission slip?  The form is incorporated into the registration.  There is no form to submit.  Simply agree to all the questions asked by clicking a box.

Are there tryouts for the first semester season?  No – first semester workouts are open to any students who are interested in a sport. There are no tryouts or cuts during this first semester workout period.

How often will teams meet during the defined season?  We are setting our practices for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:00 – 5:30.  If there is a rain out or a holiday, the practice will be moved to the next day.  However, there will be no Saturday or Sunday sessions.

Is there an academic eligibility requirement?  NO.  Not for 1st semester workouts.

Can I participate in more than one sport per season?  No, only one sport per season this school year.

Do I need to participate in first semester workouts in order to do the spring in person seasons?
No.  The two seasons will be independent of one another.  Participation in these first semester workouts does not guarantee that you will be part of the team in the spring.  There will be full tryouts and cuts for the MPSSAA sanctioned seasons in the 2nd semester.  First semester participation will have no bearing on spring cuts.

How do I know if my registration went through or if I need a new physical?
You will get an email from the athletic director or the coach within the next few days.

What protocol will be in place due to COVID-19?
All workouts will adhere to the social distancing guidelines according to Governor Hogan, Dr. Hill, and CCPS Policies. All student-athletes and coaches will need to wear a mask when they arrive and when they leave workouts. All student-athletes will need to bring their own water. Attendance at each workout will be strictly documented by the coaches in order to contract trace. These workouts are CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to Brad Criss

Athletic Director at Thomas Stone High School.