Bruins News · Registration Opening on 10/9 for Bruin’s First Semester Fall Sports Opportunities


General Information and Rationale

The Broadneck Athletic Department promotes and fosters a rigorous and diverse athletic program which compliments the academic excellence of our student-athletes.  It is our goal to offer participation opportunities, a sense of school-community engagement, and social-emotional support to all involved.  After more than six months since spring season practices and scrimmages abruptly ended last March, AACPS Athletics feels honored to have the opportunity to safely re engage with student-athletes, both on our campuses and virtually.  We are transitioning to a return to high school athletics in way that may not feel “normal,” but we are excited to move forward.  We will be following approved “out-of-season” procedures and protocols that have been vetted by health department officials.  We want to be clear that there is no pressure for anyone to participate in these sessions.  Participation in our fall semester plans is voluntary and completely independent of the MPSSAA-sponsored, modified competitive seasons that are slated to start in February of 2021.  We look forward to safely welcoming back AACPS students to their campuses.


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Participation Numbers

Our county goal is to accommodate every student who successfully registers with their school. Each coaching staff will facilitate a minimum of two groups of 50 (or 100 total). The exception is football, where up to 3 groups (or 150 total) will be accommodated.

  • In the event more than 100 students register for a sport (or 150 for football), we will work with coaches to add sessions (if feasible).
  • In the event that extra sessions are not feasible, we will include returning student-athletes first and then select students for the remaining available slots using a fair lottery system. In this scenario the lottery system will be managed by the athletic department and school administration, using an unbiased, randomized process that provides each student in the lottery an equal opportunity to be chosen.

Framework 

  • Our Points of Emphasis are Participation, School-Community Engagement, and Social-emotional Support.
  • Our schedule is structured such that all 23 sports will be given an opportunity to participate.
  • Sports will be grouped based on traditional seasons, starting with fall, then spring then winter.
  • Attendance and tracking will be done on a county-approved process.
  • All activity will be outside (will adjust for inside later if allowable).
  • Everyone involved will maintain social distance of least 6 feet whenever feasible.
  • Everyone involved will wear masks whenever they are not engaged in physical exertion.
  • Everyone will bring their own water bottles, towels, and equipment whenever feasible.

General Scheduling Information 

Each fall program will conduct no more than two in person practices per week for a period of four weeks (10/19-11/14).  Schedules for these practices will be determined in conjunction with our administration and communicated through a virtual meeting during the week of 10/13-10/16.  Times, date, and links to the sport specific virtual meetings will be posted on www.broadneckathletics.org by the end of the day on Monday, 10/12. Please email the head coach of specific programs if there are questions that pertain only to that sport. There contact information can be found by clicking here: Head Coaches Directory 


Registration Information

Please note that all students planning to participate in our 1st semester opportunities must separately register for each of the seasons that they plan to participate.  This is a separate registration than was open during the summer months.  All student athletes must register at: https://www.familyid.com/programs/2020-fall-sports-registration-1st-semester-on-campus-only .

Our Fall Sports program will begin on Monday October 19th. In order to participate all athletes must have completed the FamilyID registration process no later than 5pm on October 15th and provided evidence of a physical evaluation completed by a medical professional dated after November 15, 2019. No hard copies of the physical will be accepted.

The physical should be done using the approved AACPS physical form and it must be:

  1. complete, including clearance to participate in sports
  2. signed and stamped by the physician.
  • Physicals should be submitted electronically as you are registering your child for their specific fall sport.  If a physical was submitted upon registering for fall sports earlier in the summer and it was approved, it is valid for the entire SY 2020-2021.
  • Hard copies of physicals will NOT be accepted. Uploading them electronically is the preferred method, but if necessary they can be emailed to knecessary@aacps.org.
  • Notice of approval of both registrations and physicals will be sent from Broadneck’s athletic department throughout the registration period.
  • No student will be able to participate without completed registration and an approved physical.
  • Physicals should NOT be given to individual sport coaches at any time.