Winter Sports

After careful consideration and with the support of our School Board, we (HCPS) have decided the following:

  • The winter sports season may begin on Monday, January 4. 
  • Middle school winter sports will not be permitted.
  • Eighth grade students will be allowed to try out for high school teams.
  • Winter sports competitions will be limited to only Hanover schools.
  • All conditioning programs, tryouts, and practices at all schools will remain suspended until January 4 which is the first day after winter break.
  • Teams that qualify for postseason play will be allowed to compete.

 We understand the importance of sports and other extracurricular activities to our students’ well-being beyond the playing field and believe this decision to offer a limited season allows us to continue offering a holistic education in these uncertain times. 

Nevertheless, we remain concerned about the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases reported recently in our county and school division. We will continue to monitor this closely and make any decisions regarding sports or our daily operations that may be necessary. In order to ensure a successful sports season, we need every person in our community to stay vigilant in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

This collective effort will allow us to continue offering a face-to-face learning option and now field sports teams. As we announced earlier this month, spectators’ attendance at extracurricular school-related events remains suspended. This includes athletics activities.

Athletics directors and coaches at each school will share more specific information soon.

All athletes trying out for a winter sport must have a VHSL physical completed after May 1, 2020. Forms are available online.

View a full outline of the VHSL calendar online.

Girls Basketball

Coach: Michael Rawlings
Tryouts/First Week of Practice
January 4–8
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

January 9
10:00 a.m. to noon

**Please email Coach Rawlings for any information regarding workouts, meetings, and tryouts.**

Boys Basketball

Coach: Rally Axselle
Tryouts/First Week of Practice
January 4–8
3:45 to 5:30 p.m.

January 9
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

January 4–8
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

January 9
12:15 to 3:15 p.m.

**Please email Coach Axselle
for any information regarding workouts, practices, and upcoming meetings.**

Sideline Cheer (Basketball and Football)

Coach: Christine Hogan
January 4
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Attire: Black t-shirt, black shorts/leggings

January 5
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Attire: Raider blue t-shirt, black shorts/leggings
Location for Monday and Tuesday: Atlee Commons

January 6
4:00 p.m.
Attire: White t-shirt, black shorts/leggings
Location: Atlee Auditorium
A blue, white, or black bow must be worn every day during the tryout clinic.

Parent/Cheer Gear meeting on Thursday, January 7 at 5:00 p.m. (virtually).

Mandatory practices begin on Thursday, January 7 from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. in the Atlee main gym.

**Please email Coach Hogan for any information regarding workouts, tryouts, and meetings.

Indoor Track

Coach: Neil Mathews
Parents Meetings via Zoom - December 29 at 7:00 p.m. (Please attend one. Email Coach Mathews for Zoom information.)
Practices Begin
January 4 - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (8th–12th graders welcome)

Online team apparel shop is open now. Uniform and shorts are required for new athletes. Order now! Tell your friends, bring your friends, dress warmly, and expect to have fun!
**Please email Coach Mathews for any information concerning workouts, practices, and meetings.


Coach: Lee Withers
Practices to take place at All-American Gymnastics beginning the week of January 4.
January 4–7
8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

**Please email Coach Withers
for any information concerning workouts, meetings, and locations.


Coach: Karen Seeber
Information can be found on the team's Schoology page - group access code: 6F7W5-XV55T
Tryouts (at Burkwood Pool)
January 4, 5, and 7 - 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

**For January 4 Only **
Girls Only - 8:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Boys Only - 8:45 to 9:30 p.m.

**Please email Coach Seeber
for any information regarding off-season workouts and meetings.


Coach: Gabe Lavey
Practices/Tryouts Begin
January 4–7
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

**Please email Coach Lavey
for any information regarding workouts and meetings.


Coach: Brian Carr


Coach: Brian Carr

One-Act Play

Coach: Charles Wax

Scholastic Bowl

Coach: George Pavelis
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