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2018 Fall Sports Tryout Information & Requirements

Fall 2018 Athletic Tryout Information (Requirements, Dates, Time and Locations)


Each Student Athlete must have the following to be eligible to try out for a team:

  1.  A valid VHSL Sports Physical Exam on file with the Athletic Trainer at the school prior to trying out for a team.  Do not drop forms off at school.  They must be provided directly to the athletic trainer, Lisa Petruzzi (  Always make a copy of the forms for your records. 


  1. An updated Emergency Care Card – Form SE3 (Turn in directly to the coach).


  1. Both Parent/Guardian and Student must complete the online concussion education program prior to tryouts/participation.


Each of these items may be accessed by visiting: (click on link below). 


General Information Regarding Eligibility

  •   The student lives within the Herndon High School boundaries.
  •   The student has changed schools with a corresponding move by parents or legal     guardian or by qualifying for one of the exceptions to the VHSL transfer regulation.
  •   The student resides with parents or legal guardian.
  •   The student has a current, complete and valid physical on file.
  •   The student received passing grades for at least five classes offered for credit that count toward graduation at the end of the immediately preceding year or semester (as appropriate)
  •   The student is currently enrolled in five courses (or the equivalent) that count as new credits toward graduation.
  •   The student is currently in which grade and semester: (No more than 8 semester).

-9th grade                                             -10th grade                          -11th grade                          -12th grade

1st or 2nd semester                           1st or 2nd semester          1st or 2nd semester        1st or 2nd semester


  •   The student’s 19th birthday is not on or before Aug. 1st, 2018. 


Cross Country – First Practice is Wednesday, Aug. 1st – 8:00 am at Herndon HS Track.

Summer Conditioning Opportunities: June 25, 26, 28 and July 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, 30, & 31st.  Athletes will meet to condition at Lake Fairfax Park Pavilion from 8:00 am – 9:30 am.  Pavilion is located off of Lake Fairfax Dr.  Make a left at the stop sign and go past the bathrooms.  The pavilion is on the right.

Questions – Contact Coach Jason Polaha at 

Also see website and visit the cross country page under fall sports.





Cheerleading - Tryouts begin Wednesday, Aug. 1st @ Herndon HS Auxiliary Gym 2:30 – 7:30 pm.

                        Day 2 Tryouts – Aug. 2nd @ Herndon HS Auxiliary Gym 2:30 – 7:30 pm.

                        Day 3 Tryouts – Aug 3rd @ Herndon HS Auxiliary Gym 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Questions – Contact Coach Jelaire Grillo at

Also see website and visit the cheerleading page under fall sports.




Golf – Tryouts will be held July 30th – Aug 2nd at Herndon Municipal Golf Course.  Arrive to course by 4:15 pm. 

Athletes are responsible for fees for the tryouts ($17.00 per day for greens fees and $7.00 for range balls, should you want to hit some balls before the tryout).  Athletes will pay fees directly to the Herndon Golf Course, cash or credit card.

Proper golf attire is required – Golf shirt and shorts/shoes.  No metal spikes on shoes.

Also see website and visit the golf page under fall sports




Volleyball – Tryouts will be held July 30 – August 2nd at Herndon High School’s Main Gym.

Freshman (All 9th grade students) – 3:30 – 5:00 pm

J.V.  (All 10th grade students) – 5:00- 6:30 pm

Varsity (All 11th and 12th grade students) – 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Shorts, T-Shirt and non-marking athletic shoes required.

Questions – Contact Coach Vladimir Jelic at

Also see website and visit the volleyball page under fall sports



Field Hockey – Tryouts will begin held July 30th – August 2nd at Herndon High School’s Auxiliary Turf Field.

JV (9th and 10th grade) 8:30 am – 11:00 am (one practice each day)

Varsity (11th and 12th grade) 8:30 – 11:00 am & 5:30 – 7:00 pm (two practice each day)

Questions – Contact Coach Mary Miller at

Also see website and visit the field hockey page under fall sports



Football – (Grades 9-12) – Week #1 practice begins July 30th – Aug.4th, 3:00 - 5:30 pm. 

Meet in the weight room by door # 6.  

Week #2, #3, & #4 – Practice will be M-F from 3:00 – 7:00 pm & Saturday’s 9:00 am – 11:30 am

See link below for complete football calendar. 

Herndon Football Calendar

Questions – Contact Coach Daniel Coghlan at DHCoghlan@fcps.ed

Also see website and visit the football page under fall sports

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