Prince William County Schools (PWCS) has decided to allow out of season practice. The number one concern is the safety of our staff and students. After much consideration, we believe we can provide the opportunity for our students to improve on their social, mental, and physical health by allowing out of season practice. Initially this out of season practice will mostly be in the form of conditioning as no equipment will be allowed. Every coach participating will receive training about the precautions being taken and the expectations the division has to follow social distancing practices and guidelines. Out of season practice sessions are not mandatory for our students nor our coaches. A safety precaution we are taking, is the answering of a mandatory daily Covid-19 health screening utilizing the SportsWare Online program. Prior to participating in out of season practice, athletes are required to provide the Athletic Department with a current physical dated on or after May 1, 2020, a signed PWCS concussion training, and a completed emergency card. Coaches will review Covid-19 safety precautions with their student-athletes so help ensure safe practices during practice sessions. To enter your information, visit www.swol123.net. The first time you visit the website you will need to enter your school email address and click Get Password. Below you will find instructions to help you log in and register. The information you entered is not shared outside of your individual school. The certified athletic trainer is the only person who has access to your medical information. The emergency contact information can be accessed by the athletes coach during their respective season only. SportsWare is fully HIPPA compliant.
All physical examinations must take place after May 1, 2021 for a student-athlete to participate in sports at Patriot for the 2021-2022 school year. The examination results and physician's signature must be on this form and submitted to the activities office prior to tryouts.
This timeline will let you know what you should be doing during your high school years to ensure that you are eligible to play sports in college.