Panthers News · Fall Tryouts Coming Soon

Good Afternoon,

With the first week of August already here, it’s time to start gearing up for the fall sports season. Fall Sports begin on Wednesday August 14th.  Below is everything you need to know to guarantee a smooth start to your student’s first days of tryouts.

All paperwork, including a scanned copy of your physical, should be submitted through the online portal found by clicking this link: Here you can find directions, login information, and forms that need to be completed PRIOR to tryouts or your student will not be eligible to participate. You can also get to this page by going to the school website, hovering over “Athletics” and clicking “Athletic Forms”.


Below are several options still available for Pre-Participation Sports physicals being held in the area over the coming days at a discounted cost. Also attached is the physical and health history form for download/printing. Print only the necessary forms and take with you to your child’s physician regardless of where you go. This can also be found using the link above. Note that a well-child exam is not the same as a pre-participation sports exam. If you use any form other than the one attached or available on our website, the paperwork must reference being cleared for physical activity, sports, or a variation of that. Any questions regarding online paperwork should be directed to Ms. Radiance Jackson, the Athletic Trainer at

Option 1: Elaine Ellis Center of Health

Prince George’s County Public Schools is collaborating with Elaine Ellis Center of Health to make sure your athlete is ready to hit the ground running for school year 2019/2020. Parkdale HS will host physicians on August 7th from 4-6pm
Cost: $25

Option 2: MedstarPrompt Care

Walk Ins Welcome at

MedstarPrompt Care Health at Hyattsville
6401 America Blvd suite #200
Hyattsville, MD 20782, 8am-5pm
Cost $35 cash or check


Physicals can also be completed with your child’s Primary Care Physician or local walk-in clinics such as CVS Minute Clinic ($69), Walgreens ($69), Righttime ($45), Adventist Health Urgent Care ($60), etc. Regardless of where the physical is completed, please make sure the required paperwork is filled out to prevent any delays in your athlete being able to tryout.

The tryout schedule is below.  ALL students are required to check in 45 to 30 minutes prior to tryouts in the Main Gymnasium to be cleared by the Athletic Trainer.


Football – August 14  4:00-6:00pm

Boys soccer – August 14  4:00-6:00pm

Girls Soccer – August 14 & 15  3:30-5:00pm

Volleyball – August 14 & 15 (All Grades) from 4:00-7:00 pm in the main gym.
August 15 & 16 (9th & 10th) only from 4:00-7:00pm in the main gym.

Tennis shoes must be worn.  Full Team Practices will begin August 17, and will be every weekday from 4:00-6:00pm for the remainder of the season.

Golf: All interested in Golf please contact Coach Stavely:

CheerAug 15th  10:00-1:00pm  Main Gymnasium White t-shirt, black shorts, tennis shoes

Cross CountryAug 14th  5:00-7:00pm…Meet at Parkdale High School

Boys: Daily practices (Mon-Fri) start Thursday, August 15, 3:30-5:00 Greenbelt Park

Girls: Daily practices (Mon-Fri) start Thursday, August 15, 3:30-5:00 Greenbelt Park

**Cross country practices will be held at Greenbelt Park (6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770). We will meet at the main pavilions. Bring a water bottle, running shoes, and a wrist watch with a stopwatch function. There will be a 1-mile time trial as part of the first practice. Tips to avoid stomach cramps on your first day of cross country practice: don’t eat anything for 2-3 hours before practice; hydrate early in the day, but don’t drink any large quantities within an hour of practice.

Cross country runners will need to provide their own transportation to Greenbelt Park for summer practices.

Finally, a reminder of the All Sports Parent Meeting and Coaches “meet & greet” next Tuesday evening, August 13th at 7:00pm in the cafeteria.  We are excited about the start of the season and look forwarding to seeing everyone, both new faces and returning, next Monday!



Brian J. Moore
Athletic Director

Parkdale High School
(301) 513-5700 ext 85189