MCHS Athletics General Information
ALL Fall sports start the first week of August (exact dates set by NCHSAA on a yearly basis) www.nchsaa.org
Check the MCHS website calendar and athletics calendar/website for specifics for each sport as they may vary. With the exception of golf, tryouts will be somewhere on the MCHS campus. The practice fields (by the Town of Cary Community Center), the turf fields (by the Town of Cary multipurpose fields/playground area), the MCHS Gymnasiums (Main, Auxillary, or Community Center Gym) are all used by the Fall teams. Some teams practice/workout in the mornings and some go in the evenings. Each Sport is different.
Winter tryouts are usually around early to mid November, Spring tryouts are around mid-February. Each team varies as to when they do off season workouts. See your sport specific coach for details.
See below for links to the MCHS website calendar, athletics website, coaching staff links, participation forms.
EVERY participant must have a complete/current physical and participation forms on file BEFORE working out or trying out for a team. AND, each student must be assigned to MCHS and be enrolled before participating. IF the student is coming from a local Middle School and is assigned to MCHS, they are eligible IF all other paperwork is complete. IF a student is transferring into MCHS, the student MUST be enrolled by the MCHS Student Services Staff in order to participate. The student may not participate if they have an appointment to be enrolled. The MCHS Student Services department should give the student a schedule if they are transferring in and that will be the form to show the coach for participation.
Ticket to Play
MCHS uses the Ticket to Play process in which prospective Student Athletes have to show up for Coach Smith (Athletic Trainer) and Coach Wray (Athletic Director) to check physical paperwork and eligibility. There will be 2 dates and times for the morning and 1 for the evening for athletes to get this done. For the Fall, this will be scheduled around the last week of July. Failure to get a ticket, will result in the athlete not being allowed to participate, NO EXCEPTIONS.
For the Winter and Spring, these will be done during lunches for 3 days with each sport being assigned a day to come. These are usually within a week or two of actual tryouts starting.
Student Athletes who wish to sign their Letter of Intent at MCHS Athletics Signing days must have participated their Junior year and intend to play their Senior year at MCHS. Athletes who have sustained a season ending injury or are new to MCHS are exempt to this policy.
Spectators are to stay in spectator seating areas at all times at home and away games - before, during, and after the game unless summoned by MCHS game day administration or officials.