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					     Towson High School
    Department of Athletics

        Joslyn Travis
       Athletic Director




Handbook for Parents of Athletes
          2009-2010



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               Parent Handbook Table of Contents
Philosophy                                                                    page 3
Core Values                                                                   page 3
Purpose of Handbook                                                           page 4
Goals for Student Athletes                                                    page 4
Chain of Command                                                              page 4
Player-Coach Relationship                                                     page 4
Parent-Player Relationship                                                    page 5
Relationship With Officials                                                   page 5
Spectator-Cheerleader                                                         page 5
Parent-Coach                                                                  page 5
Expectations for Spectator Behavior                                           page 6
Responsibilities of an Athlete                                                page 6
Responsibilities of a Coach                                                   page 6
Policies of Towson High School Athletic Department                    page 7- 17
         a. Eligibility                                                       page 7
         b. Enrollment in the School                                          page 7
         c. Varsity – Junior Varsity Designations                             page 8
         d. Intramural Participation                                          page 8
         e. Citizenship                                                       page 8
         f. Health Forms, Insurance and Safety                                page 9
         g. Participation on One Team Per Season                              page 10
         h. Attendance to School and Practice                                 page 10
         i. Physical Education Participation                                  page 10
         j. Hot Weather Guidelines                                            page 10
         k. Thunder and Lightening                                            page 11
         l. Cold Weather                                                      page 12
         m. Participation, Try-Outs and Selection of the Team                 page 13
         n. Interscholastic Practices                                         page 13
         o. Scrimmages                                                        page 14
         p. Assumptions of Risk                                               page 14
         q. Hazing                                                            page 15
         r. Illegal Substances/Substance Abuse/OTC                            page 15
         s. Removal From a Game                                               page 15
         t. Transportation                                                    page 15
         u. Participation in Outside Teams                                    page 16
Athletic Trainer                                                      page 16- 18
         a. Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Staff                       page 16
         b. Athletic Training Room Location and Hours                         page 16
         c. Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medications                     page 17
         d. General First-Aid for Common Athletic Injuries                    page 17
         e. Sports Related Concussions                                        page 18
         f. Athlete Participation Suspension Due to Injury                    page 18
         g. Emergency Transportation of Student/Athlete to Hospital           page 18
Athletic Events                                                               page 19
Playing Time for Contests                                                     page 19
Awards                                                                        page 20
Sportsmanship                                                                 page 20
MPSSAA regions                                                                page 22
Directions to BCPS schools                                            page 23-29
Contact Information                                                           page 30
Important Web-Sites and Email Information                                     page 30
Sign-off Sheet                                                                page 31
Forms                                                                 page 32-39


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Philosophy

The philosophy of Towson High School‟s Athletic Department is to foster a tradition of excellence through
education and competitive experiences in athletics, to have a focus on sportsmanship at all times and to allow
our students to grow beyond their classroom experiences. We believe that interscholastic athletics is a way to
achieve a balanced educational program for our students with the understanding that academics are the
student‟s first responsibility.

Athletic competition, by its nature, can contribute to a student‟s greater awareness of self-discipline, a growth
of emotional maturity and an increasing realization of the worth of the team. We work to promote team work,
aid in building a student‟s self-esteem and teach educationally sound sportsmanship practices. Students should
realize that participation in athletics is not only a privilege but it is also an honor that requires responsibility
for maintaining one‟s academic standing in the classroom and for maintaining high standards of conduct
throughout the school day as well as outside of school hours. Our main concern for our students is their health
and well being and always comes before the outcome of an athletic contest.

All of our coaches should be leaders to our young men and women by constantly and consistently setting
good examples of what sportsmanship and athletics is. It is expected that our coaches will be consistent and
fair in all rules and regulations applied to the athletes they coach. They should be aware of all county and state
guidelines and should be a reliable source of information concerning such.

The primary goal of our interscholastic athletic program will always be to encourage effort, commitment,
positive attitudes and dignity. It is recognized that a positive athletic program can significantly contribute to
the school‟s morale and community pride as well as the pride and honor of all persons involved in the athletic
program at Towson High School.

Core Values

Integrity- Towson High School athletes and coaches are committed to doing what is right even when no one is
looking. Integrity is more then honesty, it involves keeping commitments, being sincere, being trustworthy in
word and action and expecting the same from others. This character trait is the foundation of our core values.

Excellence- Towson High School athletes and coaches are committed to high standards, thoroughness and
accuracy. We strive to give our best effort in all we do. The tradition of excellence that exists at Towson High
School is due in part to the countless athletes and coaches that have contributed to the rich history of athletics.

Collaboration- Towson High School athletes and coaches are committed to working as a team and uniting all
stakeholders to achieve the same common goals and make decision in the best interest of our student/athletes.
Towson High School athletes and coaches are committed achieving high quality job performance by
supporting each other and dedicating ourselves to meeting the goals for all student/athletes.

Respect- Towson High School athletes and coaches are committed valuing contributions from each individual
and encourage all members of the community to be independent thinkers. We expect all members of the
community to have a positive regard for themselves as well as each other.

Empowerment- Towson High School athletes and coaches are encouraged to think critically and
independently, use effective communication skills and implement analytical reasoning throughout their day.
Students and coaches are also encouraged to evaluate their choices critically, value individual potential and
talent and foster creativity.



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Purpose of Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to describe the rules, policies, procedures, regulations and framework within
which the Towson High School Athletic Department functions. The handbook is meant to provide information
that will facilitate successful participation in athletics. The content should be carefully reviewed by both
parents/guardians and the student/athlete. Upon reviewing the content, the student and his/her parents should
sign the attached form and submit to the coach prior to the first contest.

Goals for Student Athletes

The goals for students who participate in the interscholastic athletic program include: developing feelings of
self-worth, learning appropriate behavior when working with others, learning to cooperative in a competitive
context, learning to understand and control emotions, developing good health habits, improving physical
fitness and learning sports skills. Additionally, interscholastic athletics provides an opportunity for the entire
student body to demonstrate school spirit and positive citizenship.

Chain of Command

At Towson High School, the following chain of command shall be followed:
                                                   Principal
                                               Athletic Director
                                                 Head Coach
                                             Assistant/JV Coach
                                                    Player
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your child‟s interscholastic participation, please
communicate through the appropriate chain above. The initial contact should always be player to coach.

When Injury Occurs:
One key to effectively managing emergencies is effective communication. In order to establish clear
communication there must be a chain of command in place when dealing with emergent situations.
               1. Athletic Director
               2. Certified Athletic Trainer
               3. Administrator/Administrator on Duty
               4. Physician (Team or Spectator)
               5. Head Coach
               6. Officials
Certain situations will denote differing hierarchies of responsibilities and shall be outlined when necessary.
No matter who takes charge of the situation at the time the event occurs there must be follow up
communication with either the athletic director and/or the principal.

Player-Coach Relationship

The player coach relationship is perhaps the most critical relationship in athletics. A parent can have a
profound impact on this very important and delicate relationship. While you may not agree with all the
decision of a coach, how and when you express your feelings can have a decided effect upon your child.

If you express a negative opinion in front of your child, you need to remember that he/she will return to
practice the next day and may carry the burden of your feelings. Your child will then have to interact with the
coach. The parent can greatly affect this relationship.



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Providing technical or strategic instruction at home may interfere and conflict with the instruction process at
the practice sessions and games. This may ultimately impede your child‟s progress and affect their playing
time, or whether they earn a starting position. You should encourage your child to advocate for themselves
and to approach the coach to discuss concerns or problems at an appropriate time. This is an important life-
skill, and parents need to remain in the background in a supportive role.

Parent-Player Relationship

Being positive and supportive is important, but adding pressure and unrealistic expectations can be extremely
harmful. Please allow your son or daughter to enjoy and grow from their athletic experience. As stated by
many national studies, most athletes participate for enjoyment and fun. Excessive pressure or expectations can
alter this most fundamental reason for playing.

Relationship With Officials

The commissioner of a given sport assigns officials to the scheduled games for a season. Neither team has
control over which officials are assigned to our games or how many we get. Officials agree to follow a code
of ethics. Officials have no interest in which team wins and which loses they have a job to call a game and
keep things under control. It is important to understand that they are a necessary part of the game and that a
contest can not be played without them.

While some may not agree with the calls that are made please do not taunt or harass them. Comments directed
out loud towards the officials will be interpreted as unsportsmanlike behavior and will give cause for the
individual to be asked to leave. It is also important to remember that the officials are in charge of the contest
and have complete authority to have unruly spectators removed. In many sports, a team may see the same
officials several times throughout the season and coaches, athletic administrators and school officials work
hard to establish a rapport as well as a good working relationship with them. This relationship could easily be
damaged by the conduct of spectators or athletes. Coaches and assignors routinely evaluate contest officials as
well as the fans behavior and the school‟s enforcement of the sportsmanship policy.

Spectator-Cheerleader

Cheerleaders try to generate spirit and enthusiasm with the fans by leading them in selected cheers. They set
the tone for the event by being cooperative and positive to each other, the spectators, the other team and the
officials. Please follow the direction of the cheerleaders at all athletic contests.

Parent-Coach

Obviously as a parent you are always concerned for your child‟s welfare, you want the best for him or her.
But, please allow the coach to instruct and guide the team, this is crucial.

Should you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your child‟s team situation, please do not approach
the coach immediately at the conclusion of the contest. At that time coaches have other responsibilities. It may
also be an emotional time for everyone. If you feel that your child can not handle this matter, you may call
and make an appointment for a later time and approach this meeting in a calm, courteous and logical manner.
Please remember that topics viewed as inappropriate to speak with a coach about include: playing time, team
strategies, play calling and other student/athletes.

One of the responsibilities of the coach at the conclusion of games is to have a brief meeting with the players.
Athletes should not pause to talk with parents or friends until the post game meeting and clean up of the field
have occurred. These meetings, though brief, discuss vital aspects of athletics, including but not limited to

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experiences from the game, highlights, injury discussion, equipment management, next day plans and other
important team matters. Parents must not enter onto the playing area or approach the team at the end of the
game. Rather, parents and spectators should wait for the players to exit the field after they have cleaned up the
field.

Expectations for Spectator Behavior

    Applaud players for their efforts.
    Accept the decisions of the officials.
    Appreciate participants for their commitment.
    Support school personnel in conducting an orderly and spirited contest.
    Maintain composure when things seem to go against your team.
    Respect the rights of other spectators.
    Reward sportsmanlike behavior through cheering.
    Focus attention on positive aspects of competition.
    Encourage players by showing enthusiasm and positive recognition.
    Demonstrate concern for the safety and welfare of athletes.

Responsibilities of an Athlete

                   Coaches expect an athlete to commit and adhere to the following guidelines:
1.   The team‟s goals, welfare and success must come before those of any individual.
2.   An athlete needs to consistently attend practice sessions. This also includes weekend and holiday sessions.
     Athletes are expected to commit for the entire season, through the play-offs and ultimately the state
     championships. Any conflict in the schedule must be communicated to the head coach immediately upon
     knowledge of the conflict.
3.   Players must be receptive to coaching and skill progression.
4.   Acceptance of responsibility for care and return or replacement of all school issued uniforms or
     equipment. Athletes will be finically responsible for school equipment and uniforms that are not returned
     or are damage through abuse or misuse.
5.   As a member of a team, an athlete must agree to and follow the team rules. Athletes need to remember
     that they are ambassadors and represent not only themselves, but also the coaching staff, school and
     county. Their conduct and behavior on and off the field/court is a reflection of the program.
6.   Athletes must report all injuries to the coach, the athletic director and/or the athletic trainer immediately.
     They are expected to follow the recommendations for treatment and to return to participation only after
     clearance from the athletic trainer or a physician.

Responsibilities of a Coach

                         Towson High School coaches‟ have the following responsibilities:
1.   The selection of the squad.
2.   The determination of the style of play, including the offensive and defensive philosophy.
3.   The teaching and instruction of sequential progression of skills at practice.
4.   The determination of who starts and how long an athlete plays in a contest. As well as the decision of who
     plays in what position.
5.   The establishing of team rules.
6.   The selection of team captains.
7.   The communication of practice, games and transportation schedules as well as any changes made to those
     schedules.
8.   To monitor and encourage academic success.
9.   To assist the athlete with the college recruitment process.
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10. To supervise the athletes from the start of practice until the student/athlete is picked up by a parent, walks
    home or drives themselves home.

Policies of Towson High School Athletic Department:

Eligibility

   1. Ninth grade students entering high school for the first time must not have failed two or more subjects
      from the preceding grading period.

   2. Students are ineligible if:

       a. They have received a failing or incomplete mark in any two or more subjects for the preceding
          grading period.

          i. First, second, third, and fourth grading period will be used for determining scholastic eligibility
                for winter, spring, and fall.

          ii. The beginning dates for grading periods shall be designated on the approved school schedule.

        b. They re-enter school after withdrawing and their work or conduct at the time of withdrawal was
           such that they would not have been eligible in the grading period.

       c. They did not attend school the grading period prior to the intended participation.

       d. They are failing a class at the time of withdrawal in addition to another failure. The students shall
          be penalized for the withdrawal failure for one grading period only. Any first semester course or
          full year course dropped prior to November 15 will not be counted in determining eligibility. The
          date for dropping a second semester course is prior to April 15.

   3. A student who is eligible during a grading period but incurs two or more failures at the close of that
      grading period becomes ineligible to play on the third school day following distribution of report cards
      as indicated by the official school calendar.

   4. A student who is ineligible in a grading period because of two or more failures for the preceding
      grading period can become eligible to play no earlier than the third school day following distribution
      of report cards as indicated by the official school calendar. However, this student can become eligible
      to practice on the day designated as the end of that grading period in which the ineligibility occurred.

Enrollment in the School

   1. Any student entering a Baltimore County high school after September 30 and before November 15
      shall be ineligible to represent the school in inter-high school athletic competition during the first
      semester unless such late entrance shall be by transfer from a school which the student has attended
      regularly during the current school year. Cases involving students who enter after November 15 will
      be decided by the Principal and Coordinator of the Office of Athletics.

   2. If a student transfers during a sport season and the transfer is not the result of a parental change of
      address or pursuant to law, the student is not eligible to participate in the same sport in which he/she
      participated at the previous school for the remainder of that sport season. (Note: Participation in a
      sport begins with the first day of team try-outs.)

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   3. Any student who attends a school outside the district in which a student resides without the special
      permission of the Superintendent's office of the Baltimore County Public Schools is ineligible.
   4. The use of undue influence by anyone to cause a student to transfer from one school to another for an
      athletic purpose shall render the student ineligible for a period of one year from the official date of
      transfer.

   5. A student who qualifies for a waiver of the four year full-time enrollment may participate in
      extracurricular activities and is entitled to all the rights and privileges of a full-time student of the
      school, providing the student is currently enrolled in a minimum of three courses.

Varsity - Junior Varsity Designations

   1. Grade 9 students may play on a varsity team if the parents, Principal, and coach unanimously agree
      that the student is physically mature enough for varsity competition.

   2. Grades 11 and 12 students shall not participate on a junior varsity team.

   3. A junior varsity player may play in one league game, meet, or match on the varsity team and then
      return to the junior varsity team without becoming ineligible.

   4. A junior varsity boy or girl may be transferred to a varsity team at any time if other applicable
      conditions are met.

   5. The restricting of the number of league games a junior varsity football participant can play in and then
      return to the varsity team without being ineligible does not apply. The player can only participate in
      one game per week.

Intramural Participation

   1. A varsity or junior varsity team member of the previous year may not participate in any intramurals or
      school-sponsored athletic program in the same sport which may be conducted prior to the starting date
      of that sport's season.

   2. Once a student has participated in a varsity or junior varsity game in a particular sport, the student may
      not thereafter participate on a team in an organized intramural program in the same sport and in the
      same season unless the student has been dropped from the squad for the remainder of the season.

Citizenship

   1. The principal should study the circumstances surrounding the tardiness or absence, partial or whole, of
      a team member on the date when the team is scheduled to play and determine if said student shall be
      allowed to play on that date.

   2. A principal should exclude any contestant who, because of bad habits or improper conduct, would not
      represent the school in a becoming manner, and also exclude any contestant who has suffered serious
      illness or injury until that contestant is pronounced physically fit by the school physician or the
      attending physician.

   3. When a student is willfully non-proficient in class work or is guilty of poor citizenship, the student is
      ineligible.

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   4. A player or coach who is ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike conduct (which includes use of
      tobacco or tobacco-like products; see Board Policy) or fighting will not be allowed to participate in the
      next game. A substitute who leaves the team box and enters the playing area during a fight will be
      ejected.

      a. An ejection or disqualification prevents a player or coach from attending the next regularly
         scheduled contest site (this includes bus, locker room, sidelines, bench, stands, or anywhere on the
         contest site).

      b. When the ejection or disqualification takes place during the last game of the season, the penalty will
         be served at the start of the next season in that sport. If the penalty cannot be served because of
         resignation or graduation the school‟s administration must take appropriate action and provide
         written documentation of such to the Office of Athletics.

   5. Any player or coach who physically assaults an official, coach, player or spectator shall be
      immediately dismissed from the team for the remainder of the season.

   6. Once a player or coach has been disqualified, appeals from a coach, player, official, or other party will
      not be honored.

   7. Should a student-athlete or coach be disqualified for a second time in the same sport or any other sport
      during the school year, the penalty shall be doubled. Any coach disqualified for a second time during
      a school year or any coach who has three or more players disqualified during a school year is required
      to appear before the Coordinator of the Office of Athletics.

   8. A third disqualification of a student-athlete or coach in the same sport or any other sport during the
      school year shall result in immediate dismissal from the team for the remainder of the season. The
      offending student-athlete or coach shall be prohibited from any further participation in the
      interscholastic program for the remainder of the school year. Interscholastic participation by such
      individuals in subsequent school years may be jeopardized and will be judged on a case by case basis.

   9. Failure of the school to enforce these policies for any reason shall prohibit that school from
      participating in any county, region, or state post-season play.

   10. A student-athlete must complete the season in good standing in order to qualify for any post season
       awards.

Health Forms, Insurance and Safety

   1. Each student is required to have accident insurance coverage (school insurance, Blue Cross, Blue
      Shield, or any commercial accident policy) before being permitted to practice for inter-school
      competition.

   2. Each student is required to have a completed athletic parent permit blank. These forms shall be
      provided by the school and signed by the parent or legal guardian.

   3. State regulations require a physical examination of students prior to participation in interscholastic
       sports, with no exception. Student athletes may not participate in any athletic activity until all
       paperwork is completed. Both sides of the form must be completed, dated and signed by both the


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       parent/guardian and the physician. A physical is good for one (1) calendar year after the date it is
       signed.

   3. A student must practice for a minimum of 10 calendar days prior to participation in a scrimmage or
      contest. (Golf is the exception).

Participation on One Team Per Season

   A student is permitted to participate in only one interscholastic sport during each season. However, a
   student who is waived or resigns from a team prior to the first game may try out for another team in the
   same season. The Principal and Athletic Director shall approve such a change.

Attendance to School and Practice

Unexcused absences or chronic tardiness to class and/or team practices may be sufficient reason for declaring
a student ineligible at any time. The coaches, athletic administer and/or school administrator will determine
the date and duration of ineligibility. In order to participate in any athletic event or practice, athletes are
required to be in all of their scheduled classes and be in school by 12:00 noon on the day of the event or
practice. Students are required to participate in three courses in order to be considered for an athletic team. A
student who is absent on the day of or the day before the athletic event or practice, may not participate in the
event or practice. Prompt and regular attendance at practice sessions is necessary for the safety and
conditioning of the student/athletes as well as the benefits to the team as a whole. Team members must notify
their coach prior to any practice and/or game that they will be tardy to or miss and explain the reason for the
tardiness or absences. If possible documentation may be presented. Chronic tardiness to practice or unexcused
absences will be dealt with by the coach. It is for the safety of the student/athlete that practice be required.

Physical Education Participation

Any student enrolled in a physical education class is expected to dress and participate daily in activity.
Anyone failing to take part in the daily activity of the physical education class will be ineligible to participate
in practice or contests that day.

Hot Weather Guidelines

Heat injuries can be prevented by:

       - Acclimating athletes to hot weather by carefully graduating practice schedules in duration and
       intensity. Early in the pre-season practices, the focus should be on skills and drills, not endurance or
       scrimmages.

       - Monitoring environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity when scheduling
       workouts. Use the chart below as a guide in restricting your practices. Early morning and late evening
       practices may be the best times to hold workouts but not always. Check the weather conditions prior to
       starting.




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Temperature                   Humidity        ______    Air quality Index __          _ Restrictions___________

Less than 80 degrees F            -                          0-24Good               No restrictions, unlimited fluids

80-90 degrees F               Less than 70%                  25-49 Fair             * Watch carefully, especially
                                                                                     those identified as risks.
                                                                                    * Water breaks every 20-30
                                                                                     minutes.

80-90 degrees F               More than 70%                  50-74 Poor             Provide a ten min. rest period
                                                                                    each hr.

90-100 degrees F              Less than 70%                  75-99 Unhealthy        * Change t-shirt when wet.
                                                                                    * Observe carefully.
                                                                                    * Water as needed.

90-100 degrees F              More than 70%                  100+ Hazardous      * Discontinue practice or hold
                                                                                   a very short program in shorts
                                                                                   and t-shirts (football).
                                                                                   * Water as needed.

       - Wearing loose clothing that is light in weight and light in color. Any kind of clothing worn for the
       sole purpose of losing weight by sweating should be banned.

       - Identifying potentially heat-affected athletes by monitoring their weight loss during practice. Greater
       than 2% loss of body weight puts tremendous demands on the cardiovascular and thermal regulatory
       systems.       3% loss – increase fluids
                      5% loss – stop activity for 1 day
                      7% loss – hospitalize, IV treatment

       Obese athletes and those that lose excessive water weight during a practice should be watched
       carefully. Also, athletes taking antihistamines or certain other medications are at a much greater risk of
       dehydration resulting in heat illnesses.

Thunder and Lightening

Research indicates that lightning is the number two cause of death by weather phenomena, accounting for 110
deaths per year. Following is a suggested position on thunder and lightning.

      If thunder and/or lightning can be heard and/or seen, stop activity and seek protective shelter
       immediately.
      In situations where thunder and/or lightning may or may not be present yet you feel your hair
       stand on end and skin tingle, immediately assume the following crouched position: drop to your
       knees, place your hands/arms on your legs, and lower your head. DO NOT LIE FLAT.
      In the event that either situation should occur, allow thirty minutes to pass after the last sound
       of thunder and/or lightning strike to resume play.

The National Weather Service has stated that lightning can strike up to a distance of 10 miles with storms
traveling at a speed exceeding 50 miles per hour. However, thunder can only be heard within a distance of 8
miles. Therefore, if you hear thunder and/or see lightning, you are in immediate danger and should seek
protective shelter in an indoor facility at once! An indoor facility is recommended as the safest protective
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shelter. However, if an indoor facility is not available, an automobile is a fairly safe alternative. If neither of
these is available, the following guidelines are recommended. Avoid standing under large trees and telephone
poles. If the only alternative is a tree, choose a small tree in a wooded area that is not on a hill. As a last
alternative, find a ravine or valley. In all instances out doors, assume the aforementioned crouched position.
Avoid standing water and metal objects at all times (i.e., steering wheel, metal bleachers, metal cleats,
umbrellas, etc.).

The most dangerous storms give little or no warning; thunder and lightning are not heard or seen. Up to 40%
of all lightning is not accompanied by thunder and 20-40% of thunder can be heard due to atmospheric
disturbances, thus the term “silent killer.” At times, the only natural forewarning that may precede a strike is
feeling your hair stand on end and skin tingle. At this point, you are in imminent danger of being struck by
lightning and should drop to the round and assume the aforementioned crouched position immediately. Do
not lie flat. Should a ground strike occur near you, lying flat increases the body‟s surface area that is exposed
to the current traveling through the ground.

The National Weather Service recommended that 30 minutes should pass after the last sound of thunder is
heard and/or lightning strike is seen prior to resuming play. This is sufficient time to allow the storm to pass
and move out of lightning strike range.

A perilous misconception that it is possible to see lightning coming and have time to react before it strikes
could be fatal. In reality, the lightning that we see flashing is actually the return stroke flashing upward from
the ground to the cloud, not downward. When you see lightning strike, it has already hit. It is a fact that you
will never see the bolt that hits you.

Cold Weather

Cold injuries will occur more often when there is a combination of cold temperatures and high winds. If the
athlete is also wet and exhausted, the effects are magnified.

The following are recommendations for preventing cold injuries:

       - Wear clothing in layers. You can always remove a layer if you get too warm. Experiment with
         different materials of clothing. Wool works best because it “breathes” and whisks the moisture away
         from the skin to help keep you warm.

       - The fingers and toes are areas with the smallest blood supplies, so they must be protected. Gloves
         and mittens should be worn. For the feet, an extra pair of socks should be worn.

       - A hat should be worn to keep from losing 40 percent of the body‟s heat. In extreme cold and wind, a
         ski mask should be used to keep the face and nose protected. Applying petroleum jelly will also keep
         the face and nose from getting chapped and wind burned.

If frostbite is suspected, the body part needs to be re-warmed until normal color returns. Never rub the part to
warm it. Use body heat to warm it or soak it in a warm (104 degrees F) water bath. Further exposure to cold
should be avoided.

Hypothermia is the most serious condition due to cold and can be fatal because the body can no longer warm
itself. For an athlete with hypothermia (uncontrollable shivering, clumsiness, loss of coordination, and
judgment) call 911 immediately.



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Participation, Try-Outs and Selection of the Team

It is important to understand that participation on an athletic team at Towson High School is a privilege and
not a right. Being on and maintaining one‟s membership means accepting all the responsibilities of a team.
However, unlike recreation or intramural teams, equal or guaranteed playing time does not exist. It is up to the
discretion of the coach to use players best suited to the conditions and demands of the contest at that time.
Tryouts and practice sessions are normally closed to spectators. There is a very sound reason for this. These
sessions are the equivalent of a teacher‟s classroom and there is real, quality instruction which works together
with the principles of Towson High School.

It is also important to remember that players from the previous year‟s Junior Varsity or Varsity team do not
automatically make the Junior Varsity or Varsity team the following year. Having been a member of a team
during the previous year or even begin a senior does not ensure that an athlete will make the squad.

Parents should expect that every candidate (during both try-outs and regular season) will be treated fairly and
given consideration. Coaches are sensitive to feelings of disappointment and will handle the task of squad
selection and playing time as positively as possible. They are always available to address athletes‟ questions.
While we understand that being cut from a team is a disappointment for many athletes, as well as their
parents, it is impossible to keep everyone. Anyone cut from a team should be commended for trying-out and
should remember that they are welcome to try-out for a sport the following season. They may also choose to
stay and be involved with the team on a managerial position. When parents and athletes understand and
support the coaches‟ decision, this difficult process can become a less painful experience for all involved.

Interscholastic Practices

Tryouts and practice sessions are normally closed to spectators. There is a very sound reason for this. These
sessions are the equivalent of a teacher‟s classroom and there is real, quality instruction which works together
with the principles of Towson High School. All interscholastic practice sessions shall be conducted in
accordance with the following:

   Preseason Practice and Responsibilities

   1. Prior to the beginning of the sport season, conditioning, chalk talks, skill sessions, and team meetings
      other than issuing equipment will be interpreted as an out of season or practice session.

   2. Non-league games, matches, or contests scheduled out of the county league shall be listed on the Final
      County Schedule.

   Location of Practices

   1. No team may practice except under the supervision of a faculty member who, in the judgment of the
      Principal and Athletic Director is competent to coach the team.

   2. Practice shall take place at the local high school only. Any circumstances contrary to this rule shall
      be approved by the Principal with the advice of the Coordinator of the Office of Athletics.

   Time of Practices

   1. No vacation practice shall be scheduled on December 24, Christmas Day, December 31, New Year's
      Day, Good Friday, or Sundays.


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     2. The maximum time for physical activity during practice sessions is two hours. On school days, where
        physical facilities restrict practice, the sessions must begin immediately at the end of the school day
        and two practice sessions may be run consecutively.

     3. Teams may not practice or play games on days when school is dismissed early because of inclement
        weather (snow, ice, and flooding).

     Holiday Practices

     When winter and spring holiday practices or scrimmages are scheduled, they must adhere to the following
     conditions:

     1. Each will be for a maximum of two hours duration.

     2. Practices during vacation periods shall be voluntary for teams, coaches, or individual members.

Scrimmages

Any practice session with or against outside opponents, at home or away, shall be considered a scrimmage
and must meet the following requirements:

1.    A minimum of 10 calendar days must precede the first scrimmage. In fall sports where two practices per
      day are conducted, especially football, a scrimmage may be held during the tenth practice.

2.    Scrimmages must be held during the regular practice time.

3.    No publicity will be issued.

4.    No scores will be kept.

5.   No class time will be lost. However, if bus transportation is not available at the normal dismissal time,
     students may be excused from class with the permission of the Principal.

6.    No scrimmage will be held during a week when two contests are scheduled for basketball, field hockey,
      soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball, or one game for football.

7.    The scrimmage will be conducted for practice purposes.

Assumptions of Risk

In spite of protective equipment, supervision and sound instruction by coaches, there is a potential for serious,
catastrophic or life-threatening injury. Participants and parents are urged to consider that there are inherent
risks and hazards associated with athletic participation. Risks vary from sport to sport and can occur under
direct supervision with the proper use of safety equipment. It is important that athletes wear all required
protective equipment during every practice and game to ensure their safety. Broken protective equipment
must be reported to the coach immediately and should not be used until repaired or replaced. (See Athletic
Training section for more on the topic of injury.)




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Hazing

In athletic settings, some may view hazing as a harmless rite of initiation or an important activity for team
bonding. However, it is actually a form of harassment and represents a Baltimore County Public Schools
Disciplinary Code offense. A more complete explanation of harassment can be found in the Baltimore
County Public Schools Student Handbook.

Hazing, therefore, cannot and will not be condoned or permitted in the athletic program at Towson High
School. This means that hazing is not tolerated on the fields or courts, in the locker rooms, on the bus, or at
any other activity in which student-athletes from Towson High School are involved. Seek the coach, Athletic
Director or a member of the administration immediately if any concern of hazing exists.

Illegal Substances/Substance Abuse/OTC

BCPS regulations state that any student/athlete with verified use or possession of alcohol, tobacco, illegal
drugs and/or controlled substances on school property or at a school-sanctioned event will be subjected to
appropriate discipline action as described in the student handbook. Students may not distribute or use any over
the counter, prescription drugs, dietary or nutritional supplements unless the “Parent‟s Request To
Administer Medication In School” has been filled out, signed by the prescriber and turned in to the school
nurse.

Removal From a Game

Ejection for a game (the sit out rule) happens when a player is ejected from a contest where they may not re-
enter the current contest. The athlete may be required to leave the event (stadium, field or gymnasium)
altogether. The athlete must sit out the next scheduled contest, including tournament or championship game
and must meet with the athletic director prior to returning to play. If the athlete is ejected from a second
contest, in any sport during the school year, the penalty is doubled meaning they must sit out for the next two
(2) scheduled contests. A third ejection from any sport during the school year will result in the athlete begin
prohibited from participating for the remainder of the school year in athletics. (See Citizenship for further
explanation.)

Transportation

Transportation arrangements shall be regulated by the Athletic Director. All teams shall abide by the
following regulations when traveling:

1. All teams must travel in bonded carriers.

2. The coach or an authorized representative must accompany the team to all away contests.

3. All team members must travel as a group to and from all athletic contests. If approved by the local school
   principal in advance, a team member may be released to the custody of a parent at the conclusion of an
   away contest. Approval must be requested in written form prior to the specified event and signed by the
   student's parent or legal guardian. The principal or principal's designee shall sign all authorized requests.
   Athletic Directors and coaches shall be informed of all approved requests. Any other exceptions to this
   mode of travel must be approved, in advance, by the local school principal. The local school principal
   may outline more stringent travel policies for team members. The additional travel requirements must be
   included with the athletic parent permission materials.

5. Only bonafide members of a squad may be excused from classes to travel on the team bus.

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6. Should a particular team be involved in a county, district, regional, or state championship game, the
   corresponding varsity or junior varsity team members in that sport may be excused from classes and travel
   on the team bus to attend the contest.

7. Approval of the Coordinator of the Office of Athletics is required for scheduling contest with schools
   which are more than 50 miles distant.
8. When determining travel time, forty-five minutes should be allowed for dressing and warming up in
   addition to traveling time for all sports except football. Football requires one hour for dressing and warm-
   up.

9. The maximum number of players on a team refers to the maximum number of players who can dress
   and/or travel on a game day.

Participation in Outside Teams

Students, while participating on a school team, are permitted to participate in the same sport outside of school
during the sport season. However such participation must meet the following criteria:
        * The outside participation may not conflict with the sports schedule of the school, including regional
        and state championship play. (Sport schedules include practice and games.)
        * A student who elects to participate on an outside team and does not participate on the school team
        during the designated sport season is ineligible to represent his/her school in all meets and games.

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Staff

Ben Gardner is a certified athletic trainer employed by Towson Sports Medicine. He fulfills the contractual
agreement that Towson Sports Medicine has with Baltimore County Public Schools to provide athletic
training services for Towson High School Athletics. Ben‟s office telephone number at Towson Sports
Medicine is 410.828.4876.

Currently Dr. Teri McCambridge, MD is the consulting team physician for Towson High School athletic
teams. Dr. McCambridge completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medicine. Her
interests include pediatric orthopedic injuries. In addition to providing medical care for our student athletes,
Dr. McCambridge also provides coverage for Towson University, Hereford High School, Friends School and
Rebounders Gymnastics.

Athletic Training Room Location and Hours

The athletic training room is room number 256. It is located on the second floor of the school near the music
rooms and gym entrance, directly above the Aigburth Lobby.

The athletic training room is open on school days, Monday through Friday 2:30 – the end of practices or
games. Usually the athletic trainer will be available in the room from 2:30 – 3:00 for consultations or
assistance. After 3:00 the athletic trainer will circulate throughout the practice areas and is available for any
immediate concerns or emergencies. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the athletic training room
door. Hours may vary on non-school days, during holidays and during pre-season practices.

Student athletes currently participating in a sport will be seen on a first come first served basis. Some
exceptions will apply, such as athletes who need to leave to ride a bus for competition or medical
emergencies. Athletes who are out-of-season may need to wait for services until after in-season athletes are
prepared for practice or competition.

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Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medications

Under Baltimore County policy, coaches can not give medications to students. This includes common over-
the-counter medications. If a student athlete has prescription or over-the-counter medication that they may
need or take during athletic participation they should make the coaching staff aware of the situation so they
can be given a “Parent‟s Request To Administer Medication In School” form. Students may not carry with
them or use any medication, including over-the-counter medications, until the form is filled out completed,
signed by a parent and the prescriber and given to the nurse. Student athletes should not store their medication
in the team‟s first-aid kit. The only exceptions are inhalers or epipens for emergency situations.

General First-Aid for Common Athletic Injuries

The athletic trainer is equipped and prepared to handle common athletic injuries, and can be called upon to do
so. However, many teams practice and compete at sites miles away from the school or at times when athletic
trainers are not available. Below are general guidelines for treating non-emergency common athletic injuries if
an athletic trainer is not available. Most of these injuries respond well to the RICE principal of treatment.

              Rest the injured area. This can prevent further injury.
              Ice the injured area. Ice should be applied for 15 to 20 minutes. Reapply every hour.
              Compression to the injured area can help reduce swelling.
              Elevate the injured area (extremity).

ICE: Ice is preferred over chemical cold packs. Chemical burns have resulted from broken instant cold packs.

COMPRESSION: A poorly applied elastic wrap can do more harm then good. If no one has been trained on
how to properly apply an elastic wrap, skip this step.

   1. Bruises or Contusions - A contusion is caused from bleeding from damaged blood vessels or sfot
      tissue. Most contusions are not serious and can be treated as follows:
          A. Apply ice to the injured area for 20 minutes. Reapply ice up to 20 minutes every hour.
          B. Elevate an injured extremity to control bleeding.
          C. If a more serious injury is suspected (fracture, concussion, or contusion of an internal organ
              such as the liver or spleen) follow the emergency protocol.
          D. DO NOT apply heat or a heating pad to a contused area; heat will increase the bleeding.

   2. Strains – A strain is a stretch injury to a muscle. Treating a strained muscle promptly and appropriately
      can minimize the time an athlete is hampered by this injury. Use the following treatment guidelines:
          A. Apply ice to the injured area for 20 minutes. Reapply ice every hour for 20 minutes.
          B. Do not apply heat to a muscle strain during the first 72 hours. The athletic trainer should make
              the decision of when and if to use heat as a treatment modality.
          C. Do not use analgesic balms such as Icy Hot®, Biofreeze®, or other product to an acute muscle
              strain (during the first 72 hours). These products should only be used under the direction of the
              athletic trainer.
          D. Do not over stretch an acute muscle strain.

   3. Sprains – A sprain is an injury to a ligament. It is a result of a joint moving beyond its normal range of
      motion. Moderate or severe sprains can be accompanied by a fracture and should be treated
      accordingly. First-aid for sprains include:
         A. Apply ice to the injured area for 20 minutes. Reapply ice every hour for 20 minutes.


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           B. If the injury is a lower extremity injury, the athlete should not bear weight on the injured leg if
              they are noticeably limping when they walk. The athlete should use crutches.

Sports Related Concussions

A concussion of an injury to the brain as a result of a force or jolt applied directly or indirectly to the head.
Concussions can occur in any sport. Parents will be notified the day of the injury about the known or possible
concussion suffered by their athlete.

If a student/athlete exhibits any signs or symptoms of a concussion he/she will be removed from practice or
play. The student/athlete will not be asked to participate in practice or game while experiencing any lingering
or persisting symptoms of a concussion, no matter how slight, until cleared bu a qualified health care
professional. The student must be completely symptom free at rest AND during physical and mental exertion
prior to returning to sports activities.

Signs and Symptoms include (but are not limited to): poor attention, problems remembering, difficulty
following conversations, asking same questions repeatedly, mentally foggy, nervousness, sad, irritable,
personality changes, headaches, vacant stare, appearing dazed, dizziness, clumsiness, fuzzy, sleeps more or
less then usual, vomiting or nauseated.

Returning to play too early can result in re-injury to the area. The student/athlete is most vulnerable to re-
injury in the first 7-10 days after the initial concussion. Second Impact Syndrome can happen when there is a
second brain injury before the brain is able to heal from the first injury. This can be fatal. Even if you are
unsure a concussion has happened DO NOT RETURN TO PLAY. See your physician, the athletic trainer or
the hospital for immediate attention.

Athlete Participation Suspension Due to Injury

The decision for player suspension will be the responsibility of the team/personal physical and the athletic
trainer. The athletic trainer will not be expected to attempt to over turn the decision of a physician and the
athlete can not return until a physician clears them with a written and signed document. The athlete and their
parent‟s must understand that they are more than welcome to see whichever physician they wish. However, at
which time Towson High School obtains an agreement with a school physician that physician will have the
right to decide whether the athlete may return to activity.

While communication will be constant with the parents, the parents may not over turn the decision of either
the physician or the certified athletic trainer.

In the event of a head injury, other then a brief (<5 minutes) state of disorientation, the athlete must be cleared
by a physician prior to returning to activity. Once written documentation is received regarding physician
suspension of participation the athlete will not be allowed to return to participation without written clearance
by said physician.

Emergency Transportation of Student/Athlete to Hospital

If the emergency situation requires transportation to a hospital a parent/guardian should accompany the athlete
to the hospital. If a parent/guardian is not present a member of the athletic department staff or administrator is
required to accompany the athlete. The staff member can not be the athletic trainer.




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Athletic Events

One of the missions of Towson High School Athletics is to teach and reinforce values in student/athletes as
they relate to wholesome competition, good sportsmanship and fair play. It is expected that spectators
reinforce these values by exhibiting appropriate behavior at all athletic events. A condition of entry into a
Towson High School event is that all spectators agree to recognize the event as an extension of the learning
process and that all present have the responsibility to model appropriate behavior. The event is a unique
opportunity for spectators to be a part of a positive and productive learning environment.

BCPS mandates that each high school charge admission to most athletic events. Admission is charged on a
sliding scale for adults, students, children and senior citizens. Season passes are available for families,
individuals and students through the athletic department at Towson High School. Children are defined as
those less than 10 years of age and senior citizens are defined as those 62 years of age and over. Be advised
that proof of age via a picture ID may be required. Admission for post-season (regional and state games) is
determined by the MPSSAA.

Admission for stadium and gymnasium events at Towson High School will be as follows:

                                                Adults: $5.00
                                               Students: $3.00
                                           Senior Citizens: $3.00
                                    Children under 10 years of age: FREE
                                 BCPS employees, displaying proper ID: FREE

                                    “Be a fan, not a fanatic!”
School officials have the authority to remove spectators from a contest for unruly or improper conduct. The
individual may be removed for the duration of a particular contest or for an extended period of time
depending on the severity or frequency of the conduct. In severe instances school personnel may exclude an
individual(s) from multiple contests, for the duration of a season or for even longer.

Radios, CD or tape players, musical instruments (other then those in the school‟s marching band), noise
makers and similar devices will not be permitted during any indoor or outdoor activity. Only signs that
communicate positive, supportive messages will be permitted. All signs need to be checked at the gate be
school personnel.

Person permitted on the players‟ bench or in the designated team area shall be limited to team players,
coaches of the team, student managers, team medical personnel, and other AUTHORIZED personnel ONLY.

Playing Time for Contests

              Baseball/               Varsity = 7 innings
                     Softball:        Junior Varsity = 5 innings
              Field Hockey:           Varsity = 30 minute halves
                                      Junior Varsity = 30 minute halves
              Football:               Varsity = 12 minute quarters
                                      Junior Varsity = 10 minute quarters
              Soccer:                 Varsity = 40 minute halves
                                      Junior Varsity = 35 minute halves
              Boys Lacrosse:          Varsity = 12 minute quarters
                                      Junior Varsity = 12 minute quarters
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               Girls Lacrosse:        Varsity = 25 minute halves
                                      Junior Varsity = 25 minute halves
               Basketball:            Varsity = 8 minute quarters
                                      Junior Varsity = 7 minute quarters
               Wrestling:             Varsity = Three (3) 2 minute periods
                                      Junior Varsity = Three (3) 2-2-2 or 1-2-2
               Volleyball:            Varsity/Junior Varsity = Best 3 games out of 5

Awards

The following guidelines have been established to govern the awarding of athletic letter awards to Towson
High School student/athletes who participate in varsity and junior varsity interscholastic events.

a. All letter recipients must finish the season as a member of the team in good standing, including all play-
   offs and the state tournament.
b. An athlete must attend/participate in all practices and games, to the best of their ability, throughout the
   season. Any conflicts should be communicated between the athlete and the coach immediately upon
   knowledge of the conflict.
c. The athlete must be a contributing member of the team.
d. The athlete must demonstrate good sportsmanship at practices and games as well as demonstrate good
   citizenship and behavior.
e. The athlete must be academically eligible at the entire season.
f. The athlete must have participated in at least one varsity competition in order to be considered a member
   of the varsity team.

Varsity „T‟ letter – first year on any varsity team.
Varsity Certificate – each season the athlete is on a varsity team.
Sports Pin- first year on varsity team.
Bar Pin- varsity participation for a second or third season.
Star Pin- varsity participation for a fourth season.

Baltimore County „All-Academic‟ Certificate – awarded to a V or JV athlete who maintained a 3.0 GPA
during the season.
MPSSAA „Minds In Motion‟ Certificate – awarded to a V athlete who maintained a 3.25 GPA or higher
during the season.

Junior Varsity JV pin – first year on any JV team.
Junior Varsity Certificate – each season the athlete is on a JV team.

Sportsmanship

Towson High School strongly emphasizing the importance of displaying good sportsmanship at all times.
The following will help everyone to understand their responsibilities at all athletic contests.

1. Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the contest.

      The necessity to be well informed is essential. The spirit of good sportsmanship depends on
       conformance to a rule‟s intent as well as to the letter of a given rule.

2. Exercise representative behavior at all times.


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       A prerequisite to good sportsmanship requires one to understand his/her own prejudices that may
        become a factor in his/her behavior. The true value of interscholastic competition relies upon
        everyone exhibiting behavior that is representative of a sound value base. A proper perspective must
        be maintained if the educational values are to be realized. Your behavior influences others whether
        you are aware of it or not.

3. Recognize and appreciate skilled performances regardless of affiliation.

       Applause for an opponent‟s good performance displays generosity and is a courtesy that should be
        regularly practiced. This not only represents GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP but also reflects a true
        awareness of the Contest by recognizing and acknowledging quality.

4. Exhibit respect for the officials.

       The officials of any Contest are impartial arbitrators who are trained and who perform to the best of
        their ability. Mistakes by all those involved in the Contest are a part of the Contest. We should not
        rationalize our own poor or unsuccessful performance or behavior by placing responsibility on an
        official. The rule of GOOD SPORTMANSHIP is to accept and abide by the decision made. This
        value is critical for students to learn for later application in life.

5. Display openly a respect for the opponent at all times.

       Opponents are guests and should be treated cordially, provided with the best accommodations, and
        accorded tolerance at all times. Be a positive representative for your school, team, or family.

6. Display pride in your actions at every opportunity.

       Never allow anything to interfere with good judgment and your responsibility to the principles of
        sportsmanship. Regardless of whether you are an adult, student, athlete, coach, or official, this value
        is paramount since it suggests that you care about yourself and how others perceive you.

                      “SPORTSMANSHIP: THE ONLY MISSING PIECE IS YOU!”




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         MARYLAND PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION REGIONS 2009-2010
------------Class 4A-----------   ------------Class 4A-----------         ------------Class 4A-----------    ------------Class 4A-----------
WEST                              NORTH                                   SOUTH                              EAST
1. Bethesda-CC-Mtg                1. Dulaney-B Co                         1. Bladensburg-PG                  1. Annapolis-AA
2. Blair-Mtg                      2. Kenwood-B Co                         2. Bowie-PG                        2. Arundel-AA
3. Churchill-Mtg                  3. Perry Hall-B Co                      3. C H Flowers-PG                  3. Broadneck-AA
4. Gaithersburg-Mtg               4. Woodlawn-B Co                        4. Duval-PG                        4. Chesapeake-AA
5. Magruder-Mtg                   5. Patterson-Balt                       5. Eleanor Roosevelt-PG            5. Glen Burnie-AA
6. Northwest-Mtg                  6. Southwestern-Balt                    6. High Point-PG                   6. Meade-AA
7. Paint Branch-Mtg               7. Westminster-Car                      7. Laurel-PG                       7. North County-AA
8. Richard Montgomery-Mtg         8. Thomas Johnson-Fre                   8. Northwestern-PG                 8. Old Mill-AA
9. Sherwood-Mtg                   9. Urbana-Fre                           9. Oxon Hill-PG                    9. Severna Park-AA
10. Springbrook-Mtg                                                       10. Parkdale-PG                    10. South River-AA
11. Walt Whitman-Mtg                                                      11. Suitland-PG                    11. North Point-Cha
12. Walter Johnson-Mtg                                                    12. Henry A Wise Jr-PG             12. Great Mills-StM
13. Wootton-Mtg                                                                                              13. Leonardtown-StM

------------Class 3A-----------   -------------Class 3A-----------        ------------Class 3A-----------    ------------Class 3A-----------
WEST                              NORTH                                   SOUTH                              EAST
1. Frederick-Fre                  1. Catonsville-B Co                     1. Huntingtown-Cal                 1. Northeast-AA
2. Linganore-Fre                  2. Franklin-B Co                        2. Northern (Cal.)-Cal             2. Atholton-How
3. Tuscarora-Fre                  3. Hereford-B Co                        3. La Plata-Cha                    3. Centennial-How
4. Blake-Mtg                      4. Milford Mill Academy-B Co            4. Lackey-Cha                      4. Howard-How
5. Clarksburg-Mtg                 5. Parkville-B Co                       5. Thomas Stone-Cha                5. Mt. Hebron-How
6. Damascus-Mtg                   6. Patapsco-B Co                        6. Westlake-Cha                    6. Reservoir-How
7. Einstein-Mtg                   7. Towson-B Co                          7. Crossland-PG                    7. River Hill-How
8. Kennedy-Mtg                    8. Mergenthaler-Balt                    8. Friendly-PG                     8. Wilde Lake-How
9. Northwood-Mtg                  9. Poly-Balt                            9. Largo-PG                        9. J. M. Bennett-Wic
10. Quince Orchard-Mtg            10. Western-Balt                        10. Potomac-PG                     10. Stephen Decatur-Wor
11. Seneca Valley-Mtg             11. Aberdeen-Hfd                        11. Chopticon-StM
12. Watkins Mill-Mtg              12. C. Milton Wright-Hfd
13. South Hagerstown-Was          13. North Harford-Hfd

------------Class 2A-----------   ------------Class 2A-----------         ------------Class 2A-----------    ----------Class 2A--------------
WEST                              NORTH                                   SOUTH                              EAST
1. Century-Car                    1. Chesapeake-B Co                      1. Southern-AA                     1. Elkton-Cec
2. Francis Scott Key-Car          2. Dundalk-B Co                         2. Calvert-Cal                     2. North East-Cec
3. Liberty-Car                    3. Eastern Technical-B Co               3. Patuxent-Cal                    3. Rising Sun-Cec
4. North Carroll-Car              4. Lansdowne-B Co                       4. McDonough-Cha                   4. North Caroline-Cin
5. South Carroll-Car              5. Overlea-B Co                         5. Glenelg-How                     5. Bel Air-Hfd
6. Winters Mill-Car               6. Randallstown-B Co                    6. Hammond-How                     6. Edgewood-Hfd
7. Middletown-Fre                 7. City-Balt                            7. Long Reach-How                  7. Fallston-Hfd
8. Walkersville-Fre               8. Digital Harbor-Balt                  8. Marriotts Ridge-How             8. Kent Island-Qa
9. Poolesville-Mtg                9. Douglass-Balt                        9. Oakland Mills-How               9. Queen Anne's-Qa
10. Rockville-Mtg                 10. Edmondson/Westside-Balt             10. Central-PG                     10. Easton-Tal
11. Wheaton-Mtg                   11. Lake Clifton-Balt                   11. Frederick Douglass-PG          11. Parkside-Wic
12. North Hagerstown-Was                                                  12. Gwynn Park-PG                  12. Wicomico-Wic

------------Class 1A-----------   ------------Class 1A-----------         ------------Class 1A-----------    --------------Class 1A-------------
WEST                              NORTH                                   SOUTH                              EAST
1. Allegany-All                   1. Bohemia Manor-Cec                    1. Acad. for College (ACCE)-Balt   1. Colonel Richardson-Cin
2. Fort Hill-All                  2. Perryville-Cec                       2. Carver Vo-Tech-Balt             2. Cambridge-Dor
3. Mountain Ridge-All             3. Carver A&T-B Co                      3. Dunbar-Balt                     3. North Dorchester-Dor
4. Manchester Valley-Car          4. Loch Raven-B Co                      4. Friendship Acad. (FAST)-Balt    4. Kent County-K
5. Brunswick-Fre                  5. New Town-B Co                        5. Forest Park-Balt                5. Crisfield-Som
6. Catoctin-Fre                   6. Owings Mills-B Co                    6. Inst. of Business (IBE)-Balt    6. Washington-Som
7. Northern-G                     7. Pikesville-B Co                      7. Maritime Academy-Balt           7. Saint Michaels-Tal
8. Southern-G                     8. Sparrows Point-B Co                  8. Masonville Cove Acad.-Balt      8. Mardela-Wic
9. Boonsboro-Was                  9. Western STES-B Co                    9. Northwestern-Balt               9. Pocomoke-Wor
10. Clear Spring-Was              10. Harford Tech-Hfd                    10. Reginald Lewis-Balt            10. Snow Hill-Wor
11. Hancock-Was                   11. Havre de Grace-Hfd                  11. Southside Academy-Balt
12. . Smithsburg-Was              12. Joppatowne-Hfd                      12. W.E.B. DuBois-Balt
13. Williamsport-Was              13. Patterson Mill-Hfd                  13. Fairmont Heights-PG
                                                                          14. Forestville-PG
                                                                          15. Surrattsville-PG




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Directions to BCPS Schools:

           (All Directions are from Towson High School 69 Cedar Avenue Towson, MD 21286)

Carver Center for Arts and Technology                                         938 York Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH ROAD, go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. Pass through 1 roundabout. Go 1.3 miles.
   3. 938 YORK RD is on the LEFT.

Catonsville High School                                               421 Bloomsbury Avenue
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH ROAD, go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N., go 0.9 miles.
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE. Go 16.4 miles
   5. Take the MD-144/FREDERICK RD exit, EXIT 13, toward CATONSVILLE. Go 0.2 miles
   6. Turn RIGHT onto FREDERICK RD/MD-144. go 0.4 miles
   7. Turn LEFT onto BLOOMSBURY AVE. go 0.8 miles
   8. 421 BLOOMSBURY AVE is on the LEFT.

Chesapeake High School                                                1801 Turkey Point Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 9.5 miles
   5. Keep LEFT to take MD-702 S/SOUTHEAST BLVD via EXIT 36 toward ESSEX. Go 4.0 miles
   6. Turn LEFT onto TURKEY POINT RD. go 0.6 miles
   7. 1801 TURKEY POINT RD is on the RIGHT.

Dulaney High School                                                         255 Padonia Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.9 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE. Go 2.0 miles
   5. Merge onto I-83 N via EXIT 24 toward TIMONIUM/YORK PA. go 2.6 miles
   6. Take the PADONIA RD EAST exit, EXIT 17, toward DEERECO RD. go 0.2 miles
   7. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto W PADONIA RD. go 1.9 miles
   8. 255 E PADONIA RD is on the RIGHT.

Dundalk High School                                                   1901 Delvale Avenue
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 12.4 miles
   5. Take the MERRITT BLVD exit, EXIT 39, toward DUNDALK. Go 0.3 miles
   6. Merge onto MERRITT BLVD. go 1.5 miles
   7. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HOLABIRD AVE. go 0.8 miles
   8. Turn LEFT onto DELVALE AVE. go 0.3 miles
   9. 1901 DELVALE AVE is on the LEFT.


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Eastern Technical High School                                               1100 Mace Avenue
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 9.2 miles
   5. Merge onto US-40 E/PULASKI HWY via EXIT 35B toward ABERDEEN. Go 0.6 miles
   6. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto ROSSVILLE BLVD. go 0.9 miles
   7. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto MACE AVE. go 0.4 miles
   8. 1100 MACE AVE is on the RIGHT.

Franklin High School                                                               12000 Reisterstown Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
       PIKESVILLE go 8.8 miles
   5. Merge onto I-795 N via EXIT 19 toward OWINGS MILLS/REISTERSTOWN go 6.4 miles
   6. Take the FRANKLIN BLVD. EAST exit, EXIT 7A. go 0.4 miles
   7. Merge onto FRANKLIN BLVD. go 0.5 miles
   8. Athletic field entrance is on the left, school entrance is on Reisterstown Road.

Hereford High School                                                        17301 York Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.9 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
       PIKESVILLE. Go 2.0 miles
   5. Merge onto I-83 N via EXIT 24 toward TIMONIUM/YORK PA. go 12.7 miles
   6. Take the MT CARMEL RD E exit, EXIT 27, toward HEREFORD. Go 0.4 miles
   7. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto MT CARMEL RD/MD-137. go 0.4 miles
   8. Turn LEFT onto YORK RD/MD-45. go 0.5 miles
   9. 17301 YORK RD is on the RIGHT.

Kenwood High School                                                   501 Stemmers Run Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 9.2 miles
   5. Merge onto US-40 E/PULASKI HWY via EXIT 35B toward ABERDEEN. Go 0.6 miles
   6. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto ROSSVILLE BLVD. go 0.9 miles
   7. Turn LEFT onto STEMMERS RUN RD. go 0.4 miles
   8. 501 STEMMERS RUN RD is on the RIGHT.

Lansdowne High School                                                 3800 Hollins Ferry Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH ROAD, go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N., go 0.9 miles.
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE. Go 20.6 miles
   5. Take the HOLLINS FY. RD exit, EXIT 9, toward LANSDOWNE. Go 0.2 miles
   6. Take the ramp toward LANSDOWNE. Go 0.1 miles

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   7. Merge onto HOLLINS FERRY RD. go 1.4 miles
   8. 3800 HOLLINS FERRY RD.

Loch Raven High School                                                1212 Cowpens Avenue
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH ROAD, go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E/BALTIMORE BELTWAY INNER LOOP toward ESSEX. Go 1.9 miles
   5. Take the CROMWELL BRIDGE ROAD exit, EXIT 29A. go 0.2 miles
   6. Turn LEFT onto CROMWELL BRIDGE RD/MD-567. go 0.3 miles
   7. Turn LEFT onto COWPENS AVE. go 0.2 miles
   8. 1212 COWPENS AVE is on the RIGHT.

Milford Mill Academy                                                  3800 Washington Avenue
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
       PIKESVILLE go 10.7 miles
   5. Take the MD-26/LIBERTY ROAD exit, EXIT 18, toward LOCHEARN/RANDALLSTOWN. Go 0.1
       miles
   6. Merge onto LIBERTY RD/MD-26 W via EXIT 18B toward RANDALLSTOWN. Go 0.2 miles
   7. Turn RIGHT onto WASHINGTON AVE. go 0.5 miles
   8. 3800 WASHINGTON AVE is on the LEFT.

New Town High School                                                 4931 New Town Boulevard
  1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
  3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
  4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE go 8.8 miles
  5. Merge onto I-795 N via EXIT 19 toward OWINGS MILLS/REISTERSTOWN. Go 3.2 miles
  6. Take the OWINGS MILLS BLVD exit, EXIT 4. go 0.5 miles
  7. Take the OWINGS MILLS BLVD. SOUTH ramp toward TOWN CENTER/RANDALLSTOWN. Go
      0.8 miles
  8. Take the OWINGS MILLS BLVD - SOUTH ramp. Go 0.1 miles
  9. Merge onto OWINGS MILLS BLVD. go 0.7 miles
  10. Turn RIGHT onto LAKESIDE BLVD. go 1.0 miles
  11. Turn LEFT onto NEW TOWN BLVD. go 0.1 miles
  12. 4931 NEW TOWN BLVD is on the LEFT.

Overlea High School                                                    5401 Kenwood Avenue
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 6.1 miles
   5. Take the US-1 N/BELAIR RD exit, EXIT 32B, toward BEL AIR. Go 0.2 miles
   6. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-1/BELAIR RD. go 0.4 miles
   7. Turn RIGHT onto ROSSVILLE BLVD. go 0.9 miles
   8. Turn RIGHT onto LILLIAN HOLT DR. go 0.9 miles
   9. Turn LEFT onto KENWOOD AVE/MD-588. go 0.3 miles

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   10. 5401 KENWOOD AVE is on the RIGHT.

Owings Mills High School                                                   124 Tollgate Road
  1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
  3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
  4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE go 8.0 miles
  5. Take the MD-140 N exit, EXIT 20, toward GARRISON. Go 0.2 miles
  6. Turn RIGHT onto REISTERSTOWN RD/MD-140 W. go 3.7 miles
  7. Turn LEFT onto S TOLLGATE RD. go 0.6 miles
  8. 124 S TOLLGATE RD is on the RIGHT.

Parkville High School                                                 2600 Putty Hill Avenue
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E/BALTIMORE BELTWAY INNER LOOP toward ESSEX. Go 3.1 miles
   5. Merge onto MD-41 S/PERRING PKWY via EXIT 30A. go 0.7 miles
   6. Turn LEFT onto PUTTY HILL AVE. go 0.7 miles
   7. 2600 PUTTY HILL AVE is on the LEFT.

Patapsco High School                                                         8100 Wise Avenue
    1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
    2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
    3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
    4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 12.4 miles
    5. Take the MERRITT BLVD exit, EXIT 39, toward DUNDALK. Go 0.3 miles
    6. Merge onto MERRITT BLVD. go 1.6 miles
    7. Turn LEFT onto WISE AVE. go 0.8 miles

Perry Hall High School                                                4601 Ebenezer Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 4.9 miles
   5. Merge onto MD-43 E/WHITE MARSH BLVD via EXIT 31C on the LEFT toward WHITE MARSH.
       Go 1.7 miles (go under the Belair Road underpass)
   6. At the next LEFT, turn LEFT. Go 0.3 miles
   7. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto BELAIR RD/US-1.go 1.3 miles
   8. Turn RIGHT onto EBENEZER RD. go 0.8 miles
   9. 4601 EBENEZER RD is on the RIGHT.

Pikesville High School                                                7621 Labyrinth Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
       PIKESVILLE go 5.5 miles
   5. Take the GREENSPRING AVENUE exit, EXIT 22. go 0.2 miles
   6. Take the GREENSPRING AVE SOUTH ramp.

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   7. Merge onto GREENSPRING AVE. go 0.2 miles
   8. Turn RIGHT onto OLD COURT RD/MD-133. go 1.4 miles
   9. Turn LEFT onto LIGHTFOOT DR. go 0.4 miles
   10. Turn RIGHT onto CARLA RD. go 0.1 miles
   11. Turn LEFT onto LABYRINTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   12. 7621 LABYRINTH RD is on the LEFT.

Randallstown High School                                                    4000 Offutt Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
       PIKESVILLE go 8.0 miles.
   5. Take the MD-140 N exit, EXIT 20, toward GARRISON. Go 0.2 miles
   6. Turn RIGHT onto REISTERSTOWN RD/MD-140 W. go 1.1 miles
   7. Turn LEFT onto MCDONOGH RD. go 2.2 miles
   8. Turn LEFT to stay on MCDONOGH RD. go 0.5 miles
   9. Turn RIGHT onto WINANDS RD. go 0.3 miles
   10. Turn LEFT onto OFFUTT RD. go 0.2 miles
   11. 4000 OFFUTT RD is on the RIGHT.

Sparrows Point High School                                            7400 North point Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 17.1 miles
   5. Merge onto NORTH POINT BLVD/MD-151 S via EXIT 42 toward SPARROWS POINT. Go 0.6
      miles
   6. Turn LEFT onto MD-158 E/BETHLEHEM BLVD. go 0.1 miles
   7. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto NORTH POINT RD. go 0.7 miles

Western School of Technology                                           100 Kenwood Avenue
      Baseball plays at Southwest Academy
      Softball plays at Catonsville Middle School
      Tennis plays at CCBC-Catonsville
      Lacrosse plays at Arbutus Middle School
      Track and Fields runs at CCBC-Catonsville

Arbutus Middle School                                                 5525 Shelbourne Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH ROAD, go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N., go 0.9 miles.
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE. Go 18.6 miles
   5. Take the US-1 N exit, EXIT 12A. go 0.4 miles
   6. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto CIRCLE DR. go 0.4 miles
   7. Turn LEFT onto SHELBOURNE RD. go 0.6 miles
   8. 5525 SHELBOURNE RD is on the LEFT.

Catonsville Middle School                                              2301 Edmondson Avenue
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH ROAD, go 0.2 miles

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   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N., go 0.9 miles.
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE. Go 15.1 miles
   5. Merge onto US-40 W/BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE via EXIT 15B toward ELLICOTT CITY. Go
      0.9 miles
   6. Turn LEFT onto N ROLLING RD. go 0.3 miles
   7. Turn RIGHT onto OLD FREDERICK RD. go 0.7 miles
   8. Turn RIGHT onto EDMONDSON AVE. go 0.3 miles
   9. 2301 EDMONDSON AVE is on the LEFT.

Southwest Academy                                                     6200 Johnnycake Road
   1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH ROAD, go 0.2 miles
   2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
   3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N., go 0.9 miles.
   4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE. Go 13.2 miles
   5. Take the MD-122/SECURITY BLVD EAST exit, EXIT 17, toward WOODLAWN. Go 0.3 miles
   6. Turn LEFT onto MD-122 E/SECURITY BLVD. go 0.6 miles
   7. Turn RIGHT onto WOODLAWN DR. go 0.9 miles
   8. Turn LEFT onto JOHNNYCAKE RD. go 0.1 miles
   9. 6200 JOHNNYCAKE RD is on the LEFT.

Woodlawn High School                                                 1801 Woodlawn Drive
  1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
  3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
  4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
      PIKESVILLE go 13.2 miles.
  5. Take the MD-122/SECURITY BLVD EAST exit, EXIT 17, toward WOODLAWN. Go 0.3 miles
  6. Turn LEFT onto MD-122 E/SECURITY BLVD. go 0.6 miles
  7. Turn LEFT onto WOODLAWN DR. go 0.4 miles
  8. 1801 WOODLAWN DR is on the RIGHT.

CCBC Campus Directions:
CCBC-Catonsville                                                     800 South Rolling Road
  1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
  3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
  4. Merge onto I-695 W/BALTIMORE BELTWAY OUTER LOOP via the ramp on the LEFT toward
     PIKESVILLE go 16.4 miles.
  5. Take the MD-144/FREDERICK RD exit, EXIT 13, toward CATONSVILLE. Go 0.2 miles
  6. Turn RIGHT onto FREDERICK RD/MD-144. go 0.4 miles
  7. Turn LEFT onto BLOOMSBURY AVE. go 0.9 miles
  8. Turn LEFT onto S ROLLING RD/MD-166. go 0.4 miles
  9. 800 S ROLLING RD is on the RIGHT.

CCBC_Dundalk                                                           7200 Sollers Point Road
  1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
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   3.   Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
   4.   Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 12.4 miles
   5.   Take the MERRITT BLVD exit, EXIT 39, toward DUNDALK. Go 0.3 miles
   6.   Merge onto MERRITT BLVD. go 2.3 miles
   7.   Turn RIGHT onto MERRITT AVE. go 0.2 miles
   8.   MERRITT AVE becomes SOLLERS POINT RD. go 0.3 miles
   9.   7200 SOLLERS POINT RD is on the RIGHT.

CCBC-Essex                                                            7201 Rossville Boulevard
  1. Turn LEFT onto AIGBURTH RD. go 0.2 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT onto YORK RD/MD-45 N. go 0.6 miles
  3. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto DULANEY VALLEY RD/MD-146 N. go 0.6 miles
  4. Merge onto I-695 E toward ESSEX. Go 6.1 miles
  5. Take the US-1 N/BELAIR RD exit, EXIT 32B, toward BEL AIR. Go 0.2 miles
  6. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-1/BELAIR RD. go 0.4 miles
  7. Turn RIGHT onto ROSSVILLE BLVD. go 2.1 miles
  8. Make a U-TURN at RIDGE RD onto ROSSVILLE BLVD.
  9. 7201 ROSSVILLE BLVD is on the RIGHT.




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Contact Information
                                 High School Principal and AD
Carver (C) Fax: 410-823-8386                               New Town (NW) Fax: 410-654-8897
AD Lori Brewer 410-887-2546                                       AD Reggie Brooks 1668
P Karen Steele 410-887-2775                                       P Barbara Cheswick 1614
Catonsville (SW) Fax: 410-747-9473                         Overlea (NE) 5428
AD Dave Lane 0815                                                 AD Bruce Malinowski 5428
P Deborah Bittner 0808                                            P Elizabeth Parker 5241
Chesapeake (SE) Fax: 410-682-3426                          Owings Mills (NW) Fax: 1528
AD Rodney McMillion 6386                                          AD Brian Bandurchin 1528
P Maria Lowry 0100                                                P Diane Garbarino 1700
Dulaney (C) Fax: 7638                                      Parkville (NE) Fax: 5430
AD Mike Lafferty 7638                                             AD Jeff Markle 5430
P Pat McCusker 7633                                               P Stephen Edgar 5257
Dundalk (SE) Fax: 7288                                     Patapsco (SE) Fax: 7062
AD Justin Nash 7288                                               AD Chris McGuinness 7064
P Paul Shouldice 7023                                             P Ed Mitzel 7060
Eastern Technical (NE) Fax: 0424                           Perry Hall (NE) Fax: 410-256-0696*209
AD Larry Hall 0201                                                AD Kathy Graybeal 5113
P Tom Evans 0190                                                  P George Roberts 5108
Franklin (NW) Fax: 1126                                    Pikesville (NW) Fax: 410-653-3910
AD Richard Reed 1126                                              AD Ted Winner 1257
P Kathy Schmidt 1119                                              P Barbara Walker 1217
Hereford (C) Fax: 1944                                     Randallstown (NW) Fax: 0756
AD Mike Kalisz 1910                                               AD Mike Gelman 0756
P John Bereska 1905                                               P Cheryl Pasteur 0748
Kenwood (NE) Fax: 6382                                     Sparrows Point (SE) Fax: 410-477-4311
AD Derek Maki 0145                                                AD Russ Lingner 7512
P Paul Martin 0153                                                P Robert Santacroce 7517
Lansdowne (SW) Fax: 1424                                   Towson (C) Fax: 410-828-9213
AD Todd Hawkins, Acting AD 1424                                   AD Joslyn Travis 3633
P Lynda Whitlock 1415                                             P Jane Barranger 3608
Loch Raven High (C) Fax: 5898                              Western STES (SW) Fax: 1024
AD David Hoch 3543                                                AD Mike McEwan 0844
P TBA 3525                                                        P Rick Jester 0840
Milford Mill (NW) Fax: 0681                                Woodlawn (SW) Fax: 1324
AD Joe Sargent 0666                                               AD Michael Sye 410-298-0724
P Nathaniel Gibson 0660                                           P Ed Weglein 1309

Important Web-Site and Email Information

MPSSAA: www.mpssaa.org
Baltimore Country Public School Office of Athletics: http://www.bcps.org/offices/athletics/
Towson High School: towsonhs.bcps.org
Sport Schedules: www.viewmyschedule.com
For information on the NCAA Clearinghouse: http://eligibilitycenter.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html

Athletic Director email: jlear2@bcps.org




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Sign-off Sheet

                                          Towson High School

Athletic Handbook Parent/Athlete Acknowledgement


I have received a copy of the Towson High School Department of Athletics Handbook for Parents of
Athletes. I have reviewed the policies, rules, regulations and information found therein and have
discussed this information with my student/athlete. We realize we are responsible for being aware of
the total contents of this handbook.


We understand the commitment we are making and we agree to abide by the expectations, rules,
regulations, policies and procedures set forth in this handbook.




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Athletes that do not have this form filled out will not be able to participate in the first
interscholastic game.




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