Arlington Middle Schools Interscholastic Athletic Program

Students must submit All VHSL sports forms to Ms. Hogwood during lunch or place forms in the mailbox on Ms. Hogwood’s office door, electronic copies are no longer accepted. Students will be reminded to check the website, canvas, and whiteboard outside of the cafeteria for physical due dates and other important information. Students will not be permitted to tryout or join a sports team without a physical (a complete physical consisting of five pages). Students only need to turn in one physical for the school year (page three of the physical forms must be dated after 5.1.23) Below are the physical due dates and season/tryout start dates for the upcoming seasons:

  • Early Fall Sports important dates: Physicals are DUE Friday, September 8th at 3pm

Co-Ed Tennis: 9.11.23

*WMS tennis practice is held at YHS tennis courts (home matches are held at YHS tennis courts). WMS students will walk from WMS to YHS tennis courts, then back to WMS if they are in check-in or taking the late bus. Late bus riders need to be back at WMS by 4:15pm.**Please bring an unopened can of tennis balls to tryouts

*Boys’ Soccer: 9.11.23 (on the WMS turf field)

Girls’ Ultimate: No tryouts practice begins 9.11.23 (on the WMS turf field)

Cheerleading: Tryouts begin 9.18.23 (in the WMS main/aux gym) 9.13.23 Interest meeting, mandatory cheer clinics 9.18.23 – 9.20.23, & official tryout date: 9.21.23

  • Late Fall Sports important dates: Physicals are DUE Friday, October 13th at 3pm (Boys’ Basketball & Girls’ Soccer ONLY)

Boys’ Basketball: Tryouts begin 10.16.23 (WMS main gym)

Girls’ Soccer: Tryouts begin 10.23.23 (on the WMS turf field)

Boys’ Ultimate: No tryouts, practice begins 10.5.23 (on the WMS turf field) – Physicals are DUE: Friday, September 29th at 3pm

  • Winter sports important dates: Physicals are DUE Tuesday, December 19th at 3pm (Girls’ Basketball & Wrestling ONLY)

Girls’ Basketball: Tryouts begin 1.2.24 (WMS main gym)

Wrestling: No tryouts. Practice begins 1.2.24 (practice in the WMS aux gym)

  • Winter sports important dates: Physicals are DUE Friday, February 16th at 3pm (Swim & Dive)

Swimming: No tryouts. Practice begins: TBA

Dive: Four dives required to join the WMS dive team. Practice begins: TBA

*WMS Swim & Dive are held at YHS pool. WMS students will walk from WMS to YHS pool, then back to WMS if they are in check-in or taking the late bus. Late bus riders need to be back at WMS by 4:15pm.*

  • Spring sports important dates:  Physicals are DUE Friday, March 8th at 3pm 

Track: Tryouts begin 3.11.24

  • Required Forms:

Physical Form

APS Form

Williamsburg Student Activities Coordinator

Ashley Hogwood (



Sports Calendar


Mission Statement

Arlington Middle Schools Athletics is a developmental program that promotes the academic, physical, psychological and social growth of the student athlete.

Goals of the Middle School Athletic program focus on:

  • Development of the student athlete
  • Sportsmanship
  • Promotion of a successful and positive experience for all

Development of the student-athlete includes but is not limited to the following areas:

  1. Academic – maintaining high educational and behavioral standards in the school community they represent. Student-athletes are to think of themselves as students first and athletes second.
  2. Physical – learning sport skills, improving physical conditioning, developing good health habits, and avoiding injuries
  3. Psychological – learning to control their emotions and developing feelings of self-worth
  4. Social – learning cooperation in a competitive context and appropriate standards of behavior

Sportsmanship includes but is not limited to:

  • A passionate effort to be successful with a commitment to be fair, honest, and respectful, and honor the rules of the game
  • The six pillars of character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship)
  • A code of conduct for student-athletes, coaches, managers, parents, fans, and administrators

Promotion of a successful and positive experience for all includes but is not limited to:

  • The assurance that student-athletes are to think of themselves as students first and athletes second. Success is represented in many forms (improvement in team and individual performance, achievement of team and personal goals, etc.) and does not always equate to winning.
  • Participation in student athletic activity that is fun and also a significant part of the educational program that represents the high standards of ethics and sportsmanship while developing good character.

Required forms

All Students Must Have a current physical (all five pages) on the First Day of Tryouts, dated 5/1/2023 (of current year) or after.

Sports Participation Requirements

  • In order to participate/tryout student athletes must have a current sports physical exam form (VHSL) on file with the school. In addition, students also need to be in good academic standing.
  • The physical exam must be dated after May 1st of the current school year (2023).
  • The Athletic Participation Agreement must be signed before trying out for a sports team. (See link to form below)
  • Eligibility forms are required for participants – Student athletes must be passing each of their classes in order to participate in after-school sports.
  • Tryouts and practices take place after school from 2:45 PM to 4:05 PM
  • Sports buses depart WMS promptly at 2:30 for ALL away games. Players who are not at door 14 at 2:30 will be left at WMS.
  • Late buses will be provided for student bus riders staying after school. Late buses depart WMS at 4:15pm
  • If you have any questions, please call/email Ms. Hogwood ( at 703-228-2446.
  • Optional Student Accident Insurance

Procedure for WMS Sport Tryouts

All athletes trying out for a WMS sports team will be asked to sign in on the first day of tryouts, indicating their full names and grade level. Each athlete trying out will be assigned a number. Coaches will evaluate all athletes by their assigned numbers. Athletes invited to the 2nd or 3rd day of tryouts will see their numbers posted outside of the cafeteria on the bulletin board labeled “sports”. Final rosters will also be posted on the bulletin board outside of the cafeteria. Picked teams or final rosters will reflect the assigned number of the athlete and not their name.

8th graders ONLY:

YHS is going paperless for physicals! All students interested in YHS sports MUST submit their sports physical forms online via the YHS sports registration portal.

Here is the link to the YHS announcement for online registration

Page 3 of the VHSL physical MUST be completed by the doctor and uploaded to the registration portal.