What is the status of VHSL Athletics/Activities for this year?
The Executive Committee of the VHSL voted 34-1 on July 27 to adopt a calendar where all three sport seasons would, essentially, be played in 2021. The winter sports season will be from Dec. 14-Feb. 20, the fall sports season will be from Feb. 15-May 1, and the spring sports season will be from Apr. 12-Jun. 26. VHSL Activities will be on a similar schedule to previous years with the exception of VHSL Theatre, which moves to the spring season. Further details regarding schedules, post-season play, overlapping seasons, etc. should be available by early September. We'll provide updates here and on social media (Twitter @MonticelloAD, Facebook 'Monticello Mustangs AD') as we are able.
What about out-of-season workouts for Fall, Winter and Spring Sports, or VHSL Activities?
With more information on the school year and VHSL calendar anticipated for late July/early August, plans can then be developed to include Fall, Winter and Spring Sports, and VHSL Activities for voluntary in-person workouts/meetings. More information will be available following the Albemarle County School Board meeting on July 30 and subsequent athletics-specific meetings in the days to follow to establish the appropriate parameters. We'll provide updates here and on social media (Twitter @MonticelloAD, Facebook 'Monticello Mustangs AD') as we are able.
Will students be able to play multiple sports with the overlap in seasons?
Absolutely! The overlap in seasons under the VHSL's Model 3 isn't much different than the overlap in previous years, with the playoff season from fall & winter has traditionally overlapped with the tryouts/pre-season practice season for winter & spring. The difference is, with the switching in the order of the winter and fall seasons, it switches which seasons overlap with each other. The process remains the same, all students will be afforded the opportunity to try out for any subsequent sport following the conclusion of a previous sport season. Any questions or concerns regarding this should be shared with the Athletic Director (Matthew Pearman,
What if I have questions that aren't answered here?
Please feel free to reach out to the Head Coach for sport-specific questions and the Athletic Director (Matthew Pearman,
What precautions will the athletic department be taking to ensure a safe environment?
The safety of our student-athletes is always our highest priority. Precautions will be taken in the following areas for any VHSL athletics/activities until further notice: Pre-Workout Screening, Limitations on Gatherings, Facilities Cleaning, Physical Activity and Athletic Equipment, and Hydration. Please CLICK HERE for detailed Parent Information for ACPS Summer Workouts.
Is the school hosting discount physicals?
Typically, we offer discount physicals one afternoon in late May each school year. Due to the current limitations on indoor gatherings and physical distancing, we are unable to offer at-school sports physicals this year.
Where can I get a sports physical?
It is recommended for your child's Pediatrician/Primary Care Physican to perform sports physicals. Also, MedExpress (260 Pantops Center, Charlottesvile) offers walk-in physicals from 8:00am to 8:00pm daily.
How do I turn my physical in while schools are closed?
Physicals can be sent by e-mail to
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