FHS Athletics

Franklin High School Athletics Information


Contact Coach Book, Athletic Director
E-mail: jbook@bcps.org
Phone: 443-809-1126

Frequently Requested Links:
FHS Athletics Schedule
Ticket Spicket (Away Games)
Ticket Spicket (Home Games)

New! National Letter of Intent Signing Day - 11/10/2021

New! Winter Sports 2021 - First Day Tryout Dates and Times
Monday November 15th-17th
Time (PM) Sport Location
2:30 – 4:30  Boys JV/Varsity Basketball  Gymnasium
2:30 – 4:30  JV/Varsity Wrestling  Wrestling Room
2:30 – 4:30  Boys/Girls Indoor Track   Weight Room
 4:30 – 6:30  Girls JV/Varsity Basketball  Gymnasium
 4:30 – 6:30  Winter Cheerleading  Weight Room

Click here to access the Winter Sports Resource Packet (updated 10/14)
Updated spectator and visiting team guidelines (updated 8/23, see below)

Sign up for email alerts at https://fhsathletics.digitalsports.com/

Information About Vaccinations for Student Athletes
Beginning Wednesday, November 24, 2021, BCPS will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for any high school student participating in BCPS winter and spring sports for the 2021-22 school year. 
Students who are unwilling to be vaccinated, or present documentation verifying a medical or religious exemption as to why they cannot be vaccinated, may participate in mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing. Testing will be offered at no cost to the student athlete at their school on a regularly scheduled basis that is either during the school day or practice time. Tests involve a brief self-swab inside the tip of the nose and use PCR technology to detect the COVID virus.
If a student fails to get vaccinated or participate in the mandatory weekly COVID testing process, they will lose their eligibility and be unable to participate or until the requirements are met.

1. Registration and Physical Exam

Important note on Physicals: 

As we move forward with the 2021-2022 school year, we are pleased to announce a very important change for the upcoming athletic seasons. We will be changing the pre-participation physical language in our athletics manual to better support our student athlete population. The change reads as follows:

Students shall submit to their athletic director a Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form as proof of being examined and certified as being physically fit to participate in any try-out, practice or contest of a school team.

  1. The physical examination shall be performed by a licensed physician, certified physician’s assistant (PA) under the supervision of a licensed physician or a certified nurse practitioner (NP).
  2.  The physical examination shall be good for fourteen (14) months from the date of the examination.

All students participating in athletics need to register and complete a physical exam. All registration of BCPS interscholastic athletics is hosted by Form Releaf. 

The specific page for Franklin High School registrations can be found here:


The Physical Exam forms which are still required, are now slightly different.  The new form includes an addition COVID-19 page, which must be completed for all physical exams dated after July 8th, 2020.

The updated form can be found by clicking on the following link:


As always, a completed physical exam that is on file, is good for fourteen (14) months

2. “Competitive” Season (In-Person, Eligibility Protocols Apply)

Participation Eligibility (updated 10/14/21)

Academic Eligibility Policy

The State of Maryland passed legislation that a recommendation for a 2.0 Grade Point Average is put in place for all student athletes to participate in interscholastic sports. In order to meet the State of Maryland’s recommendation, the Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Athletics has implemented the following Athletic Academic Eligibility Policy.

  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • No more than one failing, incomplete, or medical grade in the marking period prior to the start of the season of participation.

Pre-Participation Physical
: All student-athletes must have a valid physical on file. A paper copy must be submitted to Athletic Director Jim Book via main office mailbox or via email at jbook@bcps.org. This form is available on the school website and can also be sent via email by contacting Mr. Book. Physicals are valid for 14 months from the date of the exam. Also available here:


**No spectators for practice.  Any parent or guardian who wishes to remain on campus MUST stay in their vehicle and relocate to student parking lot (by Reisterstown Rd).  Otherwise, transportation should plan to drop-off, leave, and return 5 minutes prior to the end of the scheduled practice. Student-athletes must leave campus at the conclusion of practice.  If they are unable to do so, they will not participate in the program.

3. BCPS COVID Reporting Process - Student Athletes
Click here to access the BCPS COVID Reporting Process Document 

When a student athlete reports having COVID illness and/or having been exposed to COVID outside of the school, the following steps should be taken in this order:
1. The Coach should advise the student to stay/go home.
2. The Coach should notify the Athletic Director immediately.
3. If the report is received while a practice or game is occurring or about to occur, the practice or game may continue. In all other cases, the team should revert to virtual practice until the case has been investigated by nursing. The team should NOT be told that there is or is not a case of COVID.
4. Within 1 hour of receiving the report, the Athletic Director should notify the school nurse by phone and/or email of the name of the student and the nature of concern (COVID illness or exposure). If the report is received after staff duty hours or a weekday or on a weekend, the Athletic Director should email the nurse and copy OHSCOVID@bcps.org
5. The Athletic Director should alert the principal that the situation has been reported to health services and is being investigated.
6. The school nurse (after hours/weekends, a nurse from Health Services) will contact the impacted student and parent/guardian by phone that day. Reports received after 6 pm will be contacted the next day.
7. The investigating nurse will determine whether quarantine or isolation is needed. In addition, the nurse will determine if there were any close contacts at school. All close contacts will receive phone contact from a nurse and placed on quarantine that same day. Oftentimes, the coach and/or athletic director may be consulted to assist with the determination and identification of close contacts.
8. Upon completion of the investigation, the nurse will notify the Athletic Director and Principal including the results including: a) Name of student (case or close contact) and the timeline for the student to return to school/play b) Name(s) of any close contacts from school or athletics and timeline for their return to school/play c) Any additional precautions needed (such as cleaning.)
9. If the student was potentially infectious while at school, the Office of Health Services will provide the principal with a community notice to issue to all persons who were at the school/event during the time the person was potentially infectious.
NOTE: If the case/exposure is for an adult member of the coaching staff, the report should be sent to OHSCOVID@bcps.org. For cases/reports from staff, all other steps remain the same but the investigation is always led by the Office of Health Services, not school nurses. Throughout this process, confidentiality will be maintained. No persons without a need to know will be given health information. Persons receiving health information may not share it with any other person, unless directed to do so by the investigating nurse.

4. Ticketing & Spectators
Updated 8/23: Click here for fall spectator and visiting team guidelines for Fall 2021

If you are looking to purchase tickets for a home sporting event at Franklin, please use the following link: https://spicket.events/franklin If you are looking to purchase tickets for an away game, please go to the BCPS link and find the game you wish to attend:  https://spicket.events/bcps

Additionally, here is a link that may help you with the process:

Video: Buying Tickets & Checking In: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UdW5MfsISg

Please contact Jim Book, Athletic Director, at jbook@bcps.org  with any questions. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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