FHS Athletics

Franklin High School Athletics Information
Contact Coach Book, Athletic Director
Phone: 443-809-1126

FHS Athletics Update 01/13/2021:

Please see the statement below about the winter athletic season.


Update on Athletics
Unfortunately, due to the continued impact of COVID-19 and the timeline for the winter athletic season, we are cancelling the 2020-2021 winter athletic season. We will evaluate the situation and examine potential alternatives for our winter sports athletes. Our 2021 fall sports season is tentatively scheduled to begin on February 13. We will continue to monitor state and local health metrics to determine if the fall athletic season can start on February 13.


This update covers the following topics in the following order:

1. Registration & Physical Exam (required for all Athletic programs)

2. Virtual Athletic Program (wholly inclusive)

3. Work-outs

4. “Competitive,” In-Person Athletics (eligibility rules apply)

1. Registration and Physical Exam

All students participating in athletics need to register and complete a physical exam, regardless of whether they are participating virtually or in-person. All registration of BCPS interscholastic athletics is hosted by Form Releaf. 

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

Students WILL need to be registered in order to participate in the virtual, conditioning and competitive seasons.  There is a separate registration for each sport, and we will work with the following calendar and registration windows:


Participation Dates

Online Registration Window

Winter Workouts

November 18 – December 4

NOW – November 15

Winter “Competitive” Season

December 7 – February 13

NOW – December 31

Fall Workouts

December 7 – December 30

NOW – December 2

Spring “Virtual” Season

December 14 – January 29

November 23 – December14

Spring Workouts

January 4 – January 22

December 9 -- December 30

Fall “Competitive” Season

February 13 – April 17

January 4 -- February 10

Spring “Competitive” Season

April 17 – June 19

March 5 – April 14

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 one calendar year.  There is not a need to complete the new COVID-19 portion for that reason alone, if you have a valid physical on file prior to the date above.  However, all forms submitted after 7/8/20 should include that final page in addition to the rest of the form.

2. Virtual Athletic Program

Students are, in a wholly inclusive manner, able to participate in the virtual athletic program for the 2020-2021 school year. 

What Does the Spring Virtual Season Look Like?

The Spring Virtual Season (December 14-January 29) will be conducted utilizing Schoology and various integrated platforms, such as Google Meets.  Coaches will have the opportunity to meet prospective student-athletes, build relationships, support classroom achievement, structure mentor groups, all while conducting/structuring conditioning and skill-development activities.

Coaches will meet with their team groups for a total of between 3-4 hours each week, while working on the aforementioned items and more. Meeting times will vary slightly for extracurricular offerings, but will occur after the scheduled school day, in any combination of days between Monday-Friday, per the direction of each Head Coach. That meeting schedule will be published and available on the school website under ‘Athletics’ and available via Schoology.

Students will be added to their chosen sport of registration, ONLY by the Athletic Director, upon eligibility clearance.  If a student is not added to a sport/program, they/their parent/guardian should contact Mr. Book to inquire as to what is missing/needs to be completed.

3. Work-Outs

Franklin will be following the guidelines set out in the BCPS Athletics Re-engagement Program Plan for workouts.  After student registration, coaches will send specific details to student athletes who have registered for conditioning.

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

Participation Eligibility

With the start of in-person athletics, standard eligibility protocols will be followed. That will mean that report cards distributed on November 30, 2021 will impact eligibility. For students to be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics, the quarter grades that are received prior to the start of that season must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.0 (unweighted) and no more than one ‘E’. A student who does not meet either of those standards, or both, shall be ineligible until the next sport season, given that there is an opportunity with another quarter grade to re-establish eligibility.

More details about scope and sequence of seasons, schedules, equipment distribution, etc. will follow.

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

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