High School Athletics

MHS Girls Sports Team

Athletic Department

Shawn Counard, M.Ed.
Director of Athletics
Health and Physical Education Supervisor 
Telephone: (856) 778-6610 ext. 12159

A Tradition of Excellence

Philosophy Statement
Our school district places the highest emphasis on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of all students' academic programs. The athletics program likewise affirms academics as the highest priority in life of our student-athletes. In so doing, we seek to strengthen the integration of athletic program objectives with academic and developmental objectives.

Mission Statement
Recognizing that the students have needs and interest that go beyond the scope of academic life, the school district is committed to providing an interscholastic program consistent with those needs and interest. Recognizing, further, the positive impact of athletics participation on individual development, and consistent with the school district's academic doctrine, the athletics program seeks to pursue excellence through hard work and encourages attitudes of integrity and fairness, respect for others, teamwork, and dedication to goals.
 
Moorestown Athletic Center (MAC)
The Moorestown Athletic Center is located behind the Moorestown High School. It can be accessed by parking behind or next to the Moorestown High School or by parking at the William Allen Middle School and walking across the fields to the main entrance of the M.A.C.


SPORTS REGISTRATION

Fall Sports Paperwork is due by 8/1/19.
The first day of practice is 8/12/19.

NEW THIS YEAR:  All athletes must sign up through Genesis to register for the sport.  Register for Fall 2019 Sports


All athletes are required to complete the following forms which are available online when students register:

  1. Sports Physical- completed by physician (must be dated within 365 days of the first day of practice.  All physicals expire 365 days after they are performed.)  An updated Sports Physical MUST be on file in the Health Office for each athlete. Both pages of the physical MUST be completed by the doctor.  This is a paper form.
  2. IF THE LAST SPORTS PHYSICAL WAS PERFORMED WITHIN 365 DAYS of the first day of practice the student only needs to fill out the History form and it must be signed by the parent/guardian and the student.
  3.  FALL SPORTS PAPERWORK IS DUE 8/1/19:  All forms must be brought to the Main Office only!  No faxes, scans or emails.  DO NOT hand them to the coach.

Sports physical forms must be filled out completely - if the physician does not fill out all information (Example: for vision 20/___R  20/ ___L) we must reject the physical form.  Please make sure all spaces on the physical forms are complete. There will be emails informing families of the rejection from July through August 3rd.


ImPACT TESTING:
All athletes are required to undergo baseline Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) every two years. If you have not yet undergone ImPACT testing, the student MUST do so before being cleared for participation in any sport. See the athletic trainer for dates and times.

FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS:
There are two days for free sport physicals at the High School:  7/17/19 at 1:00 pm and 7/31/19 at 8:00 am.  The doors will close 15 minutes past the assigned time for the physical.  Please do not be late.

FALL SPORTS PAPERWORK DEADLINE:
All paperwork for the Fall Season must be completed, signed by the student and parent and brought to the Main Office Thursday, 8/1/19 at 8am in order to be cleared in time for the start of practice. There is a box for COMPLETED sport physicals in the Main Office.

ACADEMIC CREDITS: 
For Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders only:  Academically you must have earned 30 credits in the prior school year or you must go to summer school and successfully complete the program to be eligible.

MHS Sports Calendar
Go to the Burlington County Scholastic League to view / download all MHS sports practice schedules, daily games, weekly schedules, updates & changes.  There is also an option to Subscribe via email or Notify me via text for sports updates & changes. Simply click on Subscribe or the Notify Me Icon in the upper right hand corner of the BCSL page to sign up.

Drug Free Sports
NJSIAA Drug Free Sports AXIS is a program that will provide information and education. It is a valuable tool for questions about dietary supplements and is a trusted nutrition, health and wellness resource. Select NJSIAA from the drop down and enter the password: njsports. Under the Tools, athletes can ask questions about dietary supplements, the prohibited list, medications, etc. Once received, please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.