Summer Training: Swimming & Football

Summer Training: Swimming & Football

Are you interested in joining a sport next school year? Get informed on the steps you need to take to prepare for the season! A few of the available sports require summer training. Are you interested in one of those sports? Read below to find out:

  • Swimming: Two weeks before schools starts, the swim team will be having a two week mini camp to get in shape for the swimming season. This training consists of a swim practice which divides the swimmers based on their skill level and what shape they’re in. It is a no cut sport, which means that anyone can do without a tryout. Practices begin with swim and conclude with ad/running workouts.
  • Football: Football training starts June 16th and extends throughout the football season. During this training session, Coach Pollard builds, shapes, and molds physical and mental toughness for these soon to be or returning football players.

Incoming FRESHMAN interested in Football:

Weight Lifting Starts in JUNE
  1. In order to participate in our off-season conditioning program freshman must have a physical which must be completed on the MDCPS form found on our main athletics page (Do not forget to get notarized). In addition, freshman must pay the $18 basic insurance found online at (please print receipt).
  2. The workout uniform is White shirt, and Red shorts. Cleats and running shoes should be brought every day.
  3. It is highly recommended that incoming freshman participate in our annual middle school combine, held the first Saturday morning immediately after the conclusion of the school year.

is from 8:00 to 8:45, and the event is absolutely FREE of charge.

– Football insurance for August is typically around the $75 range, and a free football physical will be held on school grounds during the month of July (Parent/Guardian must be present).
– The $18 insurance online and physical completed in June is required for freshman in order to participate in offseason conditioning during the month of June, up until the free physical date.
  1. Tryouts for the football team take place two times a year. Once in January and then again in June.
  2. In order for students to participate in Spring Football, held throughout the month of May, they must be part of Spring conditioning-held January through April.
  3. In order for students to participate in regular Season football, August through late November, athletes must participate in the offseason program held during June and July.
  4. Students must pass a physical, and have proof of such on the official MDCPS Physical form found on the Main athletics Page. In addition, they must have school insurance.
  5. As per MDCPS rule, students must carry with them an unweighted GPA of at least a 2.0
  6. The only exceptions are transfers and injured.
  • For schedules and additional information please visit To contact the coaches the CGHS website will also provide you with their email address.