Athletics Calendar for the week

  •  WEEKLY CALENDAR: Please note these are subject to change!

    UPDATE: VISITORS TO CAMPUS--new guidelines:

    Dear McDaniel Athletics families and community members,

    Effective Monday, Oct. 18, all visitors to PPS properties (aged 12 and older) will be required to show proof of either a completed COVID-19 vaccine OR a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their visit to campus lasting 15 minutes or longer.

    This WILL impact spectators to athletic events both indoors at our gym, as well as outdoors at our stadium. All visitors will also be required to wear a mask on campus, even outdoors. Please be prepared to show your proof of vaccines or tests when you attend our athletic events in the future. For details about these new PPS guidelines, follow this LINK.

    Thank you, 

    McDaniel Athletics


TRYOUT SCHEDULE: Winter Season begins November 15

  • If you wish to try out for a winter team, you must first register on Family ID with a current physical. You will then receive a confirmation email with times and locations for tryouts.

    Basketball is for both boys and girls and there are 3 team levels for each group. There are 3 days of tryouts for basketball, and you must attend all three days. Please remember that basketball is a cut sport, and not everyone is guaranteed a position on a team. 

    Portland pools are open, so there will be a swim season! Swim Team is for both boys and girls. It is a competitive race team for athletes who know basic swim strokes and are comfortable in the water. Practices are held at the East Portland Community Center pool. Swimmers must take Tri Met or provide their own transportation to practices. Meets are held on weeknights.

    Wrestling is for boys and girls and will take beginners. There are no tryouts for wrestling, so anyone may join the team. Matches with other Portland schools are held during the week and tournaments will be held on Saturdays.


Welcome to Athletics for 2021-22!

  •  Welcome to McDaniel Athletics for 2021!

    At this time, our plans are for full regular seasons of practices and games, while following all health protocols outlined by state, county, and district guidelines. Currently, masks are not required for active athletes in outdoor athletic participation, but are still required for sideline athletes and indoor sports.

    Our fall season teams are underway! Athletes interested in winter or spring sports may pre-register now to receive updates as our seasons approach, including notices for off-season conditioning with our coaches. The first practice date for Winter season is November 15. Spring season teams will begin practicing on February 28.

    All students are required to have a current sports physical and pre-register on Family ID before the tryout date, or they will not be admitted to tryouts:  link to FamilyID to register.

    There is no need to pay athletics participation fees prior to tryouts. Please wait until team rosters are finalized before making payments. For the 2021-22 school year, McDaniel qualifies for the Community Eligibility Provision designation with PPS. This enables ALL students to benefit from adjusted fees for athletics. The sports fee is $35 per PIL sport. The cap is $70 per school year per athlete and $150 per family per school year. This is the same as the reduced fee for Free or Reduced Lunch. You can pay the PIL sports fee through School Pay or pay in person with the McDaniel High School bookkeeper or in the athletics office once we have opened.

    Free sports physicals can be scheduled through the School Based Health Centers. You must have the PIL's Sports Physical form signed by your doctor. Links to the form and information on contacting the Health Centers is available on the Links and Forms page. (At this time, the McDaniel School Based Health Center has not yet reopened).

    If you have questions, contact our coaching or Athletics Department staff through our Athletics Staff links.

    Thank you,

    McDaniel Athletics



    McDaniel High School encourages all students to to participate in athletics! To join a team, students must fulfill academic requirements and register proof of a current physical exam to be eligible. Additional forms and fees also need to be submitted to participate.


    Athletics fees are paid to the PIL, and help cover coach salaries, uniform costs, transportation, and other team expenses. All students are welcome to try out for teams, and fees will not be a barrier to joining.

    • all McDaniel teams cost $35 per season ($70 annual maximum) for the 2021-22 school year.
    • Free and Reduced lunch students only pay $35 per season ($70 annual maximum)
    • Please contact the athletic director if you have questions or concerns about fees.


    Students who fail to meet any of these 3 requirements are not eligible to participate in sports:

    • student must have passed 5 classes the previous semester (or 3 on the 4x4 calendar).
    • student must be enrolled and passing 5 classes in the current semester.
    • student must be making satisfactory progress toward graduation by earning the minimum number of credits:(4.5 credits by the start of 10th grade, 10 credits by the start of 11th grade, 17 credits by the start of 12th grade)

    In addition:

    • student must have earned the following GPA the previous quarter:

    2.0 with no Fs or 2.5 with one F

    Students who do not meet this requirement may register but will be placed on academic probation for the current season. Please contact the athletics office if you have questions about academic probation.


    Students must submit a current approved physical form to the Athletics Department prior to participating in sports. The exam will be valid for 2 years, and does not need to be filled out for additional sports within the current year. See our Links and Forms page for blank physical forms in supported languages.



    YOU WILL NEED TO HAND IN A NEW FORM TO McDANIEL ATHLETICS. If you participated in PIL Youth Athletics, please see the Athletics Secretary to see if your physical is still current to play. 


    • if applicable, additional forms for exchange students, transfer, or home-schooled students are required