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F.L. Slough   
Director of Athletics

Patti Sheedy
Athletic Director - Patrick Henry H.S.

T.J. Shepardson
Athletic Director - William Fleming H.S.


Middle school football begins on Thursday, July 29. Football players will practice at the high school they are zoned to attend based on their home address. Click here to look up your high school.

Players zoned to Patrick Henry High School need to report to the field at 8:30 a.m. and will practice from 9 a.m. to noon. The Patrick Henry Football parent meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27.

Players zoned to William Fleming High School need to report to the field at 3:45 p.m. and will practice from 4:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The William Fleming Football parent meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

All other middle school fall sports begin after August 2. Please contact your middle school for more details on specific start dates.

All athletes must have an updated VHSL physical on file dated after May 1, 2021, on the revised January 2021 form. Click here to access the physical form.

To be eligible to play middle and high school sports, all athletes and parents/guardians must read and understand the information included in the handbook. Completely fill out the last page (Front & Back) of the handbook (light blue copy in the hard copy of handbook) with signatures by the athlete and parent/guardian on all  pages and return to your coach, athletic director or school office. This must be done prior to participation in out of season work outs & in-season tryouts, practices, and games.


All athletes must have a completed VHSL Physical Form after May 1, 2021 and returned to their home school office before any participation can occur for the school year 2021-2022. These forms can be picked up at any city high or middle school office. You may also download the form by clicking here or by visiting: 

Athletic Start Dates for 2021-2022:

VHSL Summer Dead Period: July 4-10

Fall Season: Dead Period July 29-August 7
*First practice date: Football & Golf  July 29th
*First practice date: All other Fall sports August 2nd

Winter Season: Dead Period November 8-17
*First practice date: November 8th

Spring Season: Dead Period February 21 - March 2
*First practice date: February 21st

All athletes must have a revised Jan. 2021 VHSL Physical Form on file at the school prior to any out of season workouts.

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