MCPS Sports Insight

Sports Insight is a new TV and web video series highlighting the student-athletes, teachers, coaches and support staff who make MCPS athletics an exciting addition to our community and a valuable learning experience for our students.

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Episode 12: Alumni Coaches In this episode of Sports Insight, host Cliff Elgin, a teacher and coach, interviews two MCPS varsity basketball coaches who also played basketball at the same school where they teach and coach now. Meet and hear from Diallo Nelson from John F. Kennedy High School and Rochelle Coleman from Paint Branch High School.

Previous Episodes

Episode 11:
Swim & Dive

Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland has a swimming and diving program for high school students during each winter sports season. Approximately 1500 students take part in the program from 25 high schools. The schools are divided into 4 divisions, and all of the swim meets take place on Saturdays. MCPS uses the Montgomery County aquatic centers around the county, and Montgomery College pools, for team competitions and many practices.

Episode 10:
Helen Maroulis

Montgomery County Public Schools alum Helen Maroulis was a gold medal winner in last summers Olympics. She stopped by for a chat on Sports Insight.

Episode 9:

In this episode of Sports Insight we visit the MCPS cheerleading championships event and see the competitors from 8 schools in action. We also discuss the safety program that is in place and used by coaches and competitors during the cheer seasons.

Episode 8:
Middle School Athletics

Montgomery County Public Schools curriculum includes a team sport program for 7th and 8th grade students in its 39 middle schools. Over 5000 student athletes participate each school year in 7 sports. Learn more about the program and hear from students who participate in this edition of Sports Insight.

Episode 7:
The Sports Community

Go behind the scenes at a Montgomery County, Maryland high school football game in Burtonsville, Maryland. The Paint Branch Panthers host the Gaithersburg Trojans in a Friday night varsity game. We'll show you the school staff and community groups who work to make these games a memorable experience for students.

Episode 6:
Summer Athletics Workshop

When school is on summer break, MCPS staff from every area of the school system work to prepare for the next year educating students. This includes the athletics department staff, who hold a month long summer athletics workshop to create new event schedules and update the athletics handbook that all athletic directors use during the school year.

Episode 5:
Certified Athletic Trainer in MCPS sports

In this episode of Sports Insight we look at the role of the Certified Athletic Trainer in MCPS sports.

Episode 4:

In this episode of Sports Insight we look at two spring sports, gymnastics and volleyball.

Episode 3:

The role of the team captain is the topic discussed on this edition of Sports Insight.

Episode 2:

Episode 2 examines the topic of Sports Scholarships and features athletes planning on taking their athletic careers to college. Hear their stories.

Episode 1: Sportsmanship

Episode 1 discusses the importance of Sportsmanship. Hear students and athletes discuss how they ensure high level of sportsmanship is embedded in all aspects of practice and play.