• Cecil County Public Schools offers a unified sports program in addition to the general sports program.  Unified sports teams are engaged in competitive matches in a variety of sports. Unified teams are made up of a combination of students with and without disabilities.  A student with disabilities is defined as someone requiring special education services for their educational program.  All students with special needs are eligible, regardless of physical, emotional, or cognitive ability.  Any athlete, with and without disabilities, is eligible as long as they:

    1. maintain acceptable academic grades.
    2. are not a member of a general team in the same sport.
    3. do not play another sport in the same season.

    This mixed ability approach allows athletes to help and support each other, to learn lifetime sports skills, work together as a team, and develop lifetime friendships.


    Below are the Unified Sports offered and important dates for the 2021 - 2022 season:

    FALL: High School Unified Tennis  

    Practice begins on the first of September and concludes in November. There are two practices a week after school. Each high school will play the other high schools once during the season. There is a County Tournament and a State Championship each year. Each team has a balance of special-needs athletes and general education athletes. 

    WINTER:  High School Unified Bowling

    Practice begins in late November and concludes in February. There are two practices a week after school with four to five practices held at Elk Lanes in Elkton. There is a County Tournament and a Cross County Tournament with Harford County Unified Bowling teams. There are bumper teams and non-bumper teams. Each team has a balance of special-needs athletes and general education athletes. 

    SPRING:  High School Unified Bocce Ball

    Practice begins in early March and concludes in May. There are two practices a week after school. Each high school will play the other high schools once during the season. There is a County/District Tournament and a State Championship each year. Each team has a balance of special-needs athletes and general education athletes.

    ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL PRIOR TO THE FIRST PRACTICE
    Sports physicals must be completed by a physician. Free Physicals will be offered in June 2022. Only one physical needs to be done for the entire school year, and must be dated AFTER June 1, 2022.  The Parent Information Packets for all athletes are found in the main lobby of your high school.  This includes the physical forms for the doctor as well as other important information.  If the student wishes to participate in fall 2022, this can be completed during the summer and turned in during sign-ups in September.  For winter or spring sports, the forms can be held until the sign-up period for that season.  Please contact the Unified Athletic Director, Sabrina Larmer, if you would like more details. Her email address is: sdlarmer@ccps.org.

    Forms for participation may be found on the athletics homepage.