Brentwood High School Fall Athletics

Fall athletic teams begin practice during the summer months before school starts in most cases. The fall athletic seasons runs from the start of school until late October or early November. Football season could last into December.


The Football cheerleading team at BHS is part of the Athletic department and are included in the school’s membership in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). As per the expectation of the Brentwood High School Administration, our priorities are to:

  • support the football and basketball teams,
  • promote school spirit,
  • serve as positive role models among peers in our academic performance and behavior in and outside of school and on social media, and
  • serve as ambassadors of Brentwood High School in the greater community.

Members of the football and basketball cheer teams also have the option of participating in cheerleading competitions, but this will be done as a separate activity in the upcoming year.


Cheerleaders at BHS attend camps prior to football season, practice 1-2 times per week, participate in fundraising activities and community appearances. The Football Cheer teams have one game per week.


The Varsity Football cheerleading team is open to rising 10th-12th graders and the JV Football Cheerleading team is open to rising 9th-11th Graders. Tryouts are held in the spring semester for the upcoming school year. At tryouts, candidates will demonstrate sideline skills (cheer, chant, dance) as well as jumps, tumbling and stunt technique.


If you have any questions regarding BHS Cheerleading please contact Mandy Bicsak.

Cross Country

Cross Country is both an individual and a team sport, with varsity and junior varsity teams, racing 5k courses over natural terrain. Runners place in cross country meets based on individual performances, and teams are scored based on totaling up the finishing places of the first five runners on the team. The objective as a team is to have the lowest point total.


The Cross Country season begins in August and ends in November. There are also summer practices that are not mandatory, but are highly recommended. During the season (August – November), practices are mandatory and are Monday through Friday, with races on Saturday. Practice times are in the late afternoon, specific times will be announced at the start of the season.


Cross Country is a no cut-sport, but race entries are limited to a specific number of runners depending on each specific cross country meet. All runners will be given the opportunity to run in at least one race during the season.


For more information about BHS Cross Country please contact Melissa Gerlach.

Dance Team

The Bruinettes dance team serves as an active role in promoting the spirit of BHS performing at pep rallies, football, and basketball games. Dancers hold the role of ambassadors to the school and community and are involved in regular community support and interaction. They promote a positive image of BHS at all times.

Members of the Bruinettes also have the option of participating in state and nationals competition as a part of the club team, a separate entity.


The Bruinettes attend a dance camp over the summer before school starts, dance pregame at all home football games, participate in select basketball games, practice 1-2 times a week, and participate in fundraising activities.


The Bruinettes hosts tryouts every spring, typically in April, at BHS. Tryouts are open to rising 9th-12th graders attending Brentwood High School for the following year. Candidates are taught a routine that they are to perform on the day of tryouts and demonstrate technique and special skills (double and triple turns, turns a la seconde, leaps, etc.).


For more information about the Bruinettes or if you have any questions, please contact Lynzey Howell.


The BHS Football program is dedicated to developing our players by building relationships, challenging them daily and creating a positive culture in our program.


All team members are expected to participate in every scheduled training and practice session and any other football event. PRACTICE LIKE A CHAMPION, ACT LIKE A CHAMPION.

Freshman/JV games are Monday nights and Varsity is on Friday.


Incoming freshman have training sessions available during the summer. Attendance qualifies as our tryout. Upperclassman must meet with Head Coach and participate in our off-season program to be eligible to play. Everyone that completes their required workouts is a member of the team.


If you have any questions regarding BHS Football, please contact Ron Crawford.



Participants will compete at a high level and represent BHS in a positive manner in all golf competition. Players will individually uphold the rules and integrity of the game of golf and display sportsmanship at all times.


Golf is open to all BHS students, boys and girls, having an interest in participating, 9th – 12th grades. Experience in formal competition is a benefit.

Summer junior golf tournament scores, Sneds Tour, AJGA, USGA, etc. are used to evaluate player ability. Scores should be forwarded to Coach Robison during the summer. A skills evaluation will be held in the summer for all players. The team participants will be chosen for the upcoming season according to summer tournament scores and the skills evaluation.


If you have any questions regarding BHS Golf, please contact Bud Robison.


The JV and Varsity Girls Soccer teams at Brentwood High are competitive soccer teams participating in District 12-AAA. Each team abides by the TSSAA bylaws and guidelines set forth for the sport.


During the season, the teams will practice two to three days a week, with up to two games per week as well. The season begins in June and runs through the end of October.


Tryouts for Girls Soccer occurs in late spring before the season begins.


If you have any questions regarding BHS Girls Soccer please contact Kersta Mello or Maggie McLaughlin.


The Brentwood High School Lady Bruin volleyball program has enjoyed a rich tradition of success which includes 13 State Championships.  The program is dedicated to excellence.  The goals are simple: work hard, improve, have fun.


Preseason begins the second week in July, right after the TSSAA dead period.  Players are expected to be at all preseason camps and practices.  The season begins after the first full week in August and the schedule includes at least two matches weekly, with frequent weekend tournament play.  The team practices for at least 2 hrs on days not scheduled for matches.  Post season tournament play begins the first week in October and concludes with the state tournament the third full week in October.


Each year, volleyball tryouts for the upcoming school year are held for 2-3 days after the last day of school.


If you have any questions regarding BHS Volleyball, please contact Barbara Campbell.