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Getting Cleared to Play

How to get Athletically Cleared

**Athletes will not be allowed to practice, condition, weight lift, or compete in any capacity until the below requirements are fulfilled.**

DO NOT TURN ANYTHING INTO YOUR COACHES, OR THE FRONT OFFICE. ALL ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE ATHLETIC TRAINER (MR. NORTON) DIRECTLY, OR IF THE ATHLETIC TRAINER IS NOT PRESENT, THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR (MR. CHAMBERLAIN).

You need to provide two things to the Athletic Trainer (Mr. Norton) in order to become medically cleared for athletics at Indian Springs High School:

  1. Pre-Participation Exam for Athletics
  2. Athleticclearance.com

Pre-Participation Exam (PPE)

Bring a form (linked above) to your primary care physician. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE HISTORY PORTION BEFORE SEEING YOUR PHYSICIAN. Ensure that a physician (MD or DO only) is completing the physical. If another health care professional performs your exam please ensure that they include the name of their supervising physician (MD or DO).* Per CIF bylaw 503 the Physical Exam and Physician’s Clearance are only valid if completed by a licensed healthcare practitioner, defined as a medical doctor(MD) or doctor of osteopathy(DO) or their designee.

Most insurances will cover an athletic pre-particiaption exam as long as an appointment is made ahead of time with your physician. Please call your physician ahead of time to make sure that a PPE will be covered. If you decide to wait until the last minute you may go to an urgent care to get one completed, however it is unlikely it will be covered by insurance and you will have to pay out of pocket.

It is recommended that you get a physical completed AFTER June 1st for the following year (i.e. June 1, 2018 for the entire 2018-2019 school year). regardless of what season your child plans on participating in (i.e. fall, winter, spring). The earlier that you get a physical completed AFTER this date, the less interruption to summer practices for your child will incur. If you do not have a physical submitted by July 15th your child will be pulled from all athletic participation until they have completed both requirements above. Practices start earlier than you think, I would recommend that all student-athletes complete a physical over the summer so they can start practice as soon as it starts.

Pre-participation exams are the most time consuming portion to complete for athletic clearance so please ensure that you are getting things done as soon as possible.

Physicals will ONLY be accepted once the Athleticclearance.com portion is complete by each individual student.

Athleticclearance.com

Athleticclearance.com is the website that has entirely replaces our paper packet that was used before. You’ll find a link above, as well as a link under coyote HQ that will take you directly to the site. THE PAPER PACKET WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. We have sought out the best possible way to help save paper (and the environment) as well as make it an easier process for you. Start to finish athleticclearance.com takes about 30 minutes to complete if you have your medical history handy. Ensure that you are selecting the correct year range by choosing the UPCOMING year(s). **Insurance: You must have at least a $1,500 insurance protection for medical and hospital expenses in case of accident or injury. Large deductible insurance in excess of $100 deductible does not fulfill the legal requirement for participation.** Insurance information must be uploaded on athletic clearance in order to be cleared for athletics.

There are 4 sections to athleticclearance.com that you must complete:

  1. Student Info
  2. Medical History
  3. Parent Info (Emergency Contact)
  4. Signature Page
    1. parents signatures
    2. student signatures

Once all 4 sections are complete a confirmation page will pop up to print. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT THIS PAGE. Keep this for your records, I will receive the copy electronically. Once you have completed both the physical and athleticclearance.com you must check in with the Athletic Trainer in the Athletic Training Clinic (hours and info here). Once you have checked in with the Athletic Trainer and he has cleared you, you will be medically cleared to participate in athletics.

note: if you have multiple children playing sports you can add them all under the same registration account for athleticclearance.com

Grades

Your child’s grades will be checked AFTER submission of above material to ensure that you have a 2.0 GPA. For fall sports your spring grades as well as summer school for any spring replacement grades will be considered.

If you wait until school starts to attempt to get athletic clearance taken care of, you risk losing time practicing, lifting and bonding with your respective team(s). You cannot receive any treatment from the AT staff if you are not medically cleared to participate in athletics. Please get all of your items in as soon as possible

AGAIN, DO NOT TURN ANYTHING INTO YOUR COACHES, OR THE FRONT OFFICE. ALL ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE ATHLETIC TRAINER (MR. NORTON) DIRECTLY, OR IF THE ATHLETIC TRAINER IS NOT PRESENT, THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR (MR. CHAMBERLAIN).

If you have any questions about the clearance process, please Email the Athletic Trainer, Mr. Norton @ Zachary.NortonMartinez@sbcusd.k12.ca.us

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