Athletic Clearance

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Sports Participation:
IMPORTANT – to participate in athletics in the fall, an athlete must have had a physical within 13 months.  The Connecticut Association of Interscholastic Sports (CIAC) does not permit exceptions to this rule.  This is different than what is required for a student to return to school.  An athlete cannot participate in practices or tryouts without a recent physical, and clearance from our health office.  There are no exceptions.  We want to give you ample time to contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment.

For the purpose of clarity, a physical is valid if it’s dated within the previous 13 months and will remain valid for the completion of the current athletic season.  For example, if a physical is dated November 15th, 2022, it will be valid until December 15th, 2023, therefore, an athlete will be eligible for the fall season and the start of the winter season, but will become ineligible to participate during the winter season.



What Do I Need for Sports Clearance?

  • Sports Participation Health Record:  Completed, signed and dated annually (after August 1st) by parent and student. Annually=school year=August 1st to June 30th.
  • Physical Examination:  To be completed by MD/DO/PA/APRN, and is valid for 13 months from date of exam.  Exam date must cover the entire sports season.  If exam will expire during the season, a new physical exam will be required to continue participation.
  • ImPACT Testing: Baseline tests are completed twice. Once as a freshman and again as a junior.  New athletes, regardless of grade, who have never completed a baseline test, need to do one as well.  ImPACT test is completed online.  Please click on this link   
  • All paperwork (physical forms by doctor and health history by parent and student) are to be delivered to the health office.
  • Health office staff will review paperwork and determine if above criteria have been met.
  • If criteria have been met....Athlete/student receives from health office a form known as "sports clearance half slip".
  • Student athlete gives the "sports clearance" form to their respective coach in order to participate in tryouts.
  • Athletic clearance must be obtained PRIOR to tryouts to be able to participate.
  • Clearance is done during regular school hours once the school year is in session.
  • An email is sent home to the entire student body in June providing the clearance dates and times for those athletes participating in fall sports (when the tryouts take place prior to the start of the school year).   The Athletic webpage is updated each season.

For forms and resources, please visit the athletics page.

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