All athletes in grades 7-12 must have completed an athletic physical exam before they may begin participation in practices for cheer & dance, cross country, football, or volleyball. A physical exam is valid for one year of participation. HS practices begin August 6, 2018. JH practices usually begin the first day of school.
There is a health history portion of the form that must be completed and a portion that must be completed by a medical professional. In addition, there must be signatures from the medical professional and from a parent or guardian – a student-athlete may not practice until that is completed.
Below is a link to the form required by both the Iowa Girls HS Athletic Union and the Iowa HS Athletic Association. Some medical professionals have forms available at their offices, but keep in mind that there are parts that must be completed by a knowledgeable family member and your health professional may wish for you to complete this before the appointment.
- Athletic Physical Exam – required to participate in 7-12 athletics: Preparticipation Physical Forms are available in English and Spanish
- Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports Fact Sheet and Waiver – required to participate in 7-12 athletics: Forms are available in English and Spanish
- Consent to Treat – optional; this form is provided by Spencer Hospital, whose athletic trainers attend our varsity competitions and meet weekly with athletes at school.