PIAA Form/Injury Protocol
All PIAA packets are due in full on the first day of tryouts.
Comprehensive Physical Evaluation
PIAA Pre-Participation Requirement
- **New as of October, 2020 - All students and parents must sign Section 10: Covid Release and Waiver.
- Required for all MS and US students interested in playing a sport.
- Forms are due before the first official practice after a one week tryout period.
- Forms are not valid if signed before the May 31st which precedes the start of school.
If a student has received a physical within the previous 12 months, a new physical is not necessary. Please just ask your doctor to complete the form (page 6) and turn in with the rest of the packet (pages 1-5). Page 7 is required for any subsequent seasons.
Please DO NOT mail or fax PIAA forms.
When a player is injured during a practice or home game and the injury requires follow up, a note will be sent home OR an email will be sent to the parents. The note will outline any instructions necessary for home. It is expected that the students follow up with the trainer everyday until released by the trainer. In the case of an emergency, every effort will be made to contact a parent by text/phone in addition to EMS as needed.
If a student sees a doctor for an injury and is removed from participation, a note from the doctor outlining restrictions AND when she may return to play is MANDATORY. When the doctor removes a player, the trainer can not allow an athlete to resume playing without permission. No note = no play.
All Upper students regardless of athletic status are IMPACT baseline assessed at the beginning of every other school year. We offer this service for free and will do follow up testing as needed if a concussion is sustained for any reason.
In keeping with Pennsylvania law, anyone who exhibits any signs of concussion will be removed from play. The athlete will be evaluated by the athletic trainer, who has been designated by the team physician, for potential return to play. The athletic trainer will determine if physician follow up is needed and will refer accordingly. Many times concussion symptoms can take over 48 hours to develop. Though an athlete may seem fine initially, without proper rest, more severe symptoms may appear. Students removed from play will most likely be given a return to play protocol to follow before resuming interscholastic competition. This can take anywhere from 5-10 days. Some physicians will designate a specific protocol to be followed. In addition, accommodations to the academic program will be made as needed by the teachers and administration.