• Required Physical/Health Examination Information

    All athletes must have a current physical on file with the school nurse to be eligible to participate on the first day of practice/tryouts.

    Nurses do not work over the summer.  Please make sure your physical is current and turned in with your registration to prevent a delay in being approved.

    How do you know if your physical is current?  

    Physicals are valid for one year only.  If the expiration date is before the season start date then you will need to receive a new one before the season begins.  If the expiration date is after the season start date it will remain valid for the remainder of the season.

    NYSPHSAA HANDBOOK RULE

    7. HEALTH EXAMINATION: A student who may engage in interschool competition shall 
    receive an adequate health examination and may not practice or participate without the 
    approval of the school medical officer. 
    NOTE: Physicals for participation in school sports may be scheduled at any time during the 
    calendar year. The results of the physical shall be valid for a period of 12 months after the 
    last day of the month in which the physical was conducted. Unless the medical examination 
    is conducted within 30 days of the start of a season, a health history update is required. Any 
    pupil whose safe participation is in question as a result of the health history interview, or 
    injury, or prolonged absence must be re-qualified by the school physician prior to 
    participation. If the 12-month period for the physical expires during a sports season, 
    participants may complete the season as long as a health history was conducted prior to the 
    season. For example, a physical conducted on August 1 would be valid through August 31. If 
    a student plays beyond August (ex, football), the student may complete that sports season 
    as long as an interval health history was conducted before the start of the season. 
    Immediately following the last sanctioned tournament competition for that season, a new 
    physical is required if the student is going to play another sport. Sport season includes 
    tryouts.