- What medical forms do I need to compete in athletics?
- Who makes up the sports medicine team at UCFSD?
- What happens if my son/daughter gets hurt during UCFSD athletics?
- Do I need a doctor's note?
- What events are the athletic trainers covering?
- What is the return policy on borrowed equipment?
1. What medical forms do I need to compete in athletics?
If you do not have any pre-existing injuries the following forms are needed to participate:
- Family ID (Online Registration) (Complete Registration Form)- Required the first time you play a sport for the year. This must be renewed with your updated sport for all subsequent seasons and the "Section 7" Questions must be verified.
- CIPPE Section 6 Must be completed by an Authorized Medical Examiner (AME) and scanned/uploaded into FamilyID.
- CIPPE Section 8 (If "Yes" was answered to any of the questions in "Section 7"). This must be turned into the athletics office or athletic training room.
- Athletic Fees (Due to the Athletics Office. Contact the Athletics Office for more details.)
If you have a pre-existing injury you need the above forms AND
- Clearance from treating physician of injury
- i.e. if you had ACL surgery, clearance comes from surgeon
- i.e. if you had a concussion, clearance comes from physician who treated your concussion.
*Additional paperwork for injuries/conditions may be requested to ensure the safety of our student-athletes and to ensure the athletic trainers have the most up to date medical history
The athletic trainer on site will initiate care and evaluate the injury. If in the athletic trainer's opinion the injury can be treated at school, the athletic trainer will reevaluate and treat the injury until the athlete can return safely to sport. If the athletic trainer thinks the injury needs to be seen by another provider, the AT will alert the parents and provide recommendations moving forward.
*Certain injuries (i.e. concussions, skin lesions, etc.) must be referred based on school policy and/or NFHS/PIAA guidelines.
Yes! Anytime you visit a physician or specialist (dentist, eye doctor, etc) for an injury sustained in school or out of school, a note is required to return to athletics. The injury should if possible have a diagnosis and a timetable for returning to sport. In some cases (such as skin lesions) a note is required on a specific form. Please ask the ATs if you have any question on what form is needed for a specific injury.
*Please note, in some cases (such as a concussion, skin lesion, etc.) specific guidelines and protocols must be completed before returning to sport. For example, even with clearance following a skin infection, the NFHS requires a student-athlete be on medication for a certain amount of days. For diagnosed concussions, students must complete a 5-step return to play protocol with the athletic trainers or submit proof of completing this protocol elsewhere.
All home in-season practices and competitions that are on-site are conducted with an athletic trainer present on school grounds. Out of season sports are not covered (unless they occur while an in season sport is present). Away events (except high school varsity football in which a UHS athletic trainer travels to) are covered by the host schools' athletic trainer. Off campus sports (swimming, golf, etc.) and club sports (i.e. hockey, rugby, rowing) do not typically have an AT provided from UCFSD, but student-athletes in those sports are welcome to come into the athletic training room for evaluation of injuries. All athletes (in-season, out-of-season, and club) must follow UCFSD athletics guidelines and policies. A physician and EMS is present for all home high school varsity football games.
Items such as braces, walking boots, crutches, etc. are commonly loaned out by the athletic trainers to injured student-athletes. In the event one is borrowed, student-athletes will be asked for fill out a sign-out form acknowledging that they received the item in the listed condition and will return it at the end of the sports season. Once the item is no longer needed or the season has ended, the item must be returned to the athletic training room. If the item is needed beyond the end of a season, arrangements must be made with an athletic trainer and will be decided on a case-by-case basis. If you do not return it or it is significantly damaged (normal wear and tear is expected) the student-athlete may be charged for a replacement.