Parents and Student-Athletes,
Thank you for supporting your child’s participation in interscholastic athletics. As you already know, students who participate in athletics have higher attendance rates, receive better grades, attain higher standardized test scores, are better socialized and are better prepared for the work force than other students. We are hopeful that your son or daughter will gain all these benefits and more from their participation in the athletic program at Upper Perkiomen.
In order for a student to participate in athletics, PIAA states the student must receive one physical exam per school year as long as that exam is authorized after June 1st and is comprehensive in nature. If a student plays a second or third sport that year, the student will be issued a recertification form detailing any changes in his/her medical history from the time of the original exam.
- Even if a student-athlete has gotten his/her first physical of the year, students must sign up each season for the sports that they intend to play. If the student does not sign up for the next consecutive sport season, the athletic office will not be able to issue them the proper physical paperwork.
- If the student-athlete was injured during his/her first sport of the year, a PIAA CIPPE form must be completed by the attending physician before participating in the second or third sport, despite being cleared to return to play during the initial season. This form may be obtained from the Athletic Office or click below on the Re-Certification Form.
We hope this information helps clarify any confusion that may exist in regards to the sports physical process.
If you have further questions regarding the PIAA physical paperwork, please feel free to contact the athletic office.