Revised March 2013
VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE, INC.
1642 State Farm Blvd., Charlottesville, Va. 22911
Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form
Separate signed form is required for each school year May 1 of the current year through June 30 of the succeeding year.
For School Year _______
PART I - ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION Male__________
(To be filled in and signed by the student) Female__________
PRINT CLEARLY
Name Student I.D #
(Last) (First) (Middle Initial)
Home Address
City/Zip Code
Home Address of Parents
City/Zip Code
Date of Birth Place of Birth
This is my ______ semester in High School, and my ______ semester since first entering the ninth grade. Last
semester I attended School and passed______ credit subjects, and I am taking_________credit subjects
this semester. I have read the condensed individual eligibility rules of the Virginia High School League that appear below and believe I am eligible to
represent my present high school in athletics.
INDIVIDUAL ELIGIBILITY RULES
To be eligible to represent your school in any VHSL interscholastic athletic contest, you--
must be a regular bona fide student in good standing of the school you represent.
must be enrolled in the last four years of high school. (Eighth-grade students may be eligible for junior varsity.)
must have enrolled not later than the fifteenth day of the current semester.
for the first semester must be currently enrolled in not fewer than five subjects, or their equivalent, offered for credit and which may
be used for graduation and have passed five subjects, or their equivalent, offered for credit and which may be used for graduation the
immediately preceding year or the immediately preceding semester for schools that certify credits on a semester basis. (Check with
your principal for equivalent requirements). May not repeat courses for eligibility purposes for which credit has been
previously awarded.
for the second semester must be currently enrolled in not fewer than five subjects, or their equivalent, offered for credit and which
may be used for graduation and have passed five subjects, or their equivalent, offered for credit and which may be used for
graduation the immediately preceding semester. (Check with your principal for equivalent requirements.)
must sit out all VHSL competition for 365 consecutive calendar days following a school transfer unless the transfer corresponded
with a family move. (Check with your principal for exceptions.)
must not have reached your nineteenth birthday on or before the first day of August of the current school year.
must not, after entering the ninth grade for the first time, have been enrolled in or been eligible for enrollment in high school more
than eight consecutive semesters.
must have submitted to your principal before any kind of participation, including tryouts or practice as a member of any school
athletic or cheerleading team, an Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form, completely filled in and
properly signed attesting that you have been examined during this school year and found to be physically fit for athletic competition
and that your parents consent to your participation.
must not be in violation of VHSL Amateur, Awards, All Star or College Team Rules. (Check with your principal for clarification in
regard to cheerleading.)
Eligibility to participate in interscholastic athletics is a privilege you earn by meeting not only the above-listed minimum standards, but
also all other standards set by your League, district and school. If you have any question regarding your eligibility or are in doubt about
the effect an activity might have on your eligibility, check with your principal for interpretations and exceptions provided under
League rules. Meeting the intent and spirit of League standards will prevent you, your team, school and community from being
penalized. Additionally, I give my consent and approval for my picture and name to be printed in any high school or VHSL athletic
program, publication or video.
LOCAL SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND VHSL DISTRICTS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL STANDARDS TO THOSE LISTED ABOVE.
Student Signature: ______________________________________Date: ________________________________________________
Providing false information will result in ineligibility for one year.
Routing
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2 _____________
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PART II - - MEDICAL HISTORY- Explain “Yes” answers below
This form must be completed and signed, prior to the physical examination, for review by examining practitioner.
Explain “Yes” answers below with number of the question. Circle questions you don’t know the answers to.
GENERAL MEDICAL HISTORY
Yes No
MEDICAL QUESTIONS (cont)
Yes No
1. Has a doctor ever denied or restricted your participation in
sports for any reason?
29. Do you have groin pain or a painful bulge or hernia in
the groin area?
2. Do you currently have an ongoing medical condition? If so,
Please identify:
Asthma Anemia Diabetes
Infections Other:
30. Have you had mononucleosis (mono) within the last
month?
3. Have you ever spent the night in the hospital?
31. Do you have any rashes, pressure sores, or other skin
problems?
4. Have you ever had surgery? 32. Have you ever had a herpes or MRSA skin infection?
HEART HEALTH QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
Yes No
33. Are you currently taking any medication on daily basis?
*
5. Have you ever passed out or nearly passed out DURING or
AFTER exercise?
34. Have you ever had a head injury or concussion? If so,
date of last injury:
6. Have you ever had discomfort, pain, or pressure in your chest
during exercise?
35. Have you ever had numbness, tingling, or weakness in
your arms or legs after being hit or falling?
7. Does your heart race or skip beats during exercise? 36. Do you have headaches with exercise?
8. Has a doctor ever told you that you have (check all that apply):
High Blood Pressure A heart murmur
High cholesterol A heart infection
Kawasaki disease Other:
37. Have you ever been unable to move your arms or legs
after being hit or falling?
9. Has a doctor ever ordered a test for your heart?
(For ex: ECG/EKG, echocardiogram)
38. When exercising in heat, do you have severe muscle
cramps or become ill?
10. Do you get lightheaded or feel more short of breath than
expected during exercise?
39. Has a doctor told you that you or someone in your family
has sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease?
11. Have you ever had an unexplained seizure? 40. Have you had any other blood disorders?
HEART HEALTH QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY Yes No
41. Have you had any problems with your eyes or vision?
12. Has any family member or relative died of heart problems or
had an unexpected sudden death before age 50
(including drowning,
unexplained car accident, or sudden infant death syndrome)?
42. Do you wear glasses or contact lenses?
13. Does anyone in your family have a heart problem? 43. Do you wear protective eyewear, such as goggles or a
face shield?
14. Does anyone in your family have a pacemaker or implanted
defibrillator?
44. Do you worry about your weight?
15. Does anyone in your family have Marfan syndrome,
cardiomyopathy, or Long Q-T?
45. Are you trying to or has any professional recommended
that you try to gain or lose weight?
16. Has anyone in your family had unexplained fainting,
unexplained seizures, or near drowning?
46. Do you limit or carefully control what you eat?
BONE AND JOINT QUESTIONS
Yes No
47. Do you have any concerns that you would like to discuss
with a doctor?
17. Have you ever had an injury, like a sprain, muscle or ligament
tear, or tendonitis that caused you to miss a practice or game?
48. What is the date of your last Tdap or Td(tetanus) immunization?
(circle type) Date: ____________
18. Have you had any broken or fractured bones or dislocated
joints?
49.Do you have an allergy to medicine, food or stinging
insects?
19. Have you had a bone or joint injury that required x-rays, MRI,
CT, surgery, injections, rehabilitation, physical therapy, a
brace, a cast, or crutches?
FEMALES ONLY
50. Have you ever had a menstrual period?
20. Have you ever had an x-ray of your neck for atlanto-axial
instability? OR Have you ever been told that you have that
disorder or any neck/spine problem?
51. Age when you had your first menstrual period? _______
21. Have you ever had a stress fracture of a bone?
52. How many periods have you had in the last 12 months?___________
EXPLAIN “YES” ANSWERS BELOW:
#____ » _______________________________________________________
#____ » _______________________________________________________
#____ » _______________________________________________________
#____ » _______________________________________________________
#____ » ________________________________________________________
*List medications and nutritional supplements you are currently taking here:
22. Do you regularly use a brace or assistive device?
23. Do you currently have a bone, muscle, or joint injury that
bothers you?
24. Do any of your joints become painful, swollen, feel warm, or
look red?
25. Do you have a history of juvenile arthritis or connective tissue
disease?
MEDICAL QUESTIONS
Yes No
26. Do you cough, wheeze, or have difficulty breathing during or
after exercise?
27. Do you have asthma or use asthma medicine (inhaler,
nebulizer)
28. Were you born without or are you missing a kidney, an eye, a
testicle, spleen or any other organ?
☼►►
Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________ Date:_________ Athlete’s Signature: _________________________
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The pre-participation physical examination is not a substitute for a thorough annual examination by a student’s primary care physician
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PART III – PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
(Physical examination form is required each school year dated after May 1 of the preceding school year and is good through June 30
th
of the current school year)**
NAME_____________________________________ Date of Birth ______________ School ________________________________
Date of EXAMINATION:
Height Weight Male Female
BP / Resting Pulse Vision R 20/ L 20/ Corrected Yes No
MEDICAL NORMAL ABNORMAL FINDINGS
Appearance
Eyes/ears/nose/throat
Lymph nodes
Heart
Pulses
Lungs
Abdomen
Genitourinary (males only)
Skin
Neurologic
MUSCULOSKELETAL NORMAL ABNORMAL FINDINGS
Neck
Back
Shoulder/arm
Elbow/forearm
Wrist/hand/fingers
Hip/thigh
Knee
Leg/ankle
Foot/toes
Functional
Medical Practitioner to School Staff (please indicate any instructions or recommendations here)
Emergency medications required on-site
Inhaler Epinephrine Glucagon Other:
Comments:
I have reviewed the data above, reviewed his/her medical history form and make the following recommendations for his/her participation in athletics.
CLEARED WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS
CLEARED WITH FOLLOWING NOTATION: _____________________________________________________
Cleared AFTER documented further evaluation or treatment for: ____________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
Cleared for Limited participation (check and explain “reason” for all that apply): “Limited Until Date” when appropriate
Not cleared for (specific sports)________________________________________________Until Date:_________
Reason(s): ______________________________________________________________________
NOT CLEARED FOR PARTICIPATION Reason ___________________________________________
By this signature, I attest that I have examined the above student and completed this pre-participation physical including a review of Part II – Medical History.
Physician Signature: ______________________________________________________(
+
MD, DO, LNP, PA) . Date** ___________________
Circle one
Examiner’s Name and degree (print): _______________________________________________Phone Number __________________________
Address: ____________________________________ City _________________________ State _________ Zip _____________________
+
Only signatures of Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant licensed to
practice in the United States will be accepted
Rule 28-9-1 (3) Physical Examination Rule/Transfer Student (10-90) – When an out-of-state student who has received a current physical examination elsewhere transfers to Virginia and
attaches proof of that physical examination to the League’s form #2, the student is in compliance with physical examination requirements.
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PART IV -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK AND INSURANCE STATEMENT
(To be completed and signed by parent/guardian)
I give permission for ____________________________(name of child/ward) to participate in any of the following sports that
are not crossed out: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball,
swimming/diving, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling, other (identify sports). ________________________________________________
I have reviewed the individual eligibility rules and I am aware that with the participation in sports comes the risk of injury to my
child/ward. I understand that the degree of danger and the seriousness of the risk varies significantly from one sport to another with
contact sports carrying the higher risk. I have had an opportunity to understand the risk inherent in sports through meetings, written
handouts, or some other means. He/she has student medical/accident insurance available through the school (yes no ); has athletic
participation insurance coverage through the school (yes no ); is insured by our family policy with:
Name of Medical Insurance Company: _______________________________________________________________________
Policy Number: _________________________________ Name of Policy Holder: ______________________________________
I am aware that participating in sports will involve travel with the team. I acknowledge and accept the risks inherent in the sport
and with the travel involved and with this knowledge in mind, grant permission for my child/ward to participate in the sport and travel
with the team.
By this signature, I hereby consent to allow the physician(s) and other health care provider(s) selected by myself or the school to
perform a pre-participation examination on my child and to provide treatment for any injury or condition resulting from participating in
athletics/activities for his/her school during the school year covered by this form. I further consent to allow said physician(s) or heath
care provider(s) to share appropriate information concerning my child that is relevant to participation in athletics and activities with
coaches and other school personnel as deemed necessary.
Additionally I give my consent and approval for the above named student's picture and name to be printed in any high school or
VHSL athletic program, publication or video.
PART V - EMERGENCY PERMISSION FORM
(To be completed and signed by parent/guardian)
STUDENT'S NAME GRADE ____________ AGE ______ DOB___________
HIGH SCHOOL CITY ______________________________________
Please list any significant health problems that might be significant to a physician evaluating your child in case of an emergency
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please list any allergies to medications, etc._______________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Is the student currently prescribed an inhaler or Epi-Pen?______List the emergency medication: _____________________
Is student presently taking any other medication? _________If so, what type? ________________________________
Does student wear contact lenses? ____________________ Date of last Tdap or Td (tetanus) shot__________________
EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION: In the event I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to physicians
selected by the coaches and staff of High School to hospitalize, secure proper treatment
for and to order injection and/or anesthesia and/or surgery for the person named above.
Daytime phone number (where to reach you in emergency)
Evening time phone number (where to reach you in emergency)
Cell phone ____________________________
☼►►Signature of parent or guardian ____________ Date__________________
Relationship to student___________________________________________________________________________________________
*Emergency Permission Form may be reproduced to travel with respective teams and is acceptable for emergency treatment if needed.
I certify all the above information is correct__________________________________________
☼►► Parent/Guardian Signature
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The pre-participation physical examination is not a substitute for a thorough annual examination by a student’s primary care physician