Sports Risk Factors

  • Participation in interscholastic athletics includes a risk of injury which may range in severity from minor to long term catastrophic.
  • Although serious injuries are not common in supervised athletic programs, it is impossible to eliminate this risk.
  •  Participants have the responsibility to help reduce the chance of injury.
  • Sports physicals MUST be performed and/or approved by a physician before a student is allowed to practice or play.
  • Parents must fill out an emergency contact form and return it to the athletic director or school nurse prior to each season. 
  • Players must obey safety rules, report injuries to their coaches, follow a proper conditioning program, and inspect equipment daily.
  • All injured athletes who have been seen by a physician must be released by that physician (signed documentation) in order to resume participation with their team.