News from the IHSAA 
posted 4/22/2020

To:  Member School Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Administrators

From:  Bobby Cox, Commissioner

Re:  IHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Examination and Consent Form Guidance for 2020-21 School Year

Good Morning.  I hope this communication finds you well and safe during these unprecedented times.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2019-20 school year and the continued stress on the medical community, the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. will waive the provisions of Rule 3-10 for the 2020-21 school year. Effective immediately, valid physical and consent forms presented to member schools on behalf of eligible students during the 2019-20 school year shall be valid during the upcoming 2020-21 school year. 

These considerations have been vetted through the Committee on Sports Medicine of the Indiana State Medical Association and the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc.  After careful consideration, these accommodations have been developed.

Requirements for Participation in Athletics

NEW FORM! Download Physical, Concussion and Random Drug-Testing Forms

Pages 1, 2, 3 (physicals must be performed on/after 4/1/20) & 5 of the IHSAA Physical Form above must be filled out in addition to the Concussion Form and Random Drug Consent Form.  All SIX pages must be turned into the Athletic office before you are able to participate in ANY sport activity. The grade level listed should be for the 20-21 school year.

Please follow the same guidelines above and use the same forms.   

Physicals must be performed after 4/1/20.  Make sure to fill out every page completely - including parent/student signatures, insurance provider and member/policy ID#, and student info. The medical professional who performs the physical must also sign the form (stamps are not allowed) and include their address, phone, license # AND date of exam. 

IHSAA Rule 3-10 requires that "Between April 1 and student’s first Practice in preparation for interschool athletic participation, the student shall have a physical examination by, or shall provide certification from, a physician holding an unlimited license to practice medicine, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant, who shall clear the student for athletic participation using the current IHSAA Preā€Participation Evaluation form."

Walk-in physicals are available at the MinuteClinic inside CVS at Getz and Illinois Road.

  • The physician's (PA or LPN) signature must be hand-written. NO signature stamps will be accepted!
  • The physician's (PA or LPN) signature AND license number must be on page 2.
  • If we receive an IHSAA physical with a stamped doctor's signature, it will not be accepted and considered invalid.

Parents and students must sign at the bottom of page 1 and on page 4 of the physical.