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Time for MAHS athletes to get physical evaluation

Posted 7/10/19

Prior to students participating in any Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association sport in the Middletown Area School District, students are required to complete a PIAA Comprehensive Initial …

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Time for MAHS athletes to get physical evaluation

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Prior to students participating in any Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association sport in the Middletown Area School District, students are required to complete a PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation, or CIPPE, according to the district.

Any students considering playing a sport for the 2019-2020 school year should attend an MASD free CIPPE exam. Students not attending the free exam will be responsible for seeing their family physician to have the exam completed.

Appointments for the exams begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the MAHS gym. The district requests that students register online at www.ptcfast.com/reg1 to minimize wait time. When asked for an entry code, enter L3M1270651. Appointment times can be chosen up until the day before each physical date.

CIPPE form sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 must be filled out and signed by the parent or guardian before the doctor will examine the student and fill out section 6. No student will be allowed to participate in athletics during the PIAA season without the entire six-page CIPPE packet completed.

In accordance with PIAA rules, physicals cannot be dated earlier than June 1 and will be effective for the entire school year, until May 31, 2020. 

Sections 7 and 8 are for subsequent sports in the same school year. Any athlete having a CIPPE exam more than six weeks prior to the start of their sports season must complete Section 7 on the form, regardless of whether they played a sport in the previous season.

In accordance with the PIAA, the medical staff at MASD will require any athletes with a significant change in their medical history since their initial exam to have their physician complete the CIPPE Section 8 recertification form.

The CIPPE form is available in the middle school and high school offices or can be found by reading this story at www.pressandjournal.com. Students should bring the completed packet with them to their sports physical appointment.

Contact athletic trainer Suzanne Bologa at sbologa@raiderweb.org with questions.