All students wanting to play sports at McMinn Central or McMinn County high schools must have a completed and signed physical form dated on or after April 15, 2019. The physicals must be done by the first day of workouts.

No student will be permitted to participate in practice sessions or in athletic contests until there is a pre-participation medical evaluation form (physical) on file with the principal.

The physicals must be signed by a doctor of medicine, osteopathic physician, physician assistant or certified nurse practitioner stating that the student has passed a physical examination and that, in their opinion, the student is physically fit to participate in interscholastic athletics.

In lieu of the form, the principal may accept a signed statement from the health care provider certifying that the student has passed a physical examination that encompasses all elements on the pre-participation medical evaluation form and attesting that in their opinion the student is physically fit to participate in interscholastic athletics.

No student shall be required to submit to a physical exam if his/her parent(s) or legal guardian shall file with the principal a signed, written statement (affirmed under the penalties of perjury) declining such physical examination on grounds of sincerely held beliefs or practices.

It is required that no student be permitted to participate in practice sessions or in athletic contests until there is on file a parental consent certificate signed by a parent or legal guardian stating that the student has the consent of his/her parent(s) or legal guardian to participate.

Physical forms can be printed out from the TSSAA’s website (TSSAA.org).

McMinn County High School typically holds a free physicals day during the summer, but McMinn County High School Athletic Director Joe Young said that is unlikely because of social distancing and other CDC guidelines.

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