• Sports Physicals - Information and Forms

    Northern WILL NOT be hosting sports physicals at the High School this year.

    Parents are encouraged to schedule appointments with your family physician or urgent care clinics for AFTER June 1, 2023.

    ALL sports physicals MUST be completed on the PIAA Form and dated AFTER June 1, 2023 to be eligible. 



    • All PIAA Paperwork MUST be turned in the Friday BEFORE the season begins or you will NOT be able to participate in the first day of Practice or Try-Outs. (If paperwork is brought in on the first day of the season, you WILL NOT be permitted to practice until the following day.) 
    • Sports Physicals MUST BE completed on the PIAA Physical form itself. Any Sports Physical received on any different physical forms (other than PIAA) WILL NOT be accepted.
    • All Sports Physicals MUST BE dated AFTER June 1, 2023 to be eligible for the 2023-2024 School Year. Any physical dated before June 1 WILL NOT be accepted.

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      Family Physician Sports Physicals

      • Family physician sports physicals

        Any physical given by a family physician MUST be dated AFTER June 1st to be accepted for the school year. Any physical dated before June 1st will NOT be accepted by the Athletic Training Staff. All physicals completed by a family physician MUST be completed on the PIAA physical packet which can be found on the Athletic Training Department page or picked up at the school. 
        1. CAUTION: if you choose to get a physical from your family physician and your child has a change in health status (illness, injury, medication change, etc.) after the physical was handed in, then you MUST return to the ORIGINAL PHYSICIAN who performed your son or daughter's sports physical to receive a medical clearance, called SECTION 6, before participation in a 2nd or 3rd sport.  For this reason, it is recommended for all athletes to participate in the Northern Sports Physicals because the Athletic Training Staff will work directly with Dr. Bixler for any additional medical clearances.  Due to liability concerns, Northern's Team Physician, Dr. Bixler, will not re-certify or medically clear an athlete who received their sports physical from a family physician.
        Family physician sports physical: the parents will need to coordinate a second doctor's appointment with the ORIGINAL PHYSICIAN who performed the sports physical to have SECTION 6 completed.  This is a PIAA rule with no exceptions.  Due to liability concerns, Dr. Bixler WILL NOT complete a SECTION 6 form for anyone who received a sports physical from a family physician.

      PIAA Physical Packet

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      • We are happy to assist you with the health and well-being of your athlete. 
        Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your concerns.

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