Requirements for Participation in Athletics

Middle school students who wish to participate in a school-sponsored, extra-curricular sport must have a current IHSAA physical form and signed concussion acknowledgement form on file with the athletic office. These forms are available in the main office or can be downloaded below. Forms dated after April 1 may be used for that spring and the following school year.

These forms must be completely filled out with student and parent/guardian signature, along with insurance information, in order to participate in any try-out or practice. Physicals must be performed by a physician, physician's assistant (PA), or nurse practitioner (LPN).

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."

FWO will be offering free physicals to all SACS middle and high school athletes, and that date will posted here when it is available.

Walk-in (not free) 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. That process has not changed.

Physical and Concussion Forms