Requirements to Participate in Athletics

1. JCS Athletic Registration: In order to try out for a JCS team you must register for the sport through the Athletic Registration Form

2. JCS Health and Physical Form: You MUST complete the JCS Health and Physical Form. The physical examination must be completed and signed by a physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner. The Health Questionnaire must be completed and signed by the student-athlete and parent/guardian, and reviewed by the physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner. Also the student-athlete and parent must also sign and date the consent, release, and assumption of risk form.  A physical is valid for 365 days, as dated by the medical provider. We prefer all student-athletes be on a June/July to June/July schedule, so as the physical remains valid for the duration of the school year. Special circumstances do arise. Please contact the Sports Medicine Staff with specific questions. It is preferred that all physicals are turned in for the 2018/2019 school year by August 1st. Physicals are DUE AT THE LATEST BY August 1st (fall sports), October 26th (winter sports), and February 15th (spring sports).

3. Neurocognitive Baseline Testing (ImPACT): This is a computer-based testing tool used in the management of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), more commonly known as concussions. The student-athlete will take a baseline test, so that in the event you sustain a concussion or an injury with a mechanism that suggests a concussion, we may be able to evaluate and access the severity of the injury and the progress of your recovery. This is mandatory for the freshman and junior class student-athletes and any student new to athletics or transfer students. Testing is available for all student-athletes, however not required for boys and girls volleyball, boys or girls cross country, boys and girls tennis, boys or girls swimming, boys or girls indoor track and field, boys or girls outdoor track and field, boys tennis, and golf.

All necessary forms can be found under Inside Athletics on the JCS Athletics Website.

All forms can be hand delivered or mailed to the following address:

The John Carroll School
ATTN: Sports Medicine Staff
703 Churchville Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 838-8333 ext. 2016 

PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO THE SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THESE POLICIES ARE FIRM AND NON-NEGOTIABLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.