Attention Fall Athletes:
All student-athletes and their parents/guardians are expected to abide by the policies outlined in the Allentown Central Catholic High School Student Handbook as well as the ACCHS Athletic Code. These policies include adherence to the highest standards of sportsmanship, an understanding of the responsibility of serving as a school representative, support of the athletic program, and compliance with all EPC, league, Diocesan, and school policies. Coaches are also responsible for adhering to, as well as enforcing, ACCHS athletic policies.
Fall Sports Start August 10th for Varsity and Junior Varsity Football, all other sports start August 17th.
All athletes must have a PIAA Physical (Sections 1-6) on file in the Athletic Training Room or uploaded onto FamilyID prior to August 7th. Physicals must be completed after June 1st to be accepted. The link for the PIAA physical is listed on the right side of this screen. Please refer to the directions at the top of the page.
PLEASE NOTE: THE ONLY PAGE THAT NEEDS TO BE UPLOADED IS SECTION 6, THE PAGE THAT GETS FILLED OUT BY THE DOCTOR.
Also, athletes are required to have an ImPACT test, (baseline concussion test done every two years) prior to trying out for a sport.
All paperwork and ImPact tests must be completed before August 7th. If you have any issues please contact the athletic training department. Paperwork will be accepted late, however, your son or daughter will be required to sit out the first day of practice.
Baseline ImPact test will be held during the summer. Dates will be posted at a later time. Please follow our social media pages for updates over the summer concerning impact testing.
Baseline Impact testing is required every two years to play a sport.
The test takes approximately 30 mins to complete.
There will be physicals held on June 1st at Central Catholic High School from 3:30-5:30. Physicals are free of charge. This physical will be good for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note: if you choose to get your physical from your primary care doctor, please make sure the appropriate forms are filled out. ONLY PIAA PHYSICALS CAN BE ACCEPTED. PRIVATE DOCTOR PHYSICALS AND DRIVERS EDUCATION PHYSICALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Annual, pre-participation sports physicals are required for all athletes. Physicals should include a general medical exam and an orthopedic evaluation. Those who did not attend the ACCHS Physicals in June will need to get a physical from their own doctor. Without a physical, students will not be able to participate in practices or games. Students attending the first day of practices without having a physical or having the appropriate forms will be sent home.
In addition, every student that is participating in a sport will need a baseline ImPACT Test (Immediate Post Concussion/Assessment and Cognitive Testing). This test is a software program designed to assist in the management of head injuries. It tracks neurocognitive information such as memory, reaction time, brain processing speed and concentration. A baseline test establishes a reference point of the non-concussed athlete.
We can retest an injured athlete to track their recovery. The ImPACT Test, along with other clinical evaluation tools, helps to determine when it is safe for the athlete to return to play. We feel it is important for our student athletes to have a baseline test in the chance that they may be injured. Those that have had the test in the last two years will not have to take the test this year, as baseline testing should be done every two years. Testing will be offered throughout the year. When selected, dates and times will be listed on the website and coaches will be notified.
ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS
All juniors will need a physical for the nurse. In order to be cleared to play a sport, your doctor must complete the PIAA forms. The forms you get from the nurse CAN NOT be accepted for a sport physical. You must have the PIAA forms completed. The nurse can accept the PIAA forms for their junior physical. PIAA Forms can be found on the Athletic Forms & Policies page.
PARENTS AND ATHLETES
PIAA Forms can be found on the Athletic Forms & Policies page.
Please read and follow the directions for Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Section 6 must be completed by a Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner. Section 6 must be brought to the Athletic Department or the Athletic Trainers.
If you do not attend the physicals, please make sure you submit you section 6 either on familyid or with the athletic office by August 7th.
Please note: YOU DO NOT NEED TO TURN IN SECTIONS 1-5. ONLY SECTION 6 NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN.
Christina Pelizzoni MS, ATC, LAT, FMSC, HGP-I
Jessica Cancel MS, LAT, ATC, HGP-I