INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTERING FOR FALL SPORTS
The PIAA, as well as the Greater Nanticoke Area SD, requires a Comprehensive Initial Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE) before a student-athlete can take part in any activities involving interscholastic sports. There are six sections to the CIPPE, five of which can be completed through this online registration and the sixth, which is a physical examination by a doctor. Student-athletes cannot participate in try-outs or practice until both the online registration is completed and the Section 6 has been signed by a doctor, signifying that the student-athlete is cleared to participate.
PIAA regulations require that all student-athletes of the Greater Nanticoke Area SD receive a physical examination prior to their participation in interscholastic athletics. This physical must be performed and dated no earlier than June 1st and shall be effective, regardless of when performed during a school year, only until May 31st of that same school year. For this upcoming school year, those valid dates are June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021. Failure to turn in paperwork prior to the start of tryouts for your sport will result in a loss of participation for the upcoming season (until all necessary paperwork is received, and at the discretion of the coach/athletic department).
In order to participate in athletics during the 2020-21 school year, a physical exam must be authorized after June 1, 2020.
This exam may be obtained several ways:
- The student-athlete may be examined by their own doctor. The Section 6 form must be taken to the exam for the doctor to complete. The Section 6 form can be downloaded HERE or it can be picked up at the high school athletic office. The completed form must then be submitted to the Athletic Department, which can be done by uploading it directly within this registration or dropping it off at the high school's athletic or business office. Do not turn it in to a coach.
- The student-athlete may take advantage of a free exam that will be provided by our sports medicine partner, Geisinger. This exam will take place on Thursday, August 13 at 4:00 PM at the Geisinger Orthopedic Clinic located at 1175 East Mountain Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre. If using this option, this online registration MUST be completed prior to the student-athlete reporting for the exam site. Please follow the additional instructions from Geisinger HERE.