Dear SUHSD Families,
Interscholastic Athletics begin in late July and early August for all Fall Sports in the Sweetwater Union High School District. These sports include:
- Co-ed Football
- Girls’ Volleyball
- Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country
- Girls’ Field Hockey
- Boys’ Water Polo
- Girls’ Golf
- Girls’ Tennis
Physical Exams – All student- athletes must have a pre-participation physical screening completed prior to being cleared to participate in a sport. The physical must be current (within 1 year from the date completed) and be valid through the entire season of sport.
Note: Athletic Physicals must be completed by an licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). Chiropractic Physicals will no longer be allowed (Board Policy 6145.a). Additional information on Pre-Participation Athletic Physicals can be found at your schools ASB office. Additional information on Pre-Participation Athletic Physicals can be found at your schools ASB office.
The Sweetwater District is offering Athletic Physicals for student Athletes:
Saturday, July 21st – SUHSD District Physicals (8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) Otay Ranch High School
Please see school time schedules as well as the most updated physical form that must be used with a parent signature before the physicals. Please encourage all your students and coaches to attend, regardless if they are a Fall, Winter, or Spring sport. Cost is $20 CASH and $10 from every student comes back to your school. It’s the most comprehensive physical a student can receive and it also includes free EKG screenings for those with a history or show any signs that would warrant further evaluation. I will be sending out a message to all 9th-12th grade students and parents in the next week with this same information
Athletic Clearance Information – Clearance for Inter-scholastic athletics at any district school is completed through an online process.
Important note on Insurance for your student-athlete:
The California Education Code (Sections 32220-32224 and 49470-49474) requires that each member of an athletic team shall have insurance coverage for medical and hospital expenses in an amount of at least $1500 while practicing for or participating in athletic activities sponsored under the jurisdiction of a public school district.
In order to comply with state law, each athletic team member must be enrolled in either the District approved medical plan or have medical insurance coverage in an amount of at least $1500 provided under any other type of insurance plan(s) which may have been purchased by the student or by the parent/guardian.
Without Insurance, a student athlete will not be able to clear for a sport. For Sweetwater Union High School District offered insurance plans, please contact your schools ASB office for more information.
For questions about specific sports offered at your child’s school site, please visit the ASB office on your campus or speak with your school’s Athletic Director.
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