Sign-Up Information

ATTENTION FALL ATHLETES and BAND MEMBERS!

FALL 2016 ATHLETICS and BAND REGISTRATION is OPEN!

**DEADLINES for ONLINE REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF ANY REQUIRED PAPERWORK (Physicals, Concussion education certificates, and PREVIOUSLY OUTSTANDING USER FEES): 

 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL (grades 9-12) DEADLINE:  FRIDAY AUGUST 12th

 ALL OTHER ATHLETES & BAND MEMBERS:  THURSDAY AUGUST 18th

 -NOTE: BAND membersonline registration and concussion education ONLY- no physical exam form required unless also playing a sport.  You will be able to select band in addition to a sport if necessary when registering.  Please note there is NO FEE for band.

 IMPORTANT NOTES ON USER FEES:

 

****ATHLETES WITH A PREVIOUSLY OUTSTANDING USER FEE BALANCE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE UNTIL BALANCE IS PAID IN FULL.****

 

FALL 2016 USER FEE DEADLINE is FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND.

 ***Athletes with outstanding FALL user fees after September 2nd will be prohibited from continuing participation until the user fee is submitted OR arrangements are made with the Athletics Department.***

$220 per athlete (no fee for band), payable by check or money order, to MILLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 PLEASE BE SURE TO WRITE THE STUDENT'S NAME AND SPORT IN THE MEMO LINE

**Please contact Athletic Director Chuck Grant at cgrant@millisps.org with any questions about user fees. 

 Please contact Jamie Farias, Athletic Trainer at jfarias@millisps.org with any questions on any other requirements. 

 START DATES:

HS FOOTBALL (grades 9-12) begins FRIDAY AUGUST 19th

 BAND (unless otherwise notified by Ms. Norton) begins MONDAY AUGUST 22nd  

ALL OTHER SPORTS (except middle school football) begin THURSDAY AUGUST 25thunless otherwise notified by Athletics Department or coaches.

 MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL (grades 7-8) begins MONDAY AUGUST 29th

 PRESEASON PARENT & ATHLETE MEETING (each participant and a parent/guardian are expected to attend ONE):

HS FOOTBALL:  THURSDAY AUGUST 11th, 6:30pm, Football field bleachers

ALL OTHER SPORTS:  THURSDAY AUGUST 18th, 6:30pm, FB field bleachers

MAKE-UP MEETING (Anyone):  MONDAY AUGUST 22nd, 6:30pm, FB field bleachers

PLEASE REVIEW BELOW INFORMATION THOROUGHLY to avoid eligibility issues- Thank you!

 Same information is also detailed on registration webpage.  

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE: 

 1) ONLINE REGISTRATION: Complete Fall 2016 sports/band registration on FamilyID. ***Registration is not complete until you receive your e-mail confirmation from FamilyID***

https://www.familyid.com/millis-athletics

 Fall Sports for students in grades 7-12 include: 

 Football

            Boys and Girls Soccer

            Girls Volleyball

            Boys and Girls Cross Country

            Coed Golf

 For registration purposes, just the specific sport needs to be indicated in the "Sections" portion. The level of an athlete's participation (i.e. varsity, JV, middle school, or freshman as applicable by sport) will be determined by coaches when sports begin. 

 BAND:  Please remember to select BAND in addition to the athlete’s sport if he or she will be participating in both.

  2) PHYSICAL EXAM: ***PHYSICAL EXAMS EXPIRE 13 MONTHS FROM THE DATE THE EXAM WAS ADMINISTERED. A copy of the athlete's current physical exam must be on file with the Athletics Department. Please submit a copy if you have not done so already. 

 **Should the physical exam expire during the season, the athlete will be ineligible to participate until a new current physical exam form is submitted to the Athletic Department. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. PLEASE be aware of when it expires and make appointments well in advance.

 PLEASE NOTE: If the physical exam date entered in the online registration does not match the date on the actual physical exam form provided to the school, eligibility may be affected! 

 3) ANNUAL CONCUSSION EDUCATION: 

 EACH athlete/band member AND a parent or guardian MUST complete the online concussion course AND submit a completion certificate to the Athletics Department ANNUALLY, per state law. 

 **A COMPLETION CERTIFICATE FOR ONE OF THE ONLINE COURSES MUST BE SUBMITTED IF IT HAS BEEN A YEAR OR MORE SINCE LAST SUBMITTED (i.e. Fall 2016 or earlier). 

If you are not sure when one was last submitted, please submit a new one.

ONLINE COURSE options:  ***EITHER COURSE IS ACCEPTABLE! Both are free. 

Please enter ALL names of those watching the video when you register for/order it! 

http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037 (login to existing account or create a new one)

OR http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html (no account needed, be sure to SAVE completion certificate!)

(website says "For Coaches"- please disregard, it is for anyone!) 

Additional printed materials to be reviewed are listed here: 

1. Athlete Fact Sheet:
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/custom/headsupconcussion_fact_sheet_for_athletes.pdf

2. Parent Fact Sheet:
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/custom/headsupconcussion_fact_sheet_for_parents.pdf 

3. Must Read Fact Sheet:
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/highschoolsports/nfl_youngathleteposter_concussion_a-must_read_for_young_athletes.pdf

Links will also appear in your confirmation e-mail from FamilyID.

In the registration process you will also be required to sign-off indicating that both a parent and each athlete have completed the necessary concussion education. 

 4) ATTEND A PRESEASON HEALTH AND SAFETY MEETING (Mandated by the MIAA)

WHO:  ATHLETES AND A PARENT or GUARDIAN are expected to attend ONE

WHEN:

HS FOOTBALL:  THURSDAY AUGUST 11th, 6:30-7:30pm

ALL OTHER SPORTS:  THURSDAY AUGUST 18th, 6:30-7:30pm

MAKE-UP MEETING (Anyone):  MONDAY AUGUST 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm

LOCATION:  Football field bleachers; rain location TBD

5) BASELINE ImPACT CONCUSSION TESTING: This is different and totally separate from the state-mandated concussion education!! 

**Testing will be scheduled once athletes have registered for their upcoming sport.  Anticipated dates week of 8/22 and 8/29. 

** WHO NEEDS TO TAKE A BASELINE TEST?? 

a) ALL ATHLETES who have not had a baseline in two or more years. This includes all new players, as well as ANY ATHLETE WHOSE LAST BASELINE WAS DONE IN THE FALL OF 2014 or earlier. 

b) Players who suffered a concussion since their last baseline test. Post-injury ImPACT testing that was done is not the same as a new baseline. 

Otherwise, baseline tests are good for 2 years

For more information on the ImPACT testing system, please visit www.impacttest.com 

6) USER FEE:  As noted above. 

Thank you for your attention, and have a great season! 

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