THUNDERBIRD HIGH SCHOOL
ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INFORMATION
Please take care of this as early as possible!!
If you need information on local clinics that do sports physicals please see Sports Physical on the forms page. Faxes can be sent to 623-915-8971.
In order for a student to be allowed to participate in a tryout session, practice, or compete in any AIA athletic event the following requirements must be met:
- Thunderbird Athletic Clearance Packet-The Athletic Clearance Packet, which can be picked up in the front office, must be completely filled out and turned into the athletic secretary.
- A physical examination as of March 1st is required (the doctor’s signature must be included along with the office stamp)
- Both sides of the yellow paper must be filled out by a physician. (physical forms available under athletics/athletic clearance/forms)
- All areas (lines) MUST be completely filled out
- The student’s name is required FOUR times on the yellow cards and ONE time on the white Consent for Emergency Care
- Parent/Guardian signature is required SIX times on the yellow cards, ONE time on the white Consent for Emergency Care and ONE time on the AIA concussion form.
- A student signature is required THREE times. TWO on the yellow cards and ONE on the AIA concussion form.
- Insurance is required. Private insurance must include the name of the company and the policy number. School insurance may be purchased through the athletic office.
- Although information seems redundant, it is imperative that all areas of each portion of the packet be completely filled out because the packet is distributed to the front office and the athletic trainer.
- Informed Consent Warning Film Card
- All students are required to watch the Informed Consent video and have a signature card on file in the athletic office. Students only need to watch the film one time during their high school career.
- Film can be seen during the week of registration.
- During the school year - before or after school/during EOP on Wednesdays.
- Announcements will be made for times video can be seen before each season starts.
- Birth Certificate
- A copy of the student’s birth certificate must be on file in the records office. Students age 19 on or before September 1st are not eligible for sports.
- Scholastic Eligibility
- Student who transferred from another school within a year from the ending date of the sport(s) he/she wishes to participate in MUST file a 520 form with the athletic office at least three weeks prior to the beginning date of the sport(s) in which he/she wished to participate.
- 520 form can be found on website under athletics/athletic clearance/forms.
- Students in their first through six semesters (freshman through junior years) must be enrolled in a minimum of five credit earning classes.
- Students in their seventh and eighth semesters (senior year) must be enrolled in a minimum of four credit earning classes.
- Students re required to earn a passing grade in each class in which they are enrolled.
- Students will be monitored for eligibility weekly. Week one is a pending week and week two is the failing week. Students who do not improve their grade to passing by Thursday at 10:00 during the failing week will be ineligible to participate in competition for two weeks or until the grade is improved to a passing status and the teacher notifies the athletic office.
- On line MANDATORY Concussion class
o Print the certificate after test has been taken and turn in to the athletic office
Call Mrs. White at 623-915-8910 or e-mail her at Megan.White@guhsdaz.org for more information or help.
If you have any questions that were not answered above, see Mrs. White in the athletic office or call her at 623-915-8910
- Even if you got your free physical, you must still turn in a completed athletic packet to the athletic office before going out for sports for the 2013-2014 school year.
Frequently asked questions:
- Q Where can I get an athletic packet?
A. packets can be picked up in the front office.
- Q When can I turn in my packet?
A. The sooner the better! BUT packets can be turned in before school ends for summer, the week of registration, first day of school, or a week before tryouts.
- Q Where do I turn in my athletic packet?
A. Packets must be turned in to the athletic office!!
- Q What if I am an incoming freshman?
A. ALL incoming freshman who want to play sports must complete an athletic packet, complete the concussion test and turn in the certificate and watch the sports risk video!
- Q What if I am a transfer student?
A. ALL transfer students must complete the packet, concussion test and watch the video. Also, you must complete the 520 form.
A. If you are transferring from a school within the district and have already completed the video and concussion test, let the athletic secretary know and she will request that info from your previous school. You must compete the 520 form and athletic packet.
- Q What if I am a returning student?
A. All returning students who have completed the concussion test and video DO NOT have to do them again. However, ALL students must complete and turn in an athletic packet and have a physical every year.
- Q I know insurance is required to play sports, What if I do not have insurance?
A. If you do not have insurance, you can purchase the school insurance through the athletic office. Pamphlets will be available sometime in July.