2017-2018 Student-Athlete Check-In and Orientation Homepage

2017-2018 Student-Athlete Check-In and Orientation Homepage

All student-athletes competing in the 2017-2018 academic year must fill out ALL medical forms/sports information forms listed below by August 1, 2017

Please be advised that failure to complete the clearance process for both athletic training and sports information will result in suspensions from practices, games and etc. Make sure to read Athletic Training and Sports Information sections carefully. 

Fall student-athletes (m/w cross country, field hockey, m/w soccer, volleyball) can access their preseason check-in dates and times here: Fall Preseason Check-In.

Winter and Spring student-athletes (everyone else) can access their preseason check-in dates by clicking the following link: Winter/Spring Preseason Check-In.



ATHLETIC TRAINING 

1. First-year and new student-athletes must fill out the all pre-participation paperwork by August 1, 2017. Click on the Pre-Participation Paperwork Instructions to complete your paperwork.

2. Returning student-athletes must fill out the all pre-participation paperwork by August 1, 2017. Click on the Pre-Participation Paperwork Instructions to complete your paperwork.

3. Impact testing is MANDATORY for all first-year student-athletes, new student-athletes (those who have never competed prior to the 2017-2018 season) and transfers. This will be done upon your arrival to campus. Please check your specific preseason check-in document for an accurate time and date. 

Frequently Asked Questions:
FAQ

NCAA Requires Sickle Cell Trait Information
The NCAA is now requiring all member institutions to confirm each student-athletes sickle cell trait status (SCTS). All student-athletes must provide documented proof of their SCTS prior to participating (this includes practices, contests, and conditioning) as of August 1, 2017. 

Student-athletes who are positive for Sickle Cell Trait will be allowed to participate in intercollegiate athletics; this does NOT prohibit the student-athlete from participating. Knowing your SCT will help the athletics department staff (athletic trainers, physicians, and coaches) make adjustments to your training program, monitor your health during participation and provide proper care if you become ill. 

One of the following two options must be chosen to meet the SCTS confirmation requirement:
1. You must provide a copy of your newborn sickle cell test results. Contact your hospital of birth and/or pediatrician's office and request your SCTS results from birth. Most states, after 3/6/91, require newborns to be tested for SCT.

2. Provide a copy of a recent Sickle Cell Solubility Test indicating your SCTS. This requires a written request from a physician, a blood draw from a physician's office or lab and a lab test.

3. Student-athletes can elect to attend an educational session offered during check-in and sign a waiver declining options 1 and 2.  Whichever option is chosen, it must be completed before the student-athlete participates in any intercollegiate athletic event.  This includes strength and conditioning sessions, try-outs, practices, or competitions.

NCAA ADD And ADHD Guidelines
The NCAA has implemented a stricter application of the existing Medical Exemptions Policy. This is a policy which requires proof of current prescriptions for medications an athlete is currently taking that is a banned substance. This now includes diagnosises and medications for student-athletes with ADD and ADHD. Please see the ADHD/ADD information sheet with any questions.

Informational Links:
Accident Only Insurance Plan  l  Insurance Memorandum  l  ADHD Medication Exemption Form  l  Sickle Cell Trait Information

If you have any questions/concerns contact:
Greg Steele
Head Athletic Trainer
Office: (508) 286-3986
Fax: (508) 286-8249
gsteele@wheatoncollege.edu

 


ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS 

1. All incoming student-athletes (first-year, new SA's and transfers) are to fill out the 2017-2018 Student-Athlete Profile Form. Returning student-athletes do not need to fill out the form again. 

2. All returning student-athletes should review their online profile and submit any changes they would like made to Kristian Martin prior to check-in.

3. All student-athletes (incoming & returning) should make themselves aware of the Department of Athletics & Recreation Social Media Policy and take appropriate action on their social media accounts. Student-athletes will be REQUIRED to sign a document during check-in stating they are aware of the policy. 

If you have any questions/concerns contact:
Kristian Martin
Director of Athletics Communication
Office: (508) 286-3768
Fax: (508) 286-8249
martin_kristian@wheatoncollege.edu