The NSAA has released the following information in regards to physical exams for the 2020-21 school year: “The NSAA SMAC unanimously recommended to the NSAA board that Pre-Participation Physical Examinations (PPE) for the 2019-2020 school year be acceptable for the 2020-2021 seasons. This recommendation would be for a one-year exemption only and would not include incoming freshmen. They continue to recommend that students visit their primary care providers for the PPE.”
Here are some clarifications to this ruling for Pius X students:
1. All students new to Pius must complete a sports physical from a Medical Doctor (MD). This means all freshmen, and any student transferring into Pius for the 2020-21 school year.
2. Any athlete that suffered a concussion during the previous school year must complete a new physical examination.
3. Any athlete that had a new medical issue diagnosed during the previous school year including any surgery, must complete a new physical examination, ie. ashthma, heart murmur, diabetes, knee surgery, etc.
4. Any other athlete identified by Pius Athletic Administration staff as needing an updated diagnosis.
Students not playing in a sport (or other activity) do not need a physical.