As we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the athletic department wants to provide student-athletes and their families with the most up to date information so they can ensure they meet all requirements for athletic participation. At the most recent IHSA Board of Directors meeting, it was decided that IHSA By-law 2.150, requiring students to have a physical examination every year in order to participate in sports will not be waived.
Therefore, families will need to start coordinating physical examinations for their children if they want to participate in sports within WCUSD #15 this school year. As a reminder, a student-athlete’s physical is good for one year and thirty days (395) from the date of their pervious exam. It is imperative that they get a physical scheduled as soon as possible to ensure that there is not lapse in coverage, and then they will not be able to participate in their desired sport. If you have specific questions regarding the expiration date for your son or daughter’s physical, you can contact their head coach and they can provide you with that information.
If you if have a primary care physician, it is recommended you contact them first for any physical needs. We understand that there are some physicians who may not be currently seeing patients for physicals; if that is the case for your child, you can visit one of the following Springfield Clinic Urgent Care locations and obtain a sports physical for $50.00:
- Springfield Clinic Urgent Care Main Campus
1025 South 6th Street, Springfield, IL
- Springfield Clinic Urgent Care West
2200 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL
- Springfield Clinic Urgent Care Sherman
400 St. John’s Drive, Sherman, IL
- Springfield Clinic Urgent Care Jacksonville
1000 West Morton Ave, Jacksonville, IL.
We will continue to provide you with information regarding what sports and activities will look like for both the IESA and IHSA for the 2020-2021 school year as they become available. In the meantime, we wish you the best throughout the remainder of the summer and to remember that It’s Always Better to be a Bullet!