Sports Announcements

Changes to Sports Physicals Paperwork
The introduction of the FamilyID online program to Southern Columbia Area was made to help streamline the sports physical process. The majority of school and PIAA paperwork will be filled out online, eliminating repetitiveness of completiing mounds of paperwork each school year! 

You are now able to register your student athlete  for all sports he/she will particpate in during the school year at the same sitting.  You will no longer need to wait to register for sports by season. The 2020-2021 Sports registration for all sports is now open. 

When you make an account with FamilyID it will be good for your student athlete’s career at Southern Columbia. FamilyID saves your basic demographic information so that it can be used for all family members. After the account is created, each time you register for a new sport the demographic fields are populated for you. You simply review the information, make any appropriate changes and click! 
Besides the Permission for Physical Examination form and the Geisinger Waiver form, the only other paperwork that needs to be physically printed and hand signed are sections 5 and 6 of the CIPPE. You must use these CIPPE forms as they are the only ones that will be accepted by the PIAA. Forms from physicians’ offices WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. This is a PIAA rule.The Athletic Trainer must have this exact paperwork on file in order for your student athlete to participate in a PIAA sport. The rest of the paperwork is taken care of on FamilyID.You can pick up a packet of these forms in the High School or Middle School offices or download them at the links below.


Important Forms

The ImPACT concussion tracking system is a sophisticated research-based software tool developed to help athletic trainers, doctors and neurologists evaluate recovery following concussions. ImPACT evaluates multiple brain activities including memory, brain processing speed, reaction time and post-concussive symptoms. This test helps athletes get back to play safely following a head injury. All FRESHMEN who are going to play the following sports or any athlete in Grades 10-12 who did not take one for the previous season in the following sports are required to take the test:
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Competitive Spirit
A few facts about the test:
  • The test takes around 20-30 minutes
  • You are allowed to have a parent with you when you take the test. They may help you read directions, but they CANNOT help you with the testing activities. Doing so will severely alter your test scores and will delay your return to play after a head injury.
  • The ImPACT baseline test only has to be taken once every two years.
  • If you are not participating in a sport that is required to take the baseline test, you are still strongly encouraged to take the test, but you may still participate without taking the test.
  • If you have not taken the baseline test and you are participating in a required sport, you cannot participate until doing so.

ImPACT Links