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Athletic Director: Chuck Grant cgrant@millisps.org

Athletic Trainer: Jamie Farias jfarias@millisps.org


ATTENTION SPRING ATHLETES

Online registration for spring sports for athletes from grades 7-12 is open!  

DEADLINE:  MONDAY MARCH 10TH.  Online registration, and submission of physical exam forms, concussion education certificates, and user fees must be completed to be eligible to participate.

SPRING SPORTS BEGIN MONDAY MARCH 17th.

Sports offered include:

  • Boys Baseball (grades 7-12)
  • Girls Softball (grades 7-12)
  • Boys and Girls Outdoor Track and Field (grades 7-12)
  • Boys Volleyball (grades 7-12)
  • Girls Tennis (grades 7-12)

ONLINE REGISTRATION (to be completed by a PARENT or GUARDIAN): 

ALL spring athletes must be registered for the SPRING 2014 season.

CONCUSSION EDUCATION VIDEO (certificate of completion for every athlete AND a parent/guardian MUST BE SUBMITTED ANNUALLY):  www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000 *If multiple people view the video at the same time, please enter all participants' names when registering for the video on the NFHS website*

CONCUSSION EDUCATION WRITTEN MATERIALS:  ALL athletes and a parent or guardian must review printed educational materials regarding concussions in sports and affirm that they have done so in registration.

     Written materials available at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/high_school.html#2

Please review the Fact Sheet for Athletes, and the Fact Sheet for Parents.   

AND please review 

Concussion:  A Must Read for Young Athletes Fact Sheet at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/nfl_poster.html

Additional educational materials are available at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/index.html

Please also be sure that your child has a current physical exam form on record with the athletics department, and be aware of whether it will expire during the season (see below and on FamilyID for more details).


VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding Physical Examinations for ALL athletes:

Prior to the school year 2012-13, the MIAA changed their guidelines regarding physical examinations and medical eligibity in order to fall within the MA Department of Health guidelines.  Previously, if an athlete's physical was current at the start of the season, the athlete would be medically eligible for the entire season.  THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE. 

Per the updated MIAA HandbookPHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS WILL NOW EXPIRE 13 MONTHS FROM THE DATE THEY ARE PERFORMED.  Once the physical expires, the athlete WILL NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE unless an updated physical is submitted. 

Text from the MIAA Handbook:

"56. Student Eligibility/School Requirements: Physical Examinations/Medical Coverage/Concussions 

56.1 All students must pass a physical examination prior to participation in High School Athletics. A physical exam covers the student for 13 months from the exam date. Students no longer should be allowed to participate until the end of the season when their physical expires during the season. A student’s eligibility will terminate once a physical has reached the 13 month limit. 

Physical examinations must be performed by a duly registered Licensed Physician, Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. The Sports Medicine Committee recommended physical examination form is in the MIAA White Book............

PENALTY: A student in violation shall be suspended for the number of contests in which he/she participated without a proper physical. "

Parents:  The Athletics staff realize that it can be very difficult to schedule a child's physical exam on short notice, so we urge you to PLEASE contact your child's physician's office ASAP to find out if and when your child is due for a new physical and schedule an appointment!  Again, the rule allows 13 months of eligibility from the date of the physical, since some insurances will not cover a new physical until the last one is 12 months old. 


 

Congratulations to Girls Volleyball - Division III Central Champions!!!!

State Semi Finals - Wednesday, November 17 at 7 pm. at Nashoba Regional.
Visit www.miaa.net for game times and brackets


 

ON-GOING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

VARSITY JACKETS: If you earned two letters, you've earned a free Varsity Jacket from the Millis Boosters. Please submit this Order Form to Coach Grant to receive your jacket at the next Awards Night.

WARM UP SUIT ORDERS: If you have not already ordered an Official Mohawks Warm up Suit - we are always accepting orders. Teams that use the warm ups include: Girls and Boys Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball, Boys and Girls Indoor and Outdoor Track. The same warm ups are used for all sports except Football and Hockey. Print Order form and return to athletic office. Orders are placed at the beginning of each season.


 

SPORTS SEASONS:

Millis High School offers a variety of sports for athletes in grades 7-12, with the exception of Girls Ice Hockey and Alpine Skiing, which are only for grades 9-12. The athletic fee for each season is $220 per athlete, with a family cap of four athletic fees per family per year.  Ice hockey fees do not apply to the family cap.Students must meet registration requirements- online registration, current physical exam, and annual concussion education- in order to participate.

Fall
Winter
Spring
Football
Basketball (Boys and Girls)
Baseball
Girls Volleyball
Indoor Track (Boys and Girls)
Softball
Soccer (Boys and Girls)
Boys Ice Hockey (co-op)
Boys Volleyball
Golf (coed)
Girls Varsity Ice Hockey (co-op)
Track & Field (Boys and Girls)
Cross Country (Boys and Girls)
Alpine Skiing (coed)
Girls Tennis

Eligibility Policy:

To be eligible for athletics, student athletes must be enrolled in a minimum of six academic subjects, which meet each day.  Students must be in Grade 7 or above and have a current medical form that is signed by their doctor giving evidence of an annual physical and permission to participate in sports on file with the school nurse.

Formerly all Millis High School students were required to be in compliance with the MIAA eligibility standards.  Millis has now set a higher standard for its students: 

  •  A passing grade must be maintained in all subjects in order to maintain athletic eligibility.
  • To be eligible for athletic participation in the fall 2006 marking period, student athletes must maintain passing grades in all subjects for both Term 4 and the Final Average of the 2006-2007 school year.  This will be the standard for fall eligibility henceforth.
  • No summer school course will make a student athlete eligible for fall athletics that would not be eligible under #2 above.
  • Students are expected to maintain proper behavior in school and in all school-sponsored events to avoid being ruled ineligible for play by the Principal.
  • Millis High School is also required to conform to all other minimum eligibility standards set forth by the MIAA.  These requirements are available in the Athletic Directors office.  Every athlete should take the opportunity to familiarize himself/herself with these regulations.  Knowledge of the rules is an important step in an effort to minimize any potential problems.
  • The academic eligibility of all students shall be considered as official on the published date when report cards for that ranking period have been issued to the parents of all students. 

Further, participation in extracurricular activities, be they school sponsored or school related, such as athletics, drama, and musicals are subject to the following criteria: Any student who is not physically present and in attendance in his/her class before 8:45A.M. on the day of an activity or dismissed before 1:30 P.M. will not be permitted to participate in that extracurricular activity for that day except as noted below. When a student cannot physically be present in class because of circumstances beyond his control (e.g., funeral, temporary emergency) on the day of an activity, he/she may be granted permission to participate upon the prior approval of the Principal. When a student is absent from school on the day before an activity, which is held on a non-school day because of circumstances beyond his/her control, he/she will be permitted to participate in the activity upon the prior approval of the Principal.

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE TO UNDERSTAND THAT ANY OBLIGATION TO A CLASSROOM TEACHER SHALL TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER AN ACTIVITY WHETHER IT IS A GAME, A PRACTICE OR A REHEARSAL.  CHRONIC ABUSE OR FAILURE TO FULFILL A RESPONSIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A SUSPENSION FROM THAT ACTIVITY.

Coaches, advisors and supervisors must be fully aware of the absence of an active participant.  Coaches, advisors and supervisors will have the responsibility to see that the student will be withheld from participation or request a waiver from the Principal.


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CMR Head Injuries Final Regulations140 KB
State Concussion Law Participation Requirements for Students97.5 KB
CDC High School HEADS UP Athletes Fact Sheet.pdf53.21 KB
CDC High School HEADS UP Parents Fact Sheet.pdf59.17 KB
CDC-Concussion-Must Read-Young Athletes Fact Sheet.pdf2.11 MB
Fall 2013 Sports Registration Instructions.pdf107.41 KB
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