Athletics

K-12 STANDARDS, CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Resources intended to provide rules and guidance in the administration of Middle School Athletics.

2020 - 2021 Middle School Athletics

Eligibility

Regardless of the school organization pattern, a student who meets Local Education Agency (LEA) / Charter School Promotion standards for the 2019-2020 academic year automatically meets the courses passed requirement for the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Physicals

All student athletes who have a valid Pre-participation Examination (PPE) form for the 2019-2020 season (date of physical 3/1/19-5/1/20) will be allowed a one-year extension through the end of the academic year 2020-2021.

An athlete planning to participate in a sport during the 2020-2021 season without a current PPE form (date of physical 3/1/19-5/1/20) will need to obtain an evaluation/physical before they will be allowed to participate.


  • Additional forms may be acquired by contacting your LEA Athletic Director

Forms

Eligibility lists shall be certified with the signature of the principal and filed with the local superintendent (or his/her designee) prior to the first game or contest in that sport.

North Carolina State Board of Education Policy

Legislation

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Charter School boards are authorized to determine whether and to what extent students in grades 6-12 may participate in interscholastic athletics; provided, however, that students in sixth grade are not eligible to participate in football.

All coaches, school nurses, athletic directors, first responders', volunteers, students who participate in middle or high school interscholastic athletic activities, and the parents or guardians of those students shall receive, on an annual basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet.

Each Local Education Agency (LEA) and charter school must develop a plan for addressing the needs of students preschool through twelfth grade suffering concussions.

Information and resources to assist in implementation

This Article may be cited as the "Athletic Trainers Licensing Act". The practice of athletic trainer services affects the public health, safety, and welfare. Licensure of the practice of athletic trainer services is necessary to ensure minimum standards of competency and to provide the public with safe athletic trainer services. It is the purpose of this Article to provide for the regulation of persons offering athletic trainer services

Coaching Practice & Procedure

The function of a coach is to educate students through participation in interscholastic competition. An interscholastic program should be designed to enhance academic achievement and should never interfere with opportunities for academic success. Each student should be treated with the utmost respect and his or her welfare should be considered in decisions by the coach at all times. Accordingly, the following guidelines for coaches have been adopted by the NFHS Board of Directors.