Athletics

In preparation for Fall 2021 sports season, we are writing to inform you of PIAA requirements. At this time, we have no guidance regarding any specific information or requirements due to COVID-19 for Fall 2021.

The PIAA By-Laws cite that no student is eligible to participate in Practices, Inter-School Practices, Scrimmages and/or Contests unless the student has completed a comprehensive initial pre-participation physical evaluation (CIPPE) performed by an Authorized Medical Examiner, and the Authorized Medical Examiner has completed the PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form (CIPPE Form).

Physicals should be completed on or after June 1, 2021 and will be effective during the school year, through May 31, 2022.
It is mandatory that students submit their CIPPE Form as soon as possible after June 2nd to participate in any sport activity in the Fall.
Abington Senior High School sponsors the following Fall Sports: Golf, Girls Tennis, Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Football, and Cheerleading. CIPPE Forms for members of the Football team must be submitted via PlanetHS by Tuesday, August 3, 2021. All other Fall Sports participants must submit CIPPE Forms via PlanetHS by Monday, August 9, 2021.

Abington Junior High School sponsors the following Fall Sports: Girls 7/8 Tennis, Girls 7/8 Volleyball, 7/8 Field Hockey, Boys Freshman Soccer, Boys 7/8 Soccer, Girls 7/8 Soccer, Freshman Football, 7/8 Football. CIPPE Forms for Freshman Football and Boys Freshman Soccer must be submitted via PlanetHS by Monday, August 9, 2021. All other AJHS Fall Sports participants must must submit CIPPE Forms via PlanetHS by Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

If your child is interested in participating with an Abington Athletic team, please create an account with the PlanetHS system and submit a completed PIAA CIPPE / Physical form or recertification online. The PlanetHS digital platform allows student-athletes and their parents/guardians to complete and access all athletic forms online.

The Kickoff Letter will explain creating an online account for both you and your child. Please note, if you have a student-athlete attending the Senior High School, you should use the Senior High School code first; this will allow you to link all of your other children’s accounts to yours. Junior High Families and student-athletes will use the Junior High code.

The PHS Parent & Student Guide will walk you through the step by step process of completing the necessary pre-participation forms and uploading your PIAA form for electronic submission. The Returning (Student/Parent) Athletic Pre-Participation Forms Registration provides reminders for users from the previous school year.

Please print the PIAA CIPPE Form and have a physical examination performed by an Authorized Medical Examiner as soon as possible. The Authorized Medical Examiner will complete the PIAA CIPPE / Physical Form. On the PIAA CIPPE / Physical Form, be sure to mark the specific sport in which your child wishes to try-out. Also, please remember that medical notes are required for any medications that will be left with the after-school nurse. Once the physical form is completed by the doctor, you will upload the form into the PlanetHS online system. Please follow the PlanetHS steps outlined above and, in the attachments, to complete this step.

Paper copies of the PIAA CIPPE Form will not be accepted by the Health Suites

or Athletic Departments.

Please contact your student-athlete’s coach or the Abington Athletic Department with questions at 215-884-4700 x2395.