Booster Club News
COMING SOON: Coming in May are the Tahanto Regional Athletic Booster Club annual Spring Flower Sale and Bottle Drive. Save your bottles and cans and help support Tahanto Sports programs!!
SPRING ATHLETIC REGISTRATIONS
Please follow the steps below and click on the registration form link at the bottom of this announcement. . Registration must be done online. Deadline is MARCH 14
Paying the athletic fee does NOT mean you are registered!!!
There are three basic steps:
1. Make sure that the Tahanto nurse has a copy of a physical exam dated on or after:
Feb 17, 2013 for all JV and Varsity candidates;
Feb. 31, 2013 for Middle School candidates
Physicals are only considered valid for 13 months from the date of the physical. If the exam expires
during the season you MUST get a new physical in order to continue particpation.
(if you are getting a physical after the due date continue with the registration and forward a copy of the physical after you get it)
2. Pay the athletic user fee online. The best way is to do an online check which transfers money from
your checking account with the minimum possible fee of 0.25. Available HERE.
(If you are applying for a waiver of the athletic fee download the "Athletic Waiver Fee" form (HERE), fill it out, and submit it to the Athletic Director
3. Read the information pertaining to "Concussions". Available HERE.
When you have completed the above you are ready to register. Click on the registration form, complete all of the information and submit the form. Submitting the registration does NOT mean that your registration is verified.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Thanks for your cooperation.
(REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE)
Athletic fees for all spring candidates are due before you register. Use the online payment link to submit the fee. The best option is the online check which charges just a 0.25 processing fee. Credit card payments fee are higher depending upon the amount.
Athletic fees are:
$225 for the first sport by an athlete
$125 for the second sport by the same athlete
$525 family cap
Click to access Online Payment Center
If you need to submit the Athletic Waiver Fee Form please click HERE.
Physical Exam requirement for participation in athletics
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors voted on Thursday June 7, 2012 to adhere to the Department of Public Health’s policy regarding the physical exam required for participation in athletics. In order to be in compliance with the state regulation physical exams will be required every thirteen months to the day of the exam. For example if a student-athlete has a physical exam dated September 14, 2011 that exam will expire on October 14, 2012. Meaning as of October 15, 2012 the student-athlete becomes ineligible to practice or compete until they present proof of a current physical exam to the school nurse or athletic department and obtain an updated clearance card for participation in athletics. This is a change from the current requirement which enabled a student-athlete to remain eligible for the entire season if their physical was current on the first day of practice.
Please make certain that your child has a current physical exam that will last the duration of the season, or schedule a doctor’s appointment as soon as possible to have an updated physical exam. There will be no exceptions to this rule, nor will there be extensions granted based upon a doctor’s note. I realize this may cause some difficulties with the scheduling of doctor’s appointments and insurance coverage so I am providing advance notification, so that everyone can be in compliance with the Department of Public Health and MIAA regulations and not impact your child’s eligibility for participation.
The Massachusetts department of Public Health has enacted a law concerning concussions which applies to all Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association member schools. The law reads, “ANY ATHLETE WHO EXHIBITS SIGNS, SYMPTOMS OR BEHAVIORS CONSISTENT WITH A CONCUSSION (SUCH AS LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, HEADACHE, CONFUSION, OR BALANCE PROBLEMS) SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM THE CONTEST AND SHALL NOT RETURN TO PLAY UNTIL CLEARED BY AN APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.”
All student-athletes competing in interscholastic programs, along with their coaches and parents, must follow this protocol. Marching band members, their parents, and parent volunteers participating in Athletic events and/or band events must also follow this protocol during an athletic event, including both games and practices.
Any student-athlete who exhibits ANY sign, symptom or behavior consistent with a concussion shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional. Signs and symptoms of concussion include the following:
· Nausea or vomiting
· Headache/pressure in the head
· Loss of consciousness
· Memory problems
· Confusion/Difficulty concentrating
Information and forms are available in the concussion folder on the right.
Tahanto Decals are available for a cost of $5.
The decals are static cling and are
being sold by the Booster Club.
MIAA Medical Form. This is the recommended physical exam form for student-athletes.
Information and forms relating to concussions
Directions to "Home" sites for games/practices
Winter Sports Info