• Tryouts for the 2025 season will be announced in November 2024!

     

    All athletes must have a CLEARED sports physical to try out!

    (Physicals can take 2-4 weeks to be cleared once returned to the school nurse. Please complete them promptly to try out.)

    Do not wait until the last minute to get your physical!

    SPORTS PHYSICAL FORMS--CLICK HERE!

    Every form must be completed, signed, and submitted to the School Nurse.

    The school physician will then review your completed physical.

    Missing/incomplete forms will be returned, delaying the process of participating on an athletic team.

    HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE---CLICK HERE

    To participate on a school-sponsored interscholastic or intramural athletic team or squad, each student whose physical examination was completed more than 90 days prior to the first day of official practice shall provide a health history update questionnaire completed and signed by the student's parents or guardian.  Please complete and return to the School Nurse PRIOR to tryouts/practices. 

     


  • Physicals Frequently Asked Questions: 

    1. How do I get the forms for completing a physical?

    There is always an interest meeting before a sport begins. At this meeting, the coaches talk about expectations and hand out important information you will need. The coaches will have the physical forms and pass them out to everybody who attends. Ask the coach or even the nurse at your school; they will provide you with one. You can also print the packet yourself. --Sports Physical Packet

    2. Where can I get a physical done?

    Every sports season there are free physicals performed at the schools in town for students. The times and dates of these free physicals will be announced by the school when they become available. This is your best option. If you miss the free physical provided by Perth Amboy schools, you will need to see your doctor. Bring your forms to the doctor and make sure he/she signs off on all of it. The moment you have it completed, you must bring it to the nurse as soon as possible. If you do not do this, and you hold onto it, then nobody on our end will know you ever had one completed. Just getting one done and holding onto it is no use. The moment you have the physical completed, you need to hand it to the nurse as soon as possible. The process after that takes approximately 2 weeks. At that point, all coaches will have a list of students who have been cleared for physical activity in that sport.

    3. What if I played a sport in the fall or winter and I want to play in the spring? Do I need another physical?

    Student-athletes that have a cleared sports physical from the previous season and would like to try out for another sport MUST fill out this form and return it to the nurse PRIOR to tryouts. --Health History Updated Questionnaire

    4. I got my physical filled out by my doctor a while ago, but today is the day of tryouts and I never handed it to the nurse. Why can’t I just give it to the coach?

    The coaches are not the people who clear your physicals. It is your responsibility to follow the instructions provided and hand it to the nurse at least 2 weeks before trying out dates. The coaches are not responsible for you not doing your part.  

    5. I’m getting a physical by my doctor done 1 day before tryouts. Is that okay?

    No! It takes 2 weeks for our district offices to review the physical and “clear” you. You should have either gone to the free physical clinic provided by the district before tryouts or should have scheduled your doctor’s appointment WAY before 1 day before trying out.

    You need a physical that has been “cleared” by the nurse’s office BEFORE trying out for any sport. No exceptions!