Tip for Juniors and Seniors: Always have a physical on hand

PhysiotherapyAs you’re planning your Spring & Summer college visits, your to-do list just got one item longer: ATHLETIC PHYSICAL.

If you’re a junior or senior in high school, looking to attend an ID camp or train with a college team for a day, the college coach might request a physical. You should have one on hand, already done, so you can send it to the coach immediately upon request.

HERE is a generic athletic physical form from the American Academy of Family Physicians. You can take to your doctor’s office. Most high school athletics offices have similar forms as well.

Get the physical done by the doctor, scan the document to your computer, and you’ll have it ready to send to a coach.  Physicals are typically valid for six months, so be sure you have an up-to-date physical on hand when you start planning college visits and camps.