Participation in all sports, contact or noncontact, involves a certain amount of risk for injury. Training and conditioning are essential elements that will help athletes to minimize injuries. Please make sure your son/daughter is aware of these risks.
To participate in any sport, the athlete must have:
A. An updated physical each year that is on file in the school nurse's office
B. A medical recertification form that has been signed by a parent/guardian and returned to he school nurse's office for each sport playervisit the BHS Athletic page for recertification information
PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW IN THE EVENT OF INJURY
A. Any injury should be reported to the coach immediately.
B. An accident report will be filled out by the coach or athletic trainer as soon as possible, and turned into the nurse's office.
C. Any medical expenses incurred by the athlete must first be submitted to your own private insurance company.
D. Whatever expenses your personal coverage does not handle, the parent must submit a claim for full or partial reimbursement of the remaining amount. The claim should be submitted to the district's carrier on the form sent to the parent by the district once the accident report is filed.
Brighton currently employs a certified Athletic Trainer. His/her responsibilities include: medical advice, first aid for injuries, and rehabilitation. Initial care and rehabilitation requires written referral from the coach.
INJURED ATHLETE RETURNING TO ACTION
If an athlete has been removed from a practice or contest because of an injury requiring a physician's attention, the athlete cannot return to practice or compete until he/she is given a medical release. A medical release needs to be obtained from your family physician and handed to the school nurse for approval.