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WIAA Season Dates & Sports Physical Deadlines

Athletes wishing to participate in a WIAA-regulated sport at their high school must have an athletic permit card (a.k.a. “the green card”) on file at their school’s athletic office. This form must be signed by a doctor or nurse practitioner, as well as by the athlete’s parents. Students may not participate in official team activities, including tryouts, until all required forms are turned in.

In order to participate in sports for the current school year, high school student-athletes need to have a physical exam that was completed after April 1st of the previous year and a form signed by the examining physician by the dates below. It may take 3-5 business days to get a form signed and returned, so forms should be submitted no later than one week before the date for the sport.

Ideally, forms should be brought in to an appointment with the provider needing to sign so that they can be signed during that appointment. However, parents can also mail, fax, or send the form via their child's MyUnityPoint proxy account. We can only return forms via mail, fax, or pick-up.

Please note, if you take a clear picture, or have a scan, of the fully signed form, you can email it to the school, and they will print it out.


Your school may have earlier deadlines; please check with your athletic office to confirm.


This guidance informs families on how to mitigate risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19, to others both within sports and within families and the community. Please also refer to state regulations and guidance associated with return to sports.

*Patients 18+ or parents with children 18 years or younger who need a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE): please fill out the first two pages of this form BEFORE the appointment.*

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