Announcements and Important Events
Bald Eagle Area School District: Return to Participation Policy
Following a complete physical assessment for an injury:
- The Licensed Athletic Trainer(s) LAT(s) in the Bald Eagle Area School District, may, at his or her discretion, return a student-athlete to practice or competition.
- Return to participation is a progression that will be determined by the Licensed Athletic Training Staff, and the attending Physician (If the athlete has been seen by a Licensed Physician for Evaluation and Clearance for the injury).
- If a student-athlete is not being seen by a licensed physician for a specific injury or pathology, the Bald Eagle Area Licensed Athletic Trainer(s) will determine when the athlete returns to practice or competition.
An injured athlete, deemed to be ineligible for participation in practice and or competition per the BEA Licensed Athletic Training Staff or attending physician:
- Will not dress in uniform or participate in any way for any competition or event.
- Will not suit up for practice or workouts
They may not return to these activities in ay shape or form, unless authorized to do so by the Licensed Athletic Training staff and/or attending physician.
Student-Athletes seen by an approved licensed medical professional: Must secure a written release to return to athletic participation. This is the policy set forth in the Standard Operating Procedures from the Bald Eagle Area Team Physician. The athlete must present a written release from the attending physician to return to participation in practice or competition.
Approved Licensed Medical Professionals that could return an athlete to activity after being seen for an injury include: Medical Doctor (MD,DO)- May include any specialist with the credentials MD or DO, Dentist. Podiatrist
We cannot accept and receive clearance for student-athletes to return to participation from: a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist, since they are not under the discretion of our licensing board. Our Licensure is under the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
Pennsylvania Law requires Licensed Athletic Trainers to work under the direction of a Licensed Physician, licensed by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and therefore must secure a written release from that provider if an athlete has been restricted from participation in athletic and physical activity.