Online Athletic Clearance
PHYSICALS AND ONLINE CLEARANCE
All returning and incoming athletes must have completed the Athletic Clearance process before they can participate in any summer and/or school-year sports activities. The Athletic Clearance is valid for one year and must be repeated on an annual basis. Failure to renew the Athletic Clearance prior to summer will result in the student not being able to participate in any summer and/or school-year activities at Antelope Valley High School.
Participation is only allowed after the Athletic Clearance has been approved by Antelope Valley Athletic Department. Since the 2017-2018 school year the Antelope Valley Union High School District will be using an online Athletic Clearance Process. The only papers that need to be turned in are the physical exam certification that is signed by a medical professional and the bus waiver. Step by step instructions for completing the online process with screenshots matching each step are listed in the AVUHSD Athletic Packet. You will need your physical document, insurance information, and student present in order to complete the online process.
The physical exam certification that is signed by a medical professional can be done by your healthcare provider. However, Dr. Massari is currently open and athletes can bring $20 and get a physical there quickly.
Students must be cleared both online AND with the physical form to participate in athletics.
Students can go to their primary physician with the form and also get cleared (during a wellness visit, etc.).
The clearance process is two steps:
A. The online clearance process:
1. Go to https://athleticclearance.com/
2. Use your username and password from the previous year (if not, they will have to retype everything in a new account). If new, follow the form below.
3. Choose "Start Clearance Here"
4. Important: Choose the date for "Year" (for example, 2021-2022)
5. Choose Antelope Valley (CIF-SS) for "School"
6. Choose the first sport you are getting cleared for under "Sport"
7. Follow Steps #1-#4
8. Be sure to click on other sports if the athlete plays multiple sports.
B. The physical clearance process:
1. Bring a copy of the "blue card" to your physician:
2. Parent/student need to fill out the student information on the top of the form
3. Have the physician fill out the form in the middle section: sign and date.
4. The parent needs to sign and complete the parent authorization section.
* For football the insurance policy and parent initial MUST be signed on the parent authorization section.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Chronister at firstname.lastname@example.org
As the school opens up, the athletics office will send out more information. Please let all students know.
In order to participate in any sport, the student must meet the following requirements:
2.0 grade point average each quarter and semester grading period
Maintain minimum progress toward graduation
Maintain acceptable citizenship
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Requirements:
May not have reached his/her 19th birthday prior to June 15th of the current school year.
Have attended high school not more than eight semesters.
Have passed with at least a “C” (2.0) average 20 credits of work for the prior grading period of which only 5 credits may be Physical Education; be passing in 20 credits of new work for the current grading period.
Have met residential requirements. Transferring from one school to another may affect your eligibility under the CIF Southern Section rules.
Not compete on any outside team in the same or any other sport during the season of any sport.
Pass a physical examination within the previous 12 months
Be covered by or obtain athletic injury insurance. California Education Code Sec. 32221 requires every athletic team member to have accidental body injury insurance of at least $1,500 medical and hospital benefits. Make sure to include the name of the insurance company and policy number on the website.
Parent/Legal Guardian: If you change insurance during the school year, it is your responsibility to provide the school site with your new insurance information. Please log back in to: www.AthleticClearance.com and update this information. Make sure the secretary of athletics has this information on file.
Transfers: Complete and sign the CIF Parent/Legal Guardian/Student Certification Form that is turned into the Athletic Director. Receive notification from the Athletic Director that the student has been cleared for athletic participation by the CIF Southern Section.