Nueva’s sports medicine program provides injury prevention measures as well as evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries. Athletic training staff provide appropriate medical coverage for Upper School interscholastic athletic practices and home competitions. The safety and health of student-athletes is our number one priority and we are committed to returning student-athletes to competition as quickly and safely as possible. To that end, Nueva’s sports medicine program adheres to the guidelines and standards set forth by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), with concussion management based chiefly on CIF protocols.
The California Interscholastic Federation requires an annual Pre-Participation Physical Examination (PPE) by a health practitioner for all student-athletes before the student engages in a tryout, practice, or actual competition (CIF Bylaw 308). Physical evaluation form to be filled out by the student and parent and signed by your physician (must be a licensed medical doctor). PHYSICALS MUST BE DATED AFTER JUNE 1, 2018 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2018-2019 ATHLETIC SEASON.
All student-athletes must complete the CIF Steroid Policy Statement form prior to the beginning of their sports season. The form must be signed by a parent or approved caretaker, and by the student-athlete. The CIF Steroid Policy Statement is a requirement of CIF Bylaw 503.I.
All student-athletes must complete the CIF Concussion Policy form prior to the beginning of their sports season. The form must be signed by a parent or approved caretaker, and by the student-athlete. The CIF Concussion Policy Statement is a requirement of California state law AB 25.
All student-athletes must complete the CIF SCA Policy Statement prior to the beginning of their sports season. The form must be signed by a parent or approved caretaker, and by the student-athlete. The CIF SCA Policy Statement is a requirement of the new CIF protocol to incorporate SCA prevention strategies into student-athletic sports programs.
Where do I submit athletics forms?
Forms may be turned in to the Upper School Athletic Trainer via the front office, mail or email
Nueva Upper School
Attn: Mallory Celaya, Athletic Trainer
131 E 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94010
Please contact Chris Wade, Interim Athletic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys' & Girls' Cross-Country, Girls' Volleyball
Due August 1, 2018
Girls' & Boys' Soccer, Girls' & Boys' Basketball
Due October 22, 2018
Boys' & Girls' Track & Field, Girls' Softball, Boys' Tennis, Co-ed Golf, Swimming
Due January 21, 2019
A concussion is a direct force to the head or body that results in rapid acceleration and deceleration of the brain. A concussion can occur with or without loss of consciousness and may affect motor control, mental status, and neurocognitive functioning.
All Nueva student-athletes will complete baseline testing at the beginning of their sports season. The online Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) software will be used to complete this testing on a team or (as necessary) individual basis. The purpose of baseline testing is to have objective data demonstrating a student-athlete’s “normal” functioning that will act as a basis for comparison should he or she sustain a concussion during competition.
California State Law AB 25
Effective January 1, 2012, this law requires a student-athlete who may have a concussion during a practice or game to be removed from the activity for the remainder of the day. Any athlete removed for this reason must receive a written note from a medical doctor trained in the management of concussion before returning to practice.
Return to Play (RTP)
Concussion symptoms should be completely gone before returning to competition. An RTP after concussion should occur only with medical clearance from a medical doctor trained in the evaluation and management of concussions, and a step-wise progression program monitored by an athletic trainer, coach, or other identified school administrator. Please see cifstate.org for a graduated return-to-play plan. (AB 2127, a California state law that became effective 1/1/15, states that return to play [i.e., full competition] must be no sooner than 7 days after the concussion diagnosis has been made by a physician.)