Important athletic information for incoming 7th through 12th grade students

Waxahachie ISD students who intend to try out in athletics are required to complete all RankOne forms and an official physical evaluation.

RANKONE FORMS

The RankOne forms can be completed online through the parent portal, located at the top right-hand corner of the webpage.

Parents will need to create a profile and it is important to save the log-in information as this page will need to be accessed annually for student-athletes. Without these forms, a student will not be allowed to participate in athletics. Coaches and athletic trainers can provide step-by-step information to parents with more questions on how to submit RankOne forms.

PHYSICAL FORMS

Every student interested in participating in athletics is also required to complete a physical evaluation signed by a physician. Physicals should be completed on the UIL pre-participation evaluation form. This document can be found on the Hachie Sports website under the “Sports Medicine” tab.

FREE PHYSICALS

Incoming seventh through twelfth-grade girls can complete a free physical on May 11, and incoming seventh through twelfth-grade boys can complete a free physical on May 18.

Free physicals will take place at the Mike Turner Gymnasium at Waxahachie High School. The doors will open at 6 p.m. on each date and physicals are first-come-first-served. Parents are encouraged to come and complete the RankOne forms while they wait as Chromebooks will be available.

BASE-LINE CONCUSSION TESTS

During physicals this year, the sports medicine department will conduct baseline concussion tests for students participating in partial, full contact, and collision sports. This test is for students entering seventh, ninth, and eleventh-grade students, as well as transfer students.

“The test will not replace an athlete seeing a physician for a traumatic brain injury,” said Director of Sports Medicine EJ Hairston. “This just gives us another tool to make better return-to-play decisions.”

PICK TIME

The sports medicine department will continue to utilize Pick Time to schedule appointments with athletic trainers for injury evaluations.

HEP 2 GO

The HEP 2 GO program is used for the sports medicine department to communicate exercise, rehab, and stretching plans with student-athletes.

“We primarily use it for exercises that you will need to complete at home to help recover from an injury or work on flexibility,” explained athletic trainer Jeffrey Hooks. “This is in conjunction with the rehab completed in the athletic training room. This is not a replacement for rehab or treatment.”

For more information about the initial steps of participating in WISD athletics, email EJ Hairston.