• Return to Play 1

    Get Them Back into the Game!

    To get your student-athlete back into action and on the field to play, they must first be seen by their primary care physician or our nurse practitioner. Once a clearance note is obtained, 5 days post symptom initiation/positive test and symptom resolution, athletes must complete the Return to Play Procedures below without developing chest pain, chest tightness, palpitations, lightheadedness, pre-syncope, or syncope. If these symptoms develop, you should refer your child back to the evaluating provider who cleared them for Return to Play (RTP).


    COVID RETURN TO PLAY PROCEDURES
    To begin, student-athletes must have a clearance note, 5 days post symptom initiation/positive test, and symptom resolution.

    Mild/Asymptomatic Cases: minimum of 1-day symptom-free and must complete no less than 2 days of gradual increase in physical activity (i.e. one light practice, one normal practice). No games before day 3 of progression.

    Moderate Symptom Cases: minimum of 1-day symptom-free (excluding loss of taste/smell) and must complete no less than 4 days of a gradual increase in physical activity (one light cardio workout with an athletic trainer, two light practices, and one full practice). No games before day 5 of progression.

    Severe Cases: continue with the following gradual return to play after cardiologist and doctor clearance:
    Stage 1: (2 Day Minimum)
       Light activity (walking, jogging, or stationary bike) for 15 minutes or less at an intensity no
       greater than 70% of maximum heart rate. NO resistance training. 

    • Stage 2: (1 Day Minimum) 
       Add simple movement activities (EG or running drills) for 30 minutes or less at an intensity no
       greater than 80% of maximum heart rate. 

    • Stage 3: (1 Day Minimum) 
       Progress to more complex training for 45 minutes or less at an intensity no greater than 80%
       maximum heart rate. May add light resistance training. 

    • Stage 4: (2 Day Minimum)
       Normal training activity for 60 minutes or less at an intensity no greater than 80% maximum
       heart rate. 

    • Stage 5: 
       Return to full activity. The athlete is cleared for full participation by our athletic trainer. 

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  • COVID Return to Play Form
     
     
    Has your student-athlete tested positive
    for COVID-19? If so, they must be
    cleared for Return to Play by an
    approved health care provider.
    Please be sure to have their doctor
    complete this downloadable form.

    COVID Return to Play Form 2022


    If you have questions about
    your child's eligibility to return
    to play after a COVID-19 infection,
    call Molly Awiszus, our Athletic Trainer
    at 508–529–7758 x2754.