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Athletic Health Info


The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) is the governing body for high school sports in NH. In order to participate in athletics:  

 A student must have a current physical on file in the Health Office that indicates the athlete is physically fit to participate in sports at the high school level.
  •  This should take place the summer prior to entering high school.

 Physical MUST take place while the child is enrolled in HS

  • If the child has a physical in November of the 8th grade year, they will need to repeat the physical in November of the 9th grade year, if the physical is in May of the 8th grade year , it will need to be repeated in May of the 9th grade year etc.
See  the GHS Handbook regarding the rule.
Student athletes are at risk for a common skin infection known as MRSA.  This is due to skin to skin contact that occurs in sporting events.
  • It is important that uniforms and equipment be washed on a regular basis.
  • Anyone with a skin infection must report this to a coach or the nurse.


Physical Form
Annual Health Update Form
 Annual Health Update
This is a form that must be filled out every year in September. This ensures we are aware of any changes in your child's health that may affect their participation in athletics. In the event your child has a serious illness or injury, it may be necessary for them to see a health care provider to clear them for participation.
It also serves as a permission form for over the counter medications taken in school.
Concussion/Head Injury
Gilford High School takes head injuries very seriously and we are now enrolled in the ImPACT Program. This is a computer based program that will help determine when it is safe for athletes to return to play after a head injury.
This involves taking a pretest, which gives a baseline level of neuro-cognitive ability and function.  After an injury, usually 3-4 days, a post test will be taken by the athlete. This information will be shared with the treating physician to assist them in determining a return to play status.
All athletes will be administered the test.
After a head injury it is important for the athletes to rest their brain. This means they  should limit computer use, texting, television etc. for a few days.
More information regarding concussion and the Impact Program
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