Gold Card Registration
INFORMATION ON THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS
Please read carefully before clicking the link to submit a request for a Gold Card.
Online registrations for ALL SPRING Sports, including Managers, will begin on Monday, February 10th, 2020.
ALL registrations must be submitted BEFORE March 4th, in order for your child's Gold Card to be processed on time for try-outs.
Tryouts begin on March 9th.
Depending on the volume of incoming applications, an application can take from 48 to 72 hours to be reviewed and processed by EACH department for approval.
All information for sports clearance can be found online. When the link to submit a Gold Card Application goes live, it will be at the bottom of this page labeled Gold Card Health History Parent consent. All forms must be completed by a parent/guardian using the parent/guardian’s email and signed by the parent/guardian.
Please be aware that any online requests submitted with a student's email will be denied and the application would need to be filled out again, in order to request a Gold Card. You cannot go back to edit the email address.
A current physical, an “Allergy Action” (if applicable), and/or an “Asthma Action” (if applicable), are required for the Gold Card application to be processed. There will be an option to attach these documents to the application. If the Health Office has current documentation, no need to resubmit.
AN EXPIRED PHYSICAL IS A PHYSICAL DONE BEFORE March 2019.
If your child’s physical is expired, and you were unable to schedule an appointment on time for Gold Cards,
the District physician will be available on the following dates for sports physicals:
Wednesday, February 12th
Tuesday, February 25th
Please call the SHS Health Office at (914)721-2550 to make an appointment.
What is a Gold Card? A Gold Card is a sports clearance that allows students to participate in sports. This card signifies that the student can safely tryout and participate in a specific sport for a specific season. If at any time your child wishes to switch their sport after the Gold Card is submitted, they must contact the Athletic Department. The Athletic Department will give the card to the coach. A minimum turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours is required to process all requests.
There are three prerequisites to obtaining a Gold Card:
- Physical Exam:
A physical exam from a MD, NP or PA licensed in New York or a bordering state is required. The Education Department interprets a bordering state as within 50 miles of the state border. Please visit the Health Office to assure that the Health Certificate from your last physical exam is still valid.
Certain local pediatric practices are using NYSED form; physical exams done by these physicians do NOT need to be transcribed onto our form. Click here for a current list of physicians using the NYSED physical form.
Click Health Examination Form to download/print a blank form. The private MD should transcribe the details of your last exam onto this form. The arrows on the form indicate required information for sports participation.
- ALLERGY/ASTHMA ACTION PLAN:
If your child requires an epi pen or an inhaler have your doctor sign and complete the appropriate form(s) that state your child can carry and self-administer medications: Allergy Action Plan / Asthma Action Plan. IF YOUR CHILD REQUIRES AN EPI PEN OR INHALER THEY MUST HAVE THIS ON THEIR PERSON AT ALL TIMES.
- Gold Card Health History & Parent Consent
This is a required checklist that you will be prompt to fill out in regards to your child’s health history. This is will be cross-checked with the Health History on file.
Online submission for all forms required for winter interscholastic athletic participation is now live at the following link. This includes forms for students who wish to play on high school interscholastic teams and those who wish to serve as team managers. Forms that require parent and student signature may be completed and submitted online. Forms requiring a doctor's signature must be scanned and uploaded prior to submission. spring sports sponsored at Scarsdale High School include Baseball, Boys' Crew, Girls' Crew, Boys' Golf, Girls' Golf, Boys' Lacrosse, Girls' Lacrosse, Softball, Boys' Tennis, Boys' Track & Field, Girls' Track & Field, & Ultimate (Frisbee).
In order to ensure that student's forms are completely processed in time for the March 9 start date, all forms must be submitted by March 4. This deadline will allow us to process forms in a timely manner. Please note that forms are processed in the order that they are received and a minimum turn around time of 48 hours is required to process all documents receive all approvals. Also, please be aware that any forms submitted from a student's email will be returned and the forms will not be processed for clearance.
If you choose to file your forms through online submission, you will receive notifications via email. You will receive the first notification once your forms have been submitted and a second notification once your forms have have been completely processed by the Athletics Office. You may receive notification via email if your forms are incomplete or require your further attention.
Once you receive notification from the Athletics Office that your forms have been completed, the student-athlete's name will be included on the Varsity roster for the respective sport. You will be able to see the sport on the student-athlete's school schedule in Infinite Campus. After the tryout period, the student-athlete will be placed on the appropriate team roster.
Of course, all forms may still be submitted in person. Please let us know if you have any issues.