Plymouth State University uses an electronic medical records system (Athletic Trainer System, or ATS). There are a number of documents that will need to be completed in order to participate in intercollegiate athletics. These documents can only be found within the ATS system. All athletes (new and returning) must login to ATS annually to enter their demographic information and complete the required forms, including a health history and uploading a copy of your insurance card.
Please read all instructions prior to completing the forms.
Sport Related Concussion Policy
The Plymouth State University Athletic Training Department recognizes that sport related concussions pose a significant health risk for PSU student-athletes. Therefore the Athletic Training Department has implemented policies and procedures to deal with the assessment, management, and return to play (RTP) considerations for student-athletes who have sustained a concussive episode. In addition the Athletic Training Department also recognizes the importance of baseline testing on student-athletes who participate in sports which are recognized as contact or collision and/or who have a history of concussions upon entering athletic participation at PSU. Baseline concussion testing will consist of neurocognitive testing and balance testing, this information will be extremely useful in RTP decisions. The baseline data along with physical exam, diagnostic testing, symptom scaling, follow up testing and a gradual RTP protocol will all be used in conjunction with sound clinical judgment and on an individualized basis to determine when it is safe for an athlete to return to competition.
Drug Education, Testing and Treatment Policy
The Department of Athletics at Plymouth State University (PSU) is committed to protecting the health of student-athletes and the integrity of athletic competition. As members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), PSU student-athletes are prohibited from any non-prescribed use of substances classified by the NCAA as “Banned Drug Classes”. Any misuse of legal substances such as prescription medications, alcohol or tobacco or the use of controlled or illegal substances is also prohibited.
The Drug Education, Testing and Treatment Coordinator (or an appropriate designee) will present this policy to all student-athletes. Student-athletes will be required to sign and return the “Consent to Participate in Drug Testing” and “Authorization for Release of Related Information” form prior to participating in any practice or game. If the student-athlete is under the age of eighteen, the form must also be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Failure of the student-athlete to sign and return the appropriate forms will result in that student-athlete being ineligible to practice or compete until the form has been signed and received by the Coordinator.