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2016-17 Varsity Athletics Participation Information

2016-17 Varsity Athletics Participation Information

The following information will help student-athletes easily access important pre-participation information and forms required for Mills College intercollegiate athletics. Please read through these instructions carefully.

Athletic Training

New Student-Athletes:

In order to be cleared for participation, you must turn in a Clearance Checklist to your coach with all four of the following steps initialed by the appropriate APER staff administration. An athletic trainer will provide you with one.

1. Physical - get a physical using the forms below. Free physicals are offered through our team physicians in the beginning of the Fall semester. See Meeting Schedule for details, or contact an athletic trainer if you join a sport late. If you get a physical on your own, you are required to use the mandatory physical forms provided here. All physicals must be turned in to and reviewed by a Mills athletic trainer.

Mandatory Physical Forms

2. SportsWare – join SportsWare to log in and complete athlete information, medical history, and electronically sign the waiver forms. Follow the instructions provided.

Sportsware Instructions

3. Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) - Provide documentation of your SCT status, or you may choose to waive out.

Sickle Cell Trait Information/Instructions

4. Eligibility Meeting - attend a pre-participation eligibility meeting.

See Meeting Schedule or contact Allie Fox if you join a sport late.

See the Mills College Student-Athlete Handbook for all policies and important information regarding your participation in athletics at Mills.

Returning Student-Athletes:

You must turn in a Clearance Checklist to your coach with steps 1, 2, and 4 completed. If you already have a physical exam performed by a physician in the last two years on file with the Mills athletic trainers, you are simply required to have an annual "sports update" exam performed by a Mills athletic trainer. An opportunity to complete this requirement will be available at your teams scheduled times (see Meeting Schedules) or by appointment. You must also attend an Eligibility Meeting, as well as update your information and electronically sign forms on SportsWare (see the link above) annually. You do not need to worry about providing SCT documentation.

Sports Information

All (first year and returning) student-athletes should fill out the Student-Athlete Historical Questionnaire. This information is important to ensure accuracy on the athletics website and for compliance. Head shots for the website will be taken at the start of each sport’s season.


For questions regarding medical forms or athletic training participation requirements, contact Natalie Spangler, ATC, nspangle@mills.ed, 510-430-3323. For questions regarding eligibility meetings or compliance forms, contact Allie Fox,, 510-430-2232.