01/08/14 Skin Condition Reminder

January 8, 2014 Wrestling Blog Updates

Happy New Year, I hope your season is going well for you and your team. At this time of year the reports of wrestlers with skin conditions are increasing. I would like to remind each of you to take the necessary steps to aid in the prevention of the spread of these conditions. Coaches please continue to monitor your students and if need be, refer them to a local medical professional. Coaches and officials, please take note that we updated the “Wrestling SKIN CONDITION” form ( WR111) several years ago. We believe it will benefit all parties involved by clearly stipulating weather the condition falls under Rule 4-2-3 (which requires a form to be renewed every Seven days) or Rule 4-2-5 (that allows for valid documentation for the duration of the season). Please take time to make your self familiar with this form. It can be found on the Wrestling page  as  both a PDF or word doc. Always remember, regardless of documentation, NFHS rule 4-2-4 states: … “If a designated on-site meet physician is present, he/she may overrule the diagnosis of the appropriate health care professional signing the medical release form for a wrestler to participate with a particular skin condition.” I would advise any of you hosting a tournament to make sure you have a medical professional on site for your weigh-ins.