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Club Sport Athletes

Ice Hockey and Rugby Athletic Requirement Letter 

Students interested in participating in the Rugby and Ice Hockey club sport teams are required to submit a physical as well as additional paperwork on a yearly basis. Students must use the Bates College Physical Exam Form and submit the physical to the Bates College Health Center one month prior to the start of the season. Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to open or print the physical form.

Additional forms to be completed by Men's and Women's Ice Hockey are the following:
Assumption of Risk

Additional forms to be completed by Men's and Women's Rugby are the following:
Assumption of Risk
HIPAA Form
Concussion and Injury Agreement Form
Emergency Information Form
Sickle Cell Form

Health Center Fax: 207-786-8240
Health Center Mailing Address:
31 Campus Ave Lewiston, ME 04240

Men’s and Women’s Rugby: The season begins the 2nd day of classes. No competitions or scrimmages until after a 5 day acclimation period has taken place. No contests/scrimmages shall take place until after the second week of classes of the Fall Semester. There will be no additions to the roster after the first contest has been played.

Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey: Season begins November 1st.

NO participation with teams are allowed until the physical and all additional forms have been received and reviewed by the medical staff.

Due to new NESCAC Medical Aspects in Sports Committee (MASC) requirements, starting in the Fall of 2016, Men's and Women's Rugby athletes will need to be Baseline ImPACT tested as part of their clearance for participation in sport.

Ice Hockey Clubs are afforded the opportunity to participate in concussive baseline testing using ImPACT as well, however this is not a requirement for participation. Participants in Ice Hockey are strongly encouraged to take the ImPACT test by the Bates Athletics Department. ImPACT baseline testing will be utilized as one of the components of return to play following diagnosis of concussion. Ice Hockey Club athletes that are interested in taking the ImPACT Baseline Test need to contact the assigned Athletic Trainer for that sport to schedule an appointment.

Students participating in the following club sports (equestrian, fencing, sailing, men’s volleyball, ultimate frisbee, water polo) must sign the Annual Health Update at the pre-season meeting held with the Club Sport Director.

Any Club Sport athlete needing to contact an athletic trainer for concerns with respect to club sport participation should contact the appropriate athletic trainer.

Mike Verville, mvervill@bates.edu: Men’s Ice Hockey
Ben Walker, bwalker@bates.edu: Women’s Rugby
Nancy Fournier, nfournie@bates.edu: Men’s Rugby and all other Club Sports