Mental Health Resource List | Injury Reporting Guide | Physicals | Insurance
Supplement Use | Info for Visiting Teams | Concussion Statement
Air Quality Guidelines | Emergency Plan
Management Strategies for Health & Well Being of Athletes
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If you have sustained an athletic injury and are unable to report to Athletic Training Room for injury assessment, this comprehensive guide will aide you in reporting said injury to the CMS sports medicine staff. The IRG was designed to extract the necessary injury information that will allow our staff to determine the best approach in helping you.
Click on the link below to download the IRG, use your Adobe platform, or any other .pdf editing software to complete the guide. If you are unable to complete the IRG via software, you can print the guide, fill out the sections manually and scan the guide to our staff. All of the information will be protected under the HIPPA Privacy Rule.
Once the form is completed, email form to email@example.com and expect a reply within 24-48 hours. If you have and questions, or are unable to complete form for any reason, please contact the sports medicine department at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will assist you within 24-48 hours.
Download the Injury Reporting Guide
All student-athletes are required to undergo an annual comprehensive medical examination by a qualified physician (MD or DO) no earlier than 3 months prior to the beginning of the first sport of participation of an academic year. Athletes will not be allowed to participate in ANY manner until medically cleared. This exam is in addition to the entrance physical required by the colleges for freshman and transfer students.
The CMS sports medicine department has adapted an online injury tracking system to maintain current address, emergency contacts, insurance information, physical and current health history. The instructions to access this system can be found below. Current paperwork will be found on this website and must be completed by the student athlete, with the exception of the physical. All information will be used to establish your personal and confidential medical file and must be completed prior to clearance for athletic participation. If you have any questions regarding the physicals process please contact the sports medicine department at email@example.com.
Sports activities have varying degrees of risk of injury that participants should recognize by nature of the activity. Students who choose to participate in the intercollegiate sports program are encouraged, but not required to have personal insurance coverage. Most students are covered by their parents policy. The CMS athletics department has an excess insurance policy on all sports participants, however, it acts as a secondary carrier for athletic injuries only. This policy covers only injuries that occur during practice or games of the sport in which the athlete is participating. Should an injury occur, your insurance will be billed for initial treatment. Charges not covered by the primary carrier will be submitted to the CMS carrier for payment.
All referrals for medical services must have written pre-authorization by the athletic trainers in order to be covered by the school insurance plan. Do not self refer unless it is an emergency.
What You Need to Know!
CMS Sports Medicine and the NCAA advocate for a “food-first” approach for aiding in and fueling sports performance. Dietary supplement use, this includes the use of CBD products, can put student-athletes at risk for health and eligibility status for the following reasons:
- Dietary supplement products do NOT have to prove efficacy, safety or purity before being sold on the market
- Supplement products sold for weight loss, weight gain and sports performance present a greater risk due to the fact that many of these are contaminated or “spiked” with unlabeled stimulants and anabolic agents, which can result in the loss of a student-athlete’s eligibility
- Many supplement pills and powders contain nutrients not as compatible with digestive systems as natural food. This may be due to the packaging of the product or containing excessive amounts, over the daily recommended intake, of these nutrients. This can lead to disruption of the digestive system, overdosing on nutrients and/or excreting the excess amounts that the body doesn’t need, which can cause stress on the body and internal organs.
Student-athletes are advised to check with the appropriate athletics staff before consuming ANY supplementation product, including vitamin and mineral supplements. Student-athletes are held solely responsible for what they ingest. The wisest choice is NOT to take anything without first clearing it with the CMS sports medicine staff, our team physician, or checking on Drug Free Sport Axis.
Please see below for additional resources on banned substances and supplement use: Please be aware, this list is not all-inclusive! There are many other substances not listed in these categories. These are just a few examples.
- 2022-23 NCAA Banned Substances List
- Please read the latest article from the NCAA on dietary supplements
- Drug Free Sport Axis is a trusted nutrition, health and wellness resource, combining scientifically proven dietary information with the most up-to-date research on supplements and over-the-counter and prescription drugs. The NCAA subscribes to Drug Free Sport AXIS, the only authoritative resource to provide the membership with a review of ingredients on a dietary supplement product or a medication to determine if the ingredients are banned.
- Please read the latest article from Drug Free Sport on CBD Products
- Use the link provided to send an inquiry about a supplement or drug you may be taking or considering taking to find out their risk of containing a potentially banned substance: https://www.dfsaxis.com/users/login
- To Log In:
- 1) choose organization: NCAA Division III
- 2) password: ncaa3
- For Dietary Supplement or Prescription Drug Inquiries go to the Tools section.
- Check out the Resources section for handouts, videos and webinars on Supplements, Nutrition, Prescriptions Drugs and other health related topics
- For additional information about nutrition and supplements check out the handouts under the Nutrition Tab and the section on Caffeine and Supplements
The Sports Medicine Staff welcomes all visiting teams to Claremont. It is our goal to make your stay as pleasant and healthy as possible. Teams will have access to the athletic training room and staff as needed. If your team is traveling with a certified athletic trainer and your team will be using our facilities outside of our normal operating hours, arrangments will be made for access to the athletic training room. If you are traveling with an athletic training student aide or none at all, please call ahead to make arrangments for coverage. Please provide written protocal for all treatments needed, and we will gladly administer them.
The following modalities are available: Moist Heat Packs, Ice, Ultrasound, High Volt Muscle Stim, Interferential, Hot and Cold Whirlpools, plus a full compliment of rehab equipment.
We will tape your team as needed, however, we ask that you provide your own supplies. Other supplies such as water bottles, cups, splints and crutches will be available for your use.
A certified athletic trainer will be present for all contests. Team physicians are on site for all football games and on-call for all others. An ambulance will also be present at football contests.
In general, water, cups, water bottles, ice and towels will be found on your teams bench and in the lockerroom.
Please call (909-607-3248) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us if you have any questions or special needs!
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Athletics Department (CMS Athletics) is committed to the safety and welfare of all CMS student-athletes. In conjunction with the NCAA Executive Committee and in accordance with the NCAA Concussion Policy and Legislation, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Sports Medicine has adapted and implemented a concussion management plan to help prevent, identify, evaluate, and manage concussions sustained by our student-athletes. This protocol is approved by the CMS Team Physicians and it provides the appropriate guidelines that should be followed in the event that a CMS student-athlete suffers a concussion, whether that injury is caused by an athletic or non-athletic related activity. This plan is specific to the CMS athletic population.
Air Quality Guidelines
In May 2010 the Institutions of the SCIAC adopted the following guidelines for management of issues related to air quality and its affect on physical activity and the health and well being of the student athletes. These are guidelines only and the extent of physical activity allowed will be constantly monitored and decisions made appropriately by the Sports Medicine Staff of CMS.
CMS Sports Medicine Policies for a Safe Athletics Program (pdf)
Air Quality Guidelines (pdf)