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Mansfield Athletes Reminded Sports Physicals Mandatory

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Pictured: The Mansfield junior boys track and field throws team is just one of the groups making ready for the 2021-2022 school year. In preparation, all MHS athletes are reminded to schedule appointments for yearly physicals

For many sports at Mansfield Public Schools, summer training has already begun. New athletes are enrolling while veteran players are returning for what hopes to be another exciting year. With that said, all athletes from seventh through twelfth grade are reminded that a yearly sports physical is required.

The Mansfield Athletic Department encourages athletes to make an appointment to get their medical clearance to participate in athletics this coming year as soon as possible.  

New athletes, in particular new seventh grade players, need to present the school with a completed physical form before participating in Summer activities or Fall training. Physical forms complete with a doctor’s signature can be given to an MHS coach but the preferred method of documentation is to upload to DragonFly.

DragonFlymax.com is a web-based system implemented by the Arkansas Activities Association last year. This is where all student-athlete documentation including proof of physical exams should be uploaded. 

Players and parents can upload their physical forms directly to that site. They can also complete the school and AAA mandated forms necessary to compete in athletics from this site as well.

Returning players that had a physical last year will also need to renew their exam documentation and upload it to DragonFly. 

Many of the 2020-2021 sports documents received last June are set to expire soon. According to the Mansfield athletic department, it is imperative athletes check their DragonFly accounts to see when their individual physicals expire and upload new ones. In addition, they are reminded to update school and AAA required forms for the upcoming seasons on DragonFly.

Mansfield’s Mercy Clinic is one option that players have available to them to schedule physical exam appointments. The school-based clinic for rural health located at 100 N. Walnut St. on the Mansfield Elementary campus offers free physicals to MHS athletes. However, appointments must be scheduled along with the completion of proper paperwork to utilize this service. 

The local phone number for Mercy Clinic of Mansfield is 479-928-4404.

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