Middle School Athletics Registration

Please read the following before beginning the registration process for your middle school student.

Below is a list of the registration requirements for all middle school athletes. Certain requirements need to be completed each season, others are by school year or bi-yearly. Please email the Athletic Department with any questions about registration (iacsathletics@innovationcharter.org), please allow 48 hours for a response.

Middle School Paperwork- Steps to Register (click each step)

  • FamilyID (required each season)

    We ask families to complete an online registration form through FamilyID each season. This is required seasonally as important information can change from season to season, such as a child’s medical status or insurance information. The FamilyID form allows the Athletic Department and coaches access to important medical information in case of emergency and also includes important agreements for families and students about IACS Athletic Department policies. 

    Click here for the Innovation Academy FamilyID page

  • SportsEngine (required each school year)

    This online registration form is similar to FamilyID, but it additionally allows for an athlete to participate in league competition. Athletes will not be allowed to participate in any league competitions without the completion of SportsEngine. SportsEngine requires registrants to upload NFHS concussion certificates in order to submit the registration (see below for further explanation of this requirement).

    Click here for the EAA SportsEngine website, which includes a link to the registration form

  • Student NFHS Concussion Certificate (required each school year)

    To satisfy state, league, and school requirements, each student-athlete must complete the online, informational NFHS course “Concussion for Students” each school year and upload the certificate to SportsEngine or submit a copy to the Athletic Office. This course is free and takes about 30 minutes to complete. This certificate must have the student-athlete’s name printed on it, which requires the student-athlete to create a separate account on NFHS Learn using their own email address and taking the course while logged into this account. 

    Click here for the NFHS Learn Student Concussion Course

  • Parent NFHS Concussion Certificate (required each school year)

    To satisfy state, league, and school requirements, a parent/guardian for each student-athlete must complete the online, informational NFHS course “Concussion in Sports” each school year and upload the certificate to SportsEngine or submit a copy to the Athletic Office. This course is free and takes about 30 minutes to complete. 

    Click here for the NFHS Learn Parent Concussion Course

  • ImPACT Baseline Concussion Test (required bi-yearly)

    This test helps to measure verbal & visual memory, processing speed, and reaction time in a healthy athlete. It is not an IQ test. It is an important tool that healthcare professionals use to assist athletes recovering from a head injury. All IACS athletes must take this test every two years (typically 5th/7th/9th/11th grade). Students who need to complete this test will receive an email with instructions from our athletic trainer and will receive this test to their IACS school email via direct link from ImPACT. For more information on the test, go to https://impacttest.com/.

    Please allow our athletic trainer 48 hours turnaround time from registration submission to link reception. If your athlete does not receive the link within 48 hours of submitting FamilyID, please check in with Linda Budzynski (lbudzynski@innovationcharter.org). 

  • Birth Certificate

    The leagues and organizations that IACS competes in/under require proof of age for all athletes. As such, all athletes must have a copy of their birth certificate on file in the Athletic Office. Students/families who have already submitted a copy to the Admissions Office must still submit a separate, additional copy to the Athletic Office. Please email an image or scan of the certificate to iacsathletics@innovationcharter.org or submit a hard copy to the Main Office, c/o Athletics. Birth certificates only need to be submitted once. 

  • Updated Physical (must be updated & on file with the Health Office)

    The Athletic Department does not accept copies of physicals. All updated physicals must be submitted directly to the Health Office in order for your child to participate in a sport. The Athletic Department will reference the Health Office files via Aspen. If your child’s physical is set to expire during an athletic season, please make sure to schedule their physical promptly and pass a copy of it in to the Health Office as soon as possible so that it can be processed before the old one expires.

    All physicals for participation in athletics expire exactly 13 months from the day that the physical was performed. A student-athlete with an expired physical will need to be held from athletics until an updated physical is on file with the Health Office. Please note that unless an updated physical is on file at the Health Office, a student-athlete may be held from participation.

    Please contact our athletic trainer, Linda Budzynski (lbudzynski@innovationcharter.org) with any questions about physicals. 

  • Athletic Fee

    There is a required $165 athletic fee for participation in a season of middle school athletics. Families can pay the fee using a e-check or card with the “Make a Payment” button linked on the main athletics webpage or by submitting a check to the Main Office (make checks payable to “IACS” and write the student-athlete’s name in the memo section along with which sport the payment is for). 

    IACS believes that athletic fees should not prohibit any student from participating on a school team. We have full and partial scholarships available upon request for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch and will accept financial assistance applications from all families. Please contact the Athletic Department (iacsathletics@innovationcharter.org) with all financial assistance requests.

  • Uniform Return

    If your child played a sport in a previous season his or her uniform must be returned in order to be cleared to participate in the next season of sports. If the uniform was lost or damaged, a replacement fee must be submitted to the Athletic Department. This fee varies depending on team. Please contact the Athletic Department regarding pricing. 

  • NFHS Implicit Bias Cousre

    Per MIAA directive, all student-athletes, coaches, and athletic directors must complete the NFHS Learn Implicit Bias course once per school year. The course can be found here, please submit certificates directly to the Athletic Office (iacsathletics@innovationcharter.org). 

    Click here for the NFHS Learn Implicit Bias Course. 

  • MIAA DEI Pledge

    Per MIAA directive, all student-athletes, coaches, and athletic directors must sign off on the MIAA DEI Pledge each school year using the GoogleForm linked in the registration packet.