Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers

Tim Seminerio

Tim Seminerio
Head Athletic Trainer

Susan Paterson

Susan Paterson
Director of Athletic Training


Athletic Participation Forms (Upper School)

US Full AP Form (9th-12th grade)

US Update Form (9th-12th grade)

By law, the forms must be filled out within 90 days of the first practice. If you plan to play a sport, at all during the school year, please return an athletic participation form to the athletic trainers at the beginning of the year. Please indicate all sports that you plan to participate in, regardless of season.

Once a full Athletic Participation Form has been handed-in, athletes participating in winter and spring sports will only need to fill out a one-page Update Form prior to their season starting instead of filling out the Full Athletic Participation Form

The update form is something we began last year and worked well in order to minimize some of the paperwork for all involved.

Athletic Participation Forms (Middle School)

MS Full AP Form (6th-8th grade)

This Form must be filled out and returned to the Athletic Trainer PRIOR to participation in athletics. Please indicate all sports that you plan to participate in, regardless of season. MS student-athletes will only have to fill this out once, per year, before the beginning of the Fall sports season.

Physical Forms

Physical Form (6th-12th grade)

Physical Update Form (6th-12th grade)

A physical exam must be completed every year to participate in High School Athletics in the state of New Jersey. It is to be turned into the School Nurses by August 1st.

If your insurance only allows 1 physical per year, you may fill out a Physical Update Form. Please understand the update form only acts as a 90-day extension, not a replacement for the physical exam. You will still need to complete a full physical exam before the 90-day extension expires.


Medical Clearance

Please remember that RPS school policy REQUIRES that any student-athlete who sees a physician for an injury or serious illness must turn in a medical clearance note to the athletic trainers from that physician before they can continue to participate in their sport. If the student-athlete does not have a clearance note from their physician, he/she will not be permitted to participate in RPS athletics.

Concussion Policy

If a student and/or athlete were to sustain a suspected head injury or concussion, a Physician must evaluate and diagnosis them. If diagnosed with a concussion, they must complete a return-to-play concussion protocol before returning to sports, physical education, or any other physical activity.

There are two forms below. One is an information sheet about concussions and our return-to-play guidelines. The second is our Head Injury Evaluation form, which should be given to the physician, filled-out, and returned to the Athletic Training Office.

Concussion Information

Head Injury Evaluation Form

What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur in athletes and the physically active. Athletic trainers are board certified by an independent organization called the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification as well as licensed in the state that they work in.

What does an ATC do?

As your child’s athletic trainers, we ensure that s/he remains healthy and is able to participate in practices and games. Our primary responsibilities are injury prevention, reduction of further injury by administering immediate care, development and implementation of rehabilitation programs and development of appropriate policies, including return-to-play.