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The sports programs are provided by the Howell Township Police Athletic League.

Howell Township Police Athletic League
Southard School
115 Kent Road
P.O. Box 713
Howell, NJ 07731
Phone: 732-919-2825
Notice Regarding Physical Examinations

To participate in a fall sport, you must have a physical on file with the school nurse by Thursday, August 22, 2024.
School sports are offered during the fall, winter and spring seasons.
  • Fall sports include: Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Field Hockey, and Cross Country
  • Winter sports include: Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Wrestling, and Cheerleading
  • Spring sports include: Boys’ Baseball, Girls’ Softball, and Track and Field
In order to participate in any sport, the student must have a current Sports Physical completed by their physician on the approved NJ State form, and on file with the nurse. If any portion of the history and physical form is incomplete, it will be returned as required by state law. The completed sports physical is then reviewed and signed by the school physician.

Late submission of Sports Physical Forms may result in delay or ineligibility to participate.

The student’s parent must also complete the district Medical Update forms for participation prior to each sport season in which the student wishes to participate. These forms will be sent out through school messenger two weeks prior to each season.

If you have any questions regarding forms for sports or eligibility dates, please contact your school nurse prior to deadline dates.

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