Athletic Participation Overview 2020-21

Below is a summary of the required items needed to participate in athletics at Saint Joseph Academy for the 2020-21 school year.  The documents for each of these three items can be found below.

Final Forms – Final Forms is the online system Saint Joseph Academy uses to keep track of waivers, participation forms, and physical form information. If you are the parent of a returning athlete, you can login using your same information from the previous year but you will have to update your information and sign off on all of the forms again for the upcoming season.  If you are a new athlete to SJA, you will be asked to create a new account.  After a parent registers, students will need to login to electronically sign forms as well.  Please remember that both parents and students must complete all forms in order to be approved.  Please be sure to select all the sports you may play in 2020-21 as you are registering on Final Forms.  Each time you add a sport after the initial registration, you will be required to log back in and complete the concussion waiver, per state mandate. HERE are the directions to sign up for Final Forms.

Please note: Students are required to use their Saint Joseph Academy issued email address when signing up for Final Forms.  For incoming freshmen and any transfer students, you should receive an email from Laura DeFabio (IT Director) in early July with information on how to setup your SJA email account.  If you do not receive this email or have any questions about your SJA email, please contact

OHSAA Physicals – Physicals are good for a 13 month period.

If you are a returning athlete and your physical carries over from the previous school year AND you have already registered on Final Forms, then you do not need to turn another one in until your current physical expires.  If you are a new athlete or have not turned in a physical to the athletic department in the last year, you must turn in the OHSAA physical form.

All incoming freshman or students with expired physicals must complete a current OHSAA physical form to be eligible to participate.  Of the nine pages of the OHSAA physical form, pages 1-3 and 6-11 will be completed on Final Forms.  Only pages 4 & 5 (Physical Examination Form & Medical Eligibility Form)  need to be signed by a physician and turned into the athletic director’s office.  Please do not wait until the last day to do this.  HERE is the link to the form.

IMPACT Concussion TestingSaint Joseph Academy requires students in contact sports to complete the online IMPACT Concussion Testing.  The following students need to complete the test:

Incoming freshmen, all juniors, any student new to playing one of these sports at SJA, or any student with a previous concussion in the sports of soccer, volleyball, basketball, diving, gymnastics, lacrosse, softball and rugby.  If a student or parent from a non-contact sport wants to take the impact test, they may do so.  

This must be completed online prior to any official participation in athletics.  This can be done from any computer and directions for the test can be found on the athletics website.  HERE is the link to the test directions.

If you have any questions, please contact:

AD – John Manuszak (
Assistant AD – Maggie Berry (