Every student-athlete must have a pre-participation physical documented and submitted prior to participating in any athletics programs under the purview of the Kansas City Public Schools Athletic Department.
Head injuries may occur in any of the athletic programs in the Kansas City Public Schools. As such, parents and student-athletes are required to understand the signs and symptoms of concussions and what to do in the case there is one. The MSHSAA Education Series "Know Your Concussion ABC's" packet informs students and parents of the dangers of concussions and the necessary precautions to reduce head injuries. As part of the participation requirements, a written acknowledgment of the education is required prior to a student being allowed participation in any KCPS Athletic Department program.