Warm-up to Play

Once a student athlete is completely symptom free from his/her injury, it is time to think about returning to play. This is a step-by-step process lasting at least five days and supervised by the coach and/or athletic trainer.

The athlete must be seen by a physician (MD/DO) during this warm up to return to play progression to be legally released for return to competition or practice.

Use the SCORE Card “3” to guide and document the Warm Up for Return to Play progression and to secure a physician’s release for competition or practice.