Athletic Forms and Policies


IHSAA Rule 3-10 requires that “Between April 1 and student’s first practice in preparation for interschool athletic participation, the student shall have a physical examination by, or shall provide certification from, a physician holding an unlimited license to practice medicine, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant, who shall clear the student for athletic participation using the current IHSAA Pre-Participation Evaluation form”

All students planning on participating in any sports or open facilities for the 2021-2022 school year are required to have:


A new IHSAA PPE physical and concussion form dated after April 1, 2021 will be required for anyone participating in a sport for the 2021-2022 school year

2021-22 Physical Form Combined

Please print the IHSAA Physical form or pick one up at BMS or BHS, complete the first page and top of second page prior to your appointment.

A “Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Acknowledgement and Signature Form” must be completed and signed by both the student and at least one parent / guardian, and returend to the Athletic Office.  This form, as with the physical, must be completed every year of participation in high school sports and on file prior to participation in summer events.

2020-2021 Concussion & SCA


BHS Travel Release Form Travel release form.  Complete and have student present to Athletic Director, Principal or Asst. Principal for approval.


Home School Athletic Policy   BHS policy for home school students wishing to participate in sports at Batesville High School.

On April 29, 2013 the IHSAA unanimously approved the following language outlining participation in high school athletics for home-schooled students:

In a separate meeting, the IHSAA Board of Directors unanimously approved allowing home-schooled students to compete on athletic teams at the local public school serving their residence as long as certain criteria are met. The measure goes into effect with the 2013-14 school year. It was one of 20 proposals approved during the Board’s annual review of the Association’s by-laws.

The criteria includes: 1) the student, in conjunction with the school, provide proof to the IHSAA that the spirit of the eligibility rules will not be compromised including passing a physical examination and participating in the required number of practices in a given sport; 2) the student must have been home-schooled for the previous three consecutive years; 3) the student completes all state-wide examinations as authorized by the Indiana Department of Education; 4) the student’s family must submit grade information to the school to affirm the student is passing all courses and; 5) the student must be enrolled in the school for which the student is participating for a minimum of one class per day. 

In addition to the provisions above, Batesville High School requires: 1) Each student is registered in one core curriculum subject:  Math, English, Science, Social Studies or World Language. 2) Each student pays the full technology fee as approved by the Board of Trustees. 3) Each student completes all required paperwork for athletic participation. 4) For a student to be considered eligible for participation they must be enrolled for the full academic year.

Varsity Letter Achievements

1st – Varsity Letter “B”
– To earn a Varsity Letter “B”, a student-athlete must meet the criteria outlined for each sport.
– Each sport, at the conclusion of its season, will hold an awards’ ceremony to honor that sport’s athletes. M.V.P.’s, Bulldog awards, etc. will be given at that time. The coach will establish the time and place for this ceremony.

2nd – Varsity Letter “Framed B”
– Upon completion of the individual’s high school athletic career, a “Framed B” recognizing all the student athlete’s varsity accomplishments will be awarded at a spring awards’ ceremony honoring all seniors. At this ceremony, all senior student athletes will be expected to attend to receive their Framed B. All student athletes are invited to attend, but only Seniors will be recognized.

Framed B Criteria
– To receive a “Framed B” the student athlete must be in “Good Standing” as per the BHS Athletic Department, have received a minimum of two varsity letters and must have defended his/her letter each year. If the athlete fails to participate in that sport after receiving the first varsity letter, he/she forfeits the right to receive a Framed B.

– All varsity sports will be considered equal for varsity awards.

– An athlete who has not finished his/her eligibility due to injury or illness as noted by a qualified physician shall be awarded a letter for the year in which the athlete was participating when the athlete was injured or ill, if it is obvious that the athlete would have met the requirements for a letter.

– A student-athlete must complete a minimum of seven semesters to be eligible for a Framed B.