Sports Medicine Outreach

Pre-Participation Screenings

Pre-Participation Screenings

DATE: May 22nd, 2021

Cost: $10.00 (Please make checks payable to KOC)

LOCATION – Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic



We are excited to announce that Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic will once again host pre-season athletic screenings for the 2021-22 school year.  These screenings will be for ALL Sports and are scheduled Saturday May 22nd, 2021 at the KOC Weisgarber location located on the Dowell Springs Campus off Middlebrook Pike.  

**These screenings are for incoming freshmen thru seniors and students that will be in 8th grade for the 2021-2022 school year.**

These screenings (performed after April 15, 2021) will be good for the entire 2021-22 school year.  This date will also allow your athletes to have screenings completed before summer workouts and camps. 


Please continue to check this site as updated information will be posted as the date gets closer.




The purpose of these pre-participation screenings is to meet the requirements for participation as set by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). We recommend that the student athletes also visit their family practice medical provider to obtain a thorough physical examination.  

The pre-participation screening is designed to screen in a cursory way for common causes of injury and sudden death among young, relatively healthy individuals. It is not intended to replace a comprehensive health evaluation by an individual’s primary care physician. The standard exam performed during this screening is based upon guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Specifically, it does not evaluate conditions detectable only through laboratory or mechanical medium such as urinalysis, blood and serum analysis, ECG, EEG or echocardiogram.

 If a health care provider during the exam detects a potentially hazardous condition, recommended participation may be contingent upon further evaluation by the athlete’s personal physician. Under the Americans with Disability Act, no person can be barred from physical activity. However it may be the recommendation of the person or persons performing the exam that sports-related activity might put your child at substantial risk.

The screening may be performed by one or more persons with the following areas of expertise: medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, general medical physicians, family physicians, and/or orthopaedic surgeons.

Who can attend?

Upcoming 8th graders and high school athletes – upcoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

For middle school athletes, we will only be screening students who will be in the eighth grade for the 2021-2022 school year.

We will not screen athletes younger than 8th grade. We believe that it is very important for younger patients to be seen by their family physicians. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.


Knox County or TSSAA Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form:

A parent/guardian must fill out and sign the medical history and consent to participate pages of the form.  If these are not signed, we will not be able to provide a pre-participation screening for the athlete.


Pre-participation screening forms can be obtained from your coach or school.

You may also download and print the form from your computer by clicking below:

DOWNLOAD Pre-participation screening FORM



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Mickey Brown
(865) 558-4438