The purpose of this statement is to inform each parent/guardian/student-athlete of the risk of injury while participating in intercollegiate sports practice and competition. The extent of such injuries may be irreversible and in some cases may prove to be crippling, reducing their ability to earn a living. There is even a small chance that an injury may prove to be fatal.
Athletes participating in sports such as football, soccer, and basketball (classified as collision sports) will experience many types of physical contact. Texas A&M University-Texarkana provides protective equipment. However, equipment and instruction cannot prevent all serious injuries that may result. Efforts will be made to protect the student-athlete from injury. Athletes must, however, share the responsibility and recognize the necessity for following the rules and regulations designed to make intercollegiate sports practice and competition safer and less hazardous.
There are other injuries not included, but here is a non-exclusive list of injuries a student-athlete could sustain by participating in athletics at Texas A&M University-Texarkana: head injuries resulting in coma, brain damage and/or death; spine injuries resulting in quadriplegia, paraplegia, and/or death; strains resulting in completely torn, partially torn, and/or stretched muscles or tendons; sprains resulting in completely torn, partially torn, and/or stretched ligaments; lacerations, abrasions and other flesh wounds that could result in infection; contusions; internal organ damage; loss of limb or vital organ of the body; cartilage damage in the joints of the body. By signing this document, you recognize the student-athlete assumes the risks associated with their participation in athletics and that they have been warned of the hazards inherent in sports competition. Please discuss the risks with the student-athlete before signing this form. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Athletics to discuss your concerns.
I have read the above statement and I am aware of the inherent risks involved in athletic related activities at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
My name, date of birth, and last four of my SSN entered below will serve as my signature on this electronic form.