Student Athletes

women's soccer team

Planning on becoming an MCC athlete? MCC follows the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) requirements for all athletes. Both new and returning athletes must have a sports physical each year, complete their portion of the health packet, and send these via mail or hand deliver to our office (no faxes will be accepted) by July 15th for Fall/Winter sports and by August 15th for Spring sports.

  • First year athletes need to submit a completed First Year Athletic Physical  packet to Health Services.
  • Returning Athletes (2nd year) are required to submit a completed Returning Athlete Physical.
  • A computer generated physical  exam form from your MD is acceptable as long as appropriate sports clearance is given and you complete your portion of our physical exam packet as well.
  • If you do not have a health care provider of your own, many urgent care centers provide physicals. However they cannot bill insurance for physicals like a private doctor can, so you will need to pay out of pocket (fees are usually $40-$75). UR Well offers free or very low cost physicals- click on the "About Us" tab on their webpage for limited locations and hours.
  • You will be notified via email to your MCC student email if there is anything missing from the health packet.
  • The clearance process takes 48 hours (or longer at busy times), so timely submission is important.
  • In addition to the Immunization Requirements of all students in the general student population, athletes must also show proof of a tetanus vaccine within the last ten (10) years.

Insurance Requirements & Information

  • Student Athletes are required to have a comprehensive insurance plan while participating on an athletic team.
  • If you have already have comprehensive insurance, a copy of both sides of your insurance card needs to be turned in with your initial or returning athlete forms in order for you to be cleared for play.
  • If you need to purchase insurance, please see our insurance page.


  • All International Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and the premium for the coverage is added to the student’s bill unless proof of comparable coverage is provided by completing the waiver form that is available online at 
  • Return the waiver form with a copy of your current insurance policy to or by fax to 914-922-9212 (policy must be in English to be considered).
  • Please contact one of the AJ Flood representatives for details on waiver deadlines.