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School Sports

Fall is almost here. Have you got your physical form???  Lynchburg City Schools require a physical form be filled out by a doctor on or after May 1 of that school year in order for each athlete to safely participate.  The form can be downloaded here

It is essential that a PARENT fill out the medical history portion of the form since children are often unaware of family medical problems.

Mass screenings are not as effective in identifying potential concerns for an athlete – every child needs a medical home.  Please call your child’s doctor to get this physical done as soon as possible.  If your child does not have a primary care doctor, contact the coach or athletic director for assistance.

High school fall sports start training in the summmer.  Preseason work-outs and training for winter and spring sports is permitted – so even if your child won’t have competition until the winter or spring – you need their physical done before they can participate in preseason activities.  Call to schedule an appointment, as doctors are often unable to schedule a physical if you wait until the last minute.

 

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