Starting in the 2019 UIL Marching Season, UIL began requiring all students participating in marching Band (JV and Varsity) to have a physical on-file with the Band office. Physicals are good for two years. With the COVID pandemic in 2020, UIL temporarily suspended this requirement to allow healthcare providers to serve the community in treating the effects of the Coronavirus. Beginning again in the 2021 season, ALL Coppell HS, CHS9, and NT@C Band performers will be required to have a Pre-Performance Physical Form on-file with the Band Office.
Here are some FAQ's about Pre-Performance Physicals and UIL...
The following rule concerning pre-participation physicals for marching band takes effect on August 1, 2019:
C&CR Section 1105:
(F) MARCHING BAND PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EXAMINATION. UPON ENTERING THE FIRST AND THIRD YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL AND UPON ANY 7th OR 8th GRADE STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN MARCHING BAND, A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN, A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT LICENSED BY A STATE BOARD OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT EXAMINERS, A REGISTERED NURSE RECOGNIZED AS AN ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE BY THE BOARD OF NURSE EXAMINERS OR A DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC IS REQUIRED. STANDARDIZED PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORMS, AVAILABLE FROM THE UIL OFFICE AND AUTHORIZED BY THE UIL MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ARE REQUIRED.
(G)MARCHING BAND MEDICAL HISTORY FORM. EACH YEAR PRIOR TO ANY PRACTICE OR PARTICIPATION A UIL MEDICAL HISTORY FORM SIGNED BY BOTH STUDENT AND A PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED. A MEDICAL HISTORY FORM SHALL ACCOMPANY EACH PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND SHALL BE SIGNED BY BOTH STUDENT AND A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
Year 1 and 3: Physical Examination and Medical History Form Required.
Year 2 and 4: Medical History Form Required.
Where is the physical examination form and medical history form?
Who collects these forms and maintains compliance?
The school district.
How does UIL define who must meet this requirement?
This requirement is for any student that a school district determines is a member of the marching band.
Does a student in athletics and marching band need a separate physical examination for each activity?
No. The forms are the same for both athletics and band in CISD.
What does pre-participation mean?
Pre-participation means prior to starting any physical activities – marching or otherwise, inside or outside – associated with marching band practice and performance.
Our school district has not required physical examinations for marching band participation. How do we phase in this requirement?
In the first year of the rule (2019-2020) all students are required to complete a physical examination. Therefore, in the second year of the rule (2020-2021) a third-year member would complete a physical examination in consecutive years. With this phase in process no student would be required by UIL to have more than two physical examinations in grades 9-12.
How does this requirement affect a student with physical limitations or special needs accommodations?
All students are expected to be medically cleared for the role they will perform with the marching band. Therefore, a student with any physical limitations or special needs accommodations may be permitted by the authorized medical professional to participate with the marching band in a modified or specific role. For example, if a student is unable to march, the medical professional would designate on the form “Not cleared for: Marching.” Further information on any limitations could then be listed by the medical professional in the “Recommendation” section of the examination form.
If you have additional questions after reviewing this page, please email Ms. Shuttlesworth.