Physical info

NISD Physical documentation.pdf

UIL is aware of a number of questions leading into the 2020-2021 school year related to COVID-19 and UIL activities. We will be providing guidance as it is available.

To support social distancing and assist with the workload of the medical professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UIL Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended adjusting requirements related to pre-participation physical examinations for the 2020-21 school year. ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN OR NEW STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO GET A PHYSICAL AND TURN IN THE FORMS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CAMP. I HAVE ATTACHED THE NISD REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION THAT YOU GIVE TO THE PERSON ADMINISTERING THE PHYSICAL.

All students participating in UIL marching band and/or UIL athletic activities will be required to complete a physical exam, and receive written clearance from a physician, physician assistant, chiropractor, or nurse practitioner before any participation in UIL practices, games, performances, or matches.

Any participant in athletics or marching band, in any grade level, who has not previously completed a Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE), and been cleared for participation, will be required to complete the Medical History Form as noted above, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches. BASICALLY, IF YOU TURNED IN A PHYSICAL LAST YEAR TO PARTICIPATE IN MARCHING BAND, UNLESS SOMETHING HAS CHANGED FROM A HEALTH STANDPOINT, YOU ARE EXEMPT THIS YEAR.

Please note that this is only for the 2020-21 school year, and local school district policies still apply. Schools may still require physical examinations of students before allowing participation in these activities, and such decisions are under the jurisdiction of each local school district.


UIL adopted the following guidelines for pre-participation in marching band.  This policy took effect on August 1st, 2019.

C&CR Section 1105:

Marching Band Pre- Participation physical examination. 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.

All required documentation must be turned in to a band director/color guard director ON THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR CAMP (COLOR GUARD AND DRUMLINE) OR FULL BAND REHEARSAL ON JULY 30TH. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF.

You can get your physical done with your normal doctor or at any credited facility. Here is some info that was sent to me by CareNow. This is not an endorsement, just passing along information.

From CareNow:

Good Afternoon –

It’s around that time to start preparing for sports/marching band physicals again! CareNow wants to help you prepare for the summer and fall sports seasons by offering discounted sports physicals to the community at only $20 from now until August 31.

We are focused on ensuring a safe environment for our community so that we can continue to deliver quality care by taking measures to keep families safe. Our clinical teams are highly trained in clinical protocols in accordance with CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all patients. Visit our website to see all the precautions and protocols we have implemented to keep you safe. Read: CareNow Enhanced Safety Protections

I have attached our sports physical promotional flyer and social graphic with the discounted price for you to distribute to your athletes and students. We highly encourage your students to take advantage of this promotional offer before the back to school rush in August!

  • 40+ convenient locations. Find your nearest location here.
  • Open 7 days a week and after hours.
  • No appointment necessary.

Important things to know before a sports physical visit:

  • For the 2020-2021 school year, any participant in athletics or marching band, who has not previously completed a sports physical and has been cleared, will be required to receive a sports physical prior to any UIL participant activities.
  • Students should bring all necessary forms with them.
  • All students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if they are under the age of 18.
  • Glasses or contacts must be brought in for sports physical.
  • There will be a $6 charge for any additional forms (i.e. summer camp).
  • Price is good for students grades K-12.

Also, below is a supportive message if you choose to post the social graphic on your platforms:

CareNow® is now offering discounted sports physicals for just $20. In commitment to keeping patients safe and healthy, you can use Web Check-In® and wait from the comfort of your own home. Take advantage of this promotional offer before the back-to-school rush in August!