What are the sport physical requirements and why do athletes need a physical yearly?
Hatch Pediatrics encourages teens to participate in all kinds of activities including sports. Sport activities can help teens discover their mental and physical strengths as well as start them on a consistent fitness program that can last a life time. Yearly sport physical are important in order to reduce risk of physical injury during organized sports. These physicals contain two parts. First is a pre-participation questionnaire followed by the actual physical exam. In Bozeman, Belgrade and the surrounding area, school sport physical are required yearly and must be completed after May 1st for clearance during the next academic year. The annual requirement allows the athlete to be reevaluated to ensure his or her risk for injury has not changed from the previous year.