The Ministry of Sports confirmed this Saturday the end of the compulsory certificate for minors who practice a sporting activity. An evolution that concerns all sports with the exception of a few very specific disciplines.
The end of an era. Passage imposed before the registration of minors in a club, the appointment with the doctor will no longer be compulsory in France. The Ministry of Sports published a decree on Saturday ending the obligation to present a medical certificate of no contraindication to sports practice.
In practice, the compulsory medical certificate will be replaced by a health questionnaire to assess the athletic ability of a child. This amendment of the law should promote the relaunch of the practice of sport among the youngest after the health crisis and is part of a comprehensive overhaul project led by the government and Minister Roxana Maracineanu.
“Beyond facilitating access to sports, this measure will simplify the life of families who will no longer have to produce a medical certificate of no contraindication to sports practice before taking or renewing a license, specifies thus the ministry in a press release published on its website. It will also simplify the administrative management of sports clubs often provided by volunteers while freeing up medical time. “
Some sports are still the exception
But beware, if minors will generally have freer access to sport, the health questionnaire can lead, if necessary, to a more in-depth medical examination.
In the same vein, certain disciplines “with particular constraints” will remain subject to the production of a medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of sport. An exhaustive list of sports not concerned by the abolition of the compulsory medical certificate has thus been published by the Ministry of Sports.
The list of sports practices still requiring a certificate for minors:
– underwater diving
– sports disciplines practiced in competition for which the fight can end by KO
– sports disciplines involving the use of firearms or compressed air
– sports disciplines practiced in competition involving the use of motorized land vehicles (with the exception of radio-guided model making)
– aeronautical sports disciplines practiced in competition (except model aircraft)
– rugby in XV, rugby in XIII and rugby in VII.