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Going through our team handbook. Can a coach demand a dr. note and or xrays for injuries and sickness? Daughter is L 8/9 gymnast. Happy to discuss all injuries with Coach but this seem excessive.
 
The handbooks at the 2 gyms she went to said that a dr note was required for an injured gymnast to return to full practice and a dr note to provide info on what the restrictions are for attending practice with the injury. I do not think that is unusual. Never heard of needing xrays. Nothing addressed on sickness either.
 
For us, requiring a doctor's note was for a few reasons:

1) If we were going to refund or partially refund tuition due to inability to participate fully

2) So that we would be aware of exactly what was going on and what the gymnast was cleared to do

3) If the gymnast was back from injury and fully ready to go, we wanted a doctor to be the one to say that
 
Going through our team handbook. Can a coach demand a dr. note and or xrays for injuries and sickness? Daughter is L 8/9 gymnast. Happy to discuss all injuries with Coach but this seem excessive.
Do you mean she needs a doctors note to miss one or more practises or competitions or does she need a note to return? X-rays seems like a bad idea to me*, but aside from that I agree with what the others have said.

*I think X-rays shouldn't be demanded by a coach. A doctors note should do fine. They're not a doctor. And if they are a doctor, they're not your daughters doctor so they still have no business with her x-rays. Plus an x-ray proves nothing; I can find one online right now if I wanted, how would the coach know it's actually mine and recent.
 
Thank you all for the replies. Insightful and helpful. Agree that a dr note to say you're cleared is reasonable. Xrays seemed a bit unusual.
 
Our gym wants notes but open communication is valid as well. Our gym is small and our coach is a PT at well at a hospital who know most vendors.
As far as X-ray - radiologist read those as well as the specialist so u less a coach is that then I wouldn’t feel the need to give them
Are they questioning the injury or the severity?
 

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