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At the end of 2019, there was discussion in France about whether to abolish the obligatory medical certificate of no contraindication for a minor to obtain a sports license. It was finally decided not to abolish the certificate, but it raises the question of which steps should be taken to assess the physical capacities of children. General practitioners or pediatricians are responsible for the preparticipation physical evaluation of children wishing to obtain a sports license, in particular involving over 20 mandatory consultations between the ages of 0 and 18. The purpose of the article is to propose a course of action to be taken considering the French legislation and general pediatric resources concerning the medical examination and warning signs that should lead to vigilance.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Sport, Physical activity, Children