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Insurance requirements for after school sports

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Kids getting ready to go back to school might be more focused on after school sports than their studies, but if you're a parent, you likely want to know what your particular school district wants from  you before your kids can hit the field.

KSFY News received a letter from a viewer, questioning a school district's requirement that students have medical insurance before they can make the team.  With school starting shortly, many districts across our viewer area have held meetings with parents who want to sign their kids up for after school sports.

Contact sports don't come without risks, so some school districts require students to have medical insurance in order to play.  Those districts give the option of using your own insurance or taking out a school-time policy.  A few districts have no insurance requirement. 

KSFY News spoke with some districts on our area.  Sioux Falls and Brookings require medical insurance to play after school sports, while Yankton and West Central do not.  Huron recommends that students have insurance.

If you have existing medical insurance for your family, those districts that require insurance are not asking for additional coverage.  If you don't have insurance, check with your district for information on student accident policies.  Overall, your child will not be denied playing sports if your check with your local school about other options available.

 

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