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NATA Safe School Sports Program

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The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) continues to offer its Safe Sports School Award program to recognize high schools around the country who take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries.

In order to achieve Safe Sports School status, athletic programs must do the following:
  • Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
  • Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
  • Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
  • Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
  • Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
  • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
  • Provide or facilitate injury intervention
  • Create and rehearse venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
  • Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
  • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities

For more info or to apply for the award, click here