As the number of high school and collegiate athletes in competitive sports, now estimated at 7.2 million, continues to grow, so does the rate of injuries, including those that are dental and oral-related.
The NFL Foundation, in collaboration with Gatorade, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), announced the launch of a pilot program to provide funding to public high schools with football programs that have limited or no access to an athletic trainer.
The findings suggest that there is no clinically significant age difference in recovery following sport-related concussion, and therefore, separate injury management protocols for high school and collegiate athletes are not needed.
Athletic trainers are as important to high schools as they are to collegiate sports programs. Here’s a list of tasks athletic trainers regularly perform that impact the well-being of student athletes.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) published its new position statement on exertional heat illnesses, an update to the original 2002 document. Essential steps include acclimatizing to the heat, body cooling and hydrating whether through physical activity in warm weather conditions or intense activity in cooler environments.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association will host a national press conference and unveil protocols and a high school program to keep athletes safe – from youth to professional levels of play.
June is upon us and no matter where you live in the U.S., the mercury is rising in your thermometers. That means it’s a great time for football coaches to once again familiarize themselves with preseason heat-acclimatization guidelines from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
NATA created a roadmap for recognizing potential mental health issues and developing a referral system to provide student-athletes with assistance.
Only 37 percent of public high schools in the U.S. have full-time athletic trainers on staff, according to new research in the Journal Of Athletic Training.
SAFE PLAY recommends a multidisciplinary approach to research and federal support to ensure student athletes’ safety in schools.