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NATA Safe Sport School Award

NATA LogoNATA Safe Sport School Award
The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. 1st Team is awarded to schools that act on all of the recommended and required elements.
In order to achieve Safe Sports School Status, Athletic Programs are required to adhere to the following:

  • Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
  • Provide or coordinate per-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 psycho-social 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

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