STUDY FINDS THAT STUDENT ATHLETE SAFETY IS NOT A PRIORITY IN HIGH SCHOOLS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

A study released today showed that 34% of public and private high schools, have no access to athletic trainers in the United Stated. Furthermore, the study indicates that lack of appropriate sports medicine care is even greater for private schools (45% with no AT access) where parents are traditionally paying for what they perceive as a better and safer experience.

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PRACTICE ALONE DOESN’T MAKE PERFECT – GENETICS AND FAMILY DYNAMICS PLAY A LARGE ROLE IN ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT

The study compared Division I student athletes (SA) and noncollegiate athletes (NA) who had competed in youth sports. The study found that parents and siblings of Division I student athletes (SA) were more likely to have been high-achieving athletes, while other factors previously thought to be imperative, such as the age of single sport specialization and birth month, were not significantly different.

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