NEW STUDY FINDS THAT STUDENT ATHLETES AT MORE THAN HALF OF ALL HIGH SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA ARE AT GREATER RISK OF INJURY DUE TO LACK OF APPROPRIATE CARE OR UNQUALIFED PERSONNEL OVERSEEING THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY

More than half (54.6%) of California schools reported that they either did not employ an AT (47.6%) or employed unqualified health personnel (UHP) in the role of AT (7%).

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NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION RELEASES OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY RELATED TO SPORT SPECIALIZATION FOR ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ATHLETES

I n anticipation of National Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the risk of injury due to youth sports specialization.

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