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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...
21-Nov-2019 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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%).
14-Nov-2019 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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...
28-Oct-2019 2:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Despite Pay-to-Play System Club Sports Coaches May Be Less Prepared for a Medical Emergency Than High School Coaches

Comparison of attitudes and emergency preparedness between high school and club sport coaches.
24-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Multisport Female Athletes in Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball May Be Less Likely to Have Hip and Knee Injuries Than Their Peers Who Single-Sport Specialize

Females who sport-specialized demonstrated altered lower extremity (hips and knee) coordination relative to their multisport female athletes which may lead to less stable landings and an increased risk for injury.
23-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Majority of Baseball Parents Unaware Their Youth Athlete Is Specializing Which Can Lead to a Higher Rate of Injury

Baseball is an incredibly popular sport in the United States with 13 million-17 million athletes under the age of 18 participating at the club and high school levels. Despite evidence suggesting that sport specialization may be related to the...
22-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Journal of Athletic Training Releases Special Thematic Issue Focused on Youth Sport Specialization

Kicking off National Youth Sport Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) scientific publication, released today a special thematic issue...
21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
16-Oct-2019 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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