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Pennsylvania More Than Doubles the National Average of High School Sports Teams Which Have Access to an Athletic Trainer
Date:9/23/2013

than 350,000 of them in PA. Authors of a recent research study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics, reported that student athletes with access to ATs have lower overall injury rates, lower recurrent injury rates, and higher recognition of concussions. Another national effort being sponsored by the Youth Sport Safety Alliance is a Safe School designation. If you are interested in finding out how to become a designated Safe Sports School follow the link.

For approximately nine months, Athletic Trainers across Pennsylvania have been working to gather accurate data to assess how many schools in PA employ or contract the services of an AT. The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society intends to continue to educate secondary schools and the public on the importance of providing Athletic Training services. The Society plans to contact those secondary schools that do not provide these services and more specifically identify the reasons why they do not utilizing these services. By continuing to provide educational materials and organizing meetings with administrators, coaches and parents, the Society hopes to see every secondary school in Pennsylvania provide the Athletic Training services every athlete in the Commonwealth deserves. A complete list of schools both with and without ATs as of August 1, 2013 can be found at this link.

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