The NATA in collaboration with over 120 other organizations including, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, The American Football Coaches Association, the American Heart Association, and the National Association of State Boards of Education are currently supporting H. Res. 72 and Sen. Res. 372. Both of these proposals have no associated costs and offer members of Congress the ability to raise awareness of youth athlete safety issues to their constituents. Both of these resolutions suggest ten best practices that any school in the country can implement to make their student athletes safer. Further, they encourage secondary schools to take all available and reasonable efforts to ensure student athlete safety.
Please read these resolutions and support the political endeavors of the NATA:
S. Res. 372
H. Res. 72
One way in which you can do this is by joining the NATAPAC the National Athletic Trainers Association Political Action Committee.
Do you believe that states should require their high schools to employ an athletic trainer? Also, what further measures do you think we can take to improve the health and safety of our youth athletes?
Stephen Edwards, LAT, ATC