Elk Grove receives National Athletic Trainers Association Safe Sports School Award

Elk Grove High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for its athletic healthcare services. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes.

The award also reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

"At Elk Grove High School we strive to provide optimal athletic healthcare services to our student-athletes so they can perform at their best and continue to live healthy lives long after they graduate,” said Mike Porters, the school’s athletic trainer supervisor. “We are committed to enhancing our safety standards, and this award is proof of our success."

In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, athletic programs must promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities, provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes and develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions, among other factors.

“This award recognizes the contributions and commitment of schools across the country that are implementing safe sports policies and best practices to ensure athletes can do what they love best and have the appropriate care in place to prevent, manage and treat injuries should they occur,” said NATA President Scott Sailor.

For more information please visit: www.athletictrainers.org.

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