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Greensboro Day School receives Safe Sports School, First Team Recognition for Third Consecutive Term
Congratulations to Greensboro Day School for being named a Safe Sports School, First Team for the third consecutive 3-year term by the National Athletic Trainer's Association. We are grateful to Jon Schner, Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trainer and Meg Sumner, Athletic Trainer for the high standard of care that they provide to our entire school community and visiting teams who we play in athletics.
In order to achieve Safe Sports School status, athletic programs must do the following:
• Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
• Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
• Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
• Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
• Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
• Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
• Provide or facilitate injury intervention
• Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
• Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
• Be sure athletes and parents are educated about the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities