HARTSDALE, N. Y. -- Woodlands High School was honored recently with the Safe Sports School award from the National AthleticTrainers' Association for efforts to keep students safe in sports.
Woodlands was one of about 600 schools in the United States to receive the award, officials said. Some of those steps include having an emergency action plan, conducting pre-participation physicals, maintaining athletic equipment, creating an athletic health care team, maintaining safe practice and competition facilities, and developing plans to prevent injury and illness.
Eric Bailey, the Woodlands High School athletic trainer, submitted the entry and included the school’s emergency action plan and other documents, including Woodlands’ asthma treatment information, diabetes treatment information, and sickle cell anemia information.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association is a professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the profession. It was founded in 1950 and has grown to 35,000 members worldwide.
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