Trauma injuries leave athletes and their families in a state of shock and chaos. Every year, 3 million to 5 million injuries occur on student athletic fields in competition, practice, and recreation. This translates into approximately 8,000 children treated in emergency rooms each DAY for sports-related injuries. In addition to ER visits, student sports-related injuries lead to approximately 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. Many of these injuries can be prevented.
To promote sports safety and to provide essential support, education, and resources to help keep athletes safe.
To reduce the number of student athlete fatalities and injuries.
We want to help bring a certified athletic trainer to every high school campus in America. As we continue our work to help achieve that goal, we are training student athletes to recognize the signs and symptoms of serious injury and to help serve as first responders in emergency situations.