Guidelines for youth sports safety

NASN Sch Nurse. 2011 Sep;26(5):318-9. doi: 10.1177/1942602X11416249.


With the beginning of each school year athletes of all ages are gearing up to play. The National Athletic Trainers' Association offers several important tips for consideration before a player begins formal participation, including information regarding pre-participation physicals; beating the heat; locker room cleanliness; emergency action plans; and exercising caution with head injuries, including new information concerning the difference between concussions in girls and boys.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Education and Training / standards*
  • Safety / standards*
  • School Health Services / standards*
  • School Nursing / standards*