Reason #10 Your School Needs an Athletic Trainer

August 19, 2011

10. Other schools have one; your school is creating a liability without one!

The NATA stats say approximately 42% of high schools have an athletic trainer. Hopefully those numbers are old and more schools have added athletic trainers in the last couple of years. As schools continue to add an athletic trainer, those schools without are setting themselves up for trouble. Sometimes it takes a major injury or a fatality for change to occur and we’d prefer that not happen. Athletic trainers are important to the athletic program and to the school itself.

I have included a link to an article from my area a couple of a years ago. A player suffered a severe head injury and the likely cause was defective equipment and improper medical evaluation. An athletic trainer could have potentially prevented this from occurring..

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/preps/football/2009-08-04-illinois-lawsuit-football_N.htm

Every Athlete Deserves an Athletic Trainer.

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One Response to “Reason #10 Your School Needs an Athletic Trainer”

  1. TNT Man Says:

    Excellent point.


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