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Wednesday, 06 April 2011 18:32

NATA Says Time is Running Out for Sports Safety Legislation

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By Nicholas Brown — AB Associate Editor - Web

Despite widespread awareness of an upward trend in catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries to young athletes, legislative action has been slow to follow. This according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, which points out that although at least 75 bills in 32 states and the District of Columbia related to youth sports injuries have been introduced this year, only five have been signed into law.

“It is disappointing that so much legislation been introduced, yet so little has been passed,” NATA president Marjorie J. Albohm, MS said in a recent press release urging legislators to take action.

Citing sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness and concussions as three of the most pressing and dangerous types of injuries sustained, NATA cites data showing that 50 injuries proved fatal to young athletes last year, while four deaths have already been reported in 2011.... <READ THE FULL STORY>

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