The TeamSafe​® Report #19: PreParticipation Screening - The "Sports Physical"

It's that time of year - the fall sports season is getting closer and "official" practices are about to start. One of the typical requirements for high school sports is the "Sports Physical" or Preparticipation physical evaluations (PPE). The goal of the PPE is to help maintain the health and safety of athletes. Are there any life-threatening conditions or conditions that may predispose your athlete to injury? A paper reviewing state high school guidelines published in 2014 stated: Read more here For a comprehensive look at the Sports Physical, click here.

The TeamSafe​® Report #18 The Jordan McNair Foundation and Zach Martin Foundation

TeamSafe​®Sports would like to give a shout out to two special partners: the Jordan McNair Foundation and the Zach Martin Foundation. These two foundations are leading the charge to educate about Heat Injuries, Emergency Action Plans, and an overall plan for youth sports safety. It is mid-summer and strength and conditioning practices are in full swing. A recent report was released by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine entitled Over-conditioning Kills: Non-traumatic Fatalities in Football Preventable With Modifications to Conditioning Sessions. It emphasizes the importance of preparedness. Read more....

​The TeamSafe®Report #17: An AED and an Ice Bath

An AED and an Ice Bath This is going to be a powerful newsletter. How many deaths will it take to become PROACTIVE? Parents: Does your child's youth sports organization have both an AED and Ice Bath (in the hot weather) field side for games AND practices? Do you know the answer to this question? Are ALL the coaches trained in CPR and heat injury safety management? If not, why not? It is YOUR child out there! Do you know that BOTH of these critical safety tools can be procured via a grant, i.e. for FREE? Read more ...

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