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April 21, 1017

 

Northwest
Community High School has received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Safe Sports School Award for its high school athletic program.

 

 

The
award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe
environments for student athletes. It also reinforces the importance of
providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

 

“Northwest
is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA and we
remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education
classes, team practices and games,” said Susan Stroud, Northwest’s athletic trainer. 
“We want our students to accomplish their own goals of great competition,
winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health in a program committed to
the highest safety standards for our players.”

 

Here
are some of the things Northwest had to do in order to achieve Safe Sport
School status:

 

  • Create
    a positive athletic health care administrative system.
  • Promote
    safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities.
  • Develop
    injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental
    conditions.
  • Provide
    or facilitate injury intervention.
  • Be
    sure athletes and parents are educated on the potential benefits and risks in
    sports as well as their responsibilities.

 

Northwest
is one of only two schools in Indianapolis to receive 1st Team
honors.