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Resources for Athletes


Athlete must be an advocate for their own health and safety, especially when appropriate medical personnel are not readily available, Staying informed regarding medical conditions and other issues that athletes face is a great step towards being your own advocate!  



Why does my athletic trainer ALWAYS use ICE???





Heat Illness


Fluid replacement 

Fluid Replacement for Athletes power point available at


Sudden Death


Heart Issues



Overuse Injuries, Overtraining, and Burnout in Child and Adolescent Athletes 


Pediatric Overuse Injuries



Taylor Hooton Foundation


Disordered eating


Safe Weight Loss

Female Athlete Triad Coalition 


Athletes with Diabetes


Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries/Concussions


Catastrophic Brain Injury


Head Down Contact & Spine Injuries



Management of Asthma in Athletes power point available at


Skin Disease


Sickle Cell


Equipment Safety

National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment 


Managing Prescription and Non-Prescription Medication in the Athletic Training Facility



Becoming an Advocate


There are many organizations available to parents who would like more information or to get more involved as an advocate for their child's health and safety.  Here are just a few:


Athletes for America 


Healthy People 


National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity 


Safe Kids USA 


Stop Sports Injuries 


Youth Sports Safety Alliance 


 Advocates for Injured Athletes