Previous Next

Resources for Parents

 

Parents and caretakers must be an advocate for their loved ones, 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 the advocate that your athlete's needs!

 

Lightning

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/Preventing-Sudden-Death-Position-Statement_2.pdf

 

Heat Illness 

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/HeatFactSheet.pdf

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/attr-44-03-332.pdf

http://www.nata.org/health-issues/heat-illness

http://www.nata.org/health-issues/heat-acclimatization

 

Fluid replacement 

Fluid Replacement for Athletes power point available at http://www.nata.org/position-statements

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/FluidReplacementsForAthletes.pdf

 

Sudden Death

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/Preventing-Sudden-Death-Position-Statement_2.pdf

 

Heart Issues

http://www.nata.org/health-issues/Heart-Issues

 

Burnout

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

 

Pediatric Overuse Injuries

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/Pediatric-Overuse-Injuries.pdf

 

Steroids 

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/position-statement-steroids.pdf

Taylor Hooton Foundation

 

Disordered eating 

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/PreventingDetectingAndManagingDisorderedEating.pdf

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/uploads/file/NEDA-Toolkit-Coaches_2012.pdf

  

Safe Weight Loss 

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/JAT-46-3-16-turocy-322-336.pdf

Female Athlete Triad Coalition 

 

Athletes with Diabetes 

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/MgmtOfAthleteWithType1DiabetesMellitus.pdf

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/Preventing-Sudden-Death-Position-Statement_2.pdf

 

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries/Concussions

http://www.nata.org/brochures-and-other-informational-materials

http://www.nata.org/health-issues/concussion

  

Catastrophic Brain Injury 

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/Preventing-Sudden-Death-Position-Statement_2.pdf

 

Head Down Contact & Spine Injuries

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/Preventing-Sudden-Death-Position-Statement_2.pdf

 

Asthma 

Management of Asthma in Athletes power point available at http://www.nata.org/position-statements

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/MgmtOfAsthmaInAthletes.pdf

 

Skin Disease 

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/position-statement-skin-disease.pdf

http://www.nata.org/skin-disease

http://www.nata.org/health-issues/MRSA

 

Sickle Cell 

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/SickleCellTraitAndTheAthlete.pdf

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/SickleCellFactSheet.pdf

 

Equipment Safety

National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment 

 

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

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/ManagingMedication.pdf

 


 

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:

 

Healthy People 

 

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity 

 

Safe Kids USA 

 

Stop Sports Injuries 

 

Youth Sports Safety Alliance 

 

Advocates for Injured Athletes

 

Moms Team

 

Parent Heart Watch