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SOMC Sports Motion Athletic Trainer and NDHS Earn Safe Sport School AwardPosted on 02/14/2020

Southern Ohio Medical Center Athletic Trainer Leslie Mack and Notre Dame High School were recently awarded 1st Team Safe Sport School status by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

According to the NATA website, to achieve this status a school’s athletic program must meet the following requirements:

  • Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
  • Provide or coordinate per-participation physical examinations
  • Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
  • Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
  • Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
  • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
  • Provide or facilitate injury intervention
  • Create and rehearse venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
  • Provide or facilitate psycho-social consultation and nutritional counseling/education
  • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities

According to the NATA website, “1st is awarded to schools that act on all of the recommended and required elements.”

“This is the first time in Sports Motion history one of our schools has achieved this award,” Mack said. “This was made possible with collaboration between the Sports Motion Program and the Orthopedic Group.”

Brad Zieber, SOMC Manager of Performance Training, is also proud of this achievement.

“I am proud of Leslie and all of her hard work in achieving this award. This award proves that SOMC Sports Motion athletic trainers are dedicated to the safety of our athletes,” Zieber said. “We look forward to all of our SOMC Sports Motion schools receiving this achievement, as well.”

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