FWCD Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award

FWCD’s athletic program has been named a Safe Sports School 1st Team for the second year in a row by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student-athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
“FWCD 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 so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health,” said Ed Chisholm, Head Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Director. ”Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players.”
NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, said, “We remain committed to the health and welfare of young athletes in competitive sports. This award recognizes the contributions and commitment of schools across the country that are implementing safe sports policies and best practices to ensure athletes can do what they love best and have the appropriate care in place to prevent, manage and treat injuries should they occur.”
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, athletic programs must:
  • Create a positive athletic health care administrative system.
  • Provide or coordinate pre-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 a venue-specific emergency action plan.
  • Provide or facilitate psychosocial 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.
About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life and Sport
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for Certified Athletic Trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, NATA has grown to more than 43,000 members worldwide today. The majority of Certified Athletic Trainers choose to be members of NATA to support their profession and to receive a broad array of membership benefits. By joining forces as a group, NATA members can accomplish more for the athletic training profession than they can individually. The NATA national office currently has more than 40 full-time staff members who work to support NATA’s mission.
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.