Hilton Head Island High School has been honored with a National Athletic Trainers Association Safe Sports School Award, which recognizes secondary schools across the nation that provide safe environments for student athletes.
The NATA award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. In order to receive the recognition, schools 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.