The Foundation for a Meaningful Life Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
Fay Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award
Program recognizes schools that help keep young athletes safe
Fay School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award. The award champions safety and recognizes schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. It also reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, as Fay School did, athletic programs must do the following:
- 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 about the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities