Sports organizations should ensure that sports programs are conducted in a manner that minimizes risk of sports-related injuries and illnesses. (SP-5)


  • Establish policies and practices that ensure sports programs put the highest priority on the health and safety of participants. (SP-5.1)
  • Educate parents, athletes, coaches, teachers, and others about the signs and symptoms of sports injuries and conditions (e.g., brain injury, heat illness, and exertional sickling). (SP-5.2)
  • Ensure that sports equipment, uniforms, playing surfaces, and environmental conditions are checked for safety and best conditions. (SP-5.3)
  • Encourage importance of collaboration with medical professionals to ensure safe outcomes during play. (SP-5.4)


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