With the support of 40 sports and health organizations, including
MomsTeam.com, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has issued a C+ grade on youth sports safety for 2010, reporting that 48 young athletes died since the beginning of the year, with sudden cardiac arrest accounting
for nearly half of those deaths, brain injury (concussion) for three, heat illness three, and exertional sickling (a
result of sickle cell trait) one. Approximately 8,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each day for
sports-related injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, high school athletes suffer 2 million injuries, 500,000
doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.