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SmartTeams Talk: Enacting Pro-Active Policies To Prevent Sudden Death in Youth Sports Is Challenging, Says UConn's Casa

 

The Korey Stringer Institute and University of Connecticut's Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D., ATC argues that youth sports safety policies need to be developed and implemented by sports medicine professionals, not athletic administrators, notes that the level of risk of catastrophic sports injury unfortunately depends largely on how a state athletic association responds to the death of athletes in their states, some by enacting pro-active policies, some, unfortunately, by doing nothing, and views as "extremely positive" that a KSI survey reports certified athletic trainers now provide coverage to fully 85-90% of all high school athletes in the U.S.  

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