2020 Serious Sports Injury 



Action Item: "relative to the health and safety of students who participate in school-sanctioned athletics; to provide for an emergency action plan; to provide for coaches certification program; to provide for sports injury management program;"  REMY HIDALGO LAW  ACT 259

In principle, the LATA should take a leading role in ensuring the health and safety to children participating in interscholastic athletics. We must do a better job educating our peers, coaches, and parents to understand the importance of an AT at the secondary school setting.

* The creation and implementation of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for each athletic venue. Reviewed annually

* Utilization of "best practices" for Heat acclimatization and Wet Bulb Globe Temperate monitoring

* Annual Coaching Education 

* Cold Water Immersion Tanks


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Preparing for an emergency should be the top priority for schools to ensure the safety of their athletes. Through the implementation of required policies and procedures, schools can be well prepared in the unfortunate event of a catastrophic injury. LOUISIANA RANKED # 7

At the Korey Stringer Institute, we have utilized best practice documents related to the top causes of sudden death in high school athletes to compile a group of policies that represent these best practices. These polices are relevant to the best practices developed for the top causes of sudden death in sport. Based off the “Inter-Association Task Force Document Preventing Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletics” document, the policies outlined on this website were evaluated directly from publicly available resources such as state high school associations and legislative websites.

Ranking of states regarding the implementation of evidence-based best practices for preventing and managing the leading causes of sudden death in secondary school athletics. State-Level Implementation of Health and Safety Policies to Prevent Sudden Death and Catastrophic Injuries Within Secondary School Athletics, the study which details the results, is publish in The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine.pdf.

State High School Sports Safety Policies Press Conference

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