Sudden deaths and catastrophic injuries in sports are devastating events. Some of these cannot be prevented no matter how much we want to. We can save many young athletes, though, with quick, appropriate action. What is one of the best ways to ensure that the correct steps are taken in those critical moments? Make sure that there is an athletic trainer present at practices and games. Here are important reasons to make sure the team has an athletic trainer.

Athletic trainers are qualified healthcare professionals. They are critical to schools and sports teams for a huge number of reasons.

In this video, I discuss some of the key roles that athletic trainers play for athletes, coaches, parents, doctors and school athletic directors. I also share my thoughts on what we can do to make sure every school and team has an athletic trainer present.

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It's critical that your sports team has an athletic trainer.