Sports Safety for Youth Coaches Course


Sports Safety for Youth CoachesCourse

NATA’s Sports Safety for Youth Coaches Course offers volunteer coaches of youth athletes a comprehensive sports safety guide from the healthcare professionals who work with athletes every day – athletic trainers.

Students will learn essential tools in the prevention and care of common illnesses and injuries, emergency planning, risk management and more.
This comprehensive guide to sports safety includes 14 modules, including a concussion module free of charge with your purchase of the Sports Safety Course.

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*A dollar of every purchase will go toward NATA NATION, a comprehensive injury surveillance, treatment and patient outcomes study that will lead to better care for student athletes.


Endorsed by National Council of Youth Sports


The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) has long been known for its dedication and attention to safety-related issues. The NCYS is pleased to endorse the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) “Sports Safety for Youth Sports” training course. The course content is appropriate, complete, comprehensive and user-friendly extensively covering the best practices of risk management, legal issues, PPE, emergency planning, training, conditioning, nutrition, recognizing illnesses and injuries, concussions, equipment, safe playing conditions, and more. 
Whether a seasoned professional or one just entering the field, the NCYS strongly encourages all youth sports leaders and coaches to enroll in this excellent training course. Completing the “NATA Sports Safety for Youth Sports” training course is the right and responsible thing to do for the leaders, coaches, teams, leagues, organizations, and communities.  Most importantly, this course serves as an essential tool for the safety and protection of the young athletes who depend on us to be trustworthy and dependable while in our care.”

Useful Links
Youth Sports Safety Alliance
NATA Official Statements
NATA Consensus Statements

Youth Coaches Resource Center
NATA’s Sports Safety for Youth Coaches Course was originally funded and developed by the Dwight Patterson Sports Academy with financial and in-kind support from A.T. Still University, Maricopa County Community College District, Sunrise Bank of Arizona and the Mesa HoHoKam Foundation.

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