The Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights

The Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights

Help improve the health and safety of our youth athletes

More than seven million high school students participate in athletics each year. These student athletes suffer 2 million injuries and undergo 200,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations annually. 400,000 brain injuries (concussions) occurred in high school athletics during the 2008-2009 school year. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 22 percent of injuries suffered by secondary school student athletes were concussions, up from only nine percent of total injuries just six years earlier.


H. RES. 112 / S. RES 83

  • H. RES. 112 / S. RES. 83 contain 10 best practices that any school in the country can implement to make their student athletes safer.
  • H. RES. 112 / S. RES. 83 encourage secondary schools to take all available and reasonable efforts to ensure student athlete safety.
  • H. RES. 112 / S. RES. 83 are supported by more than 180 organizations including the members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Youth Sports Safety Alliance, The American Football Coaches Association, the American Heart Association, and the National Association of State Boards of Education.
  • There is no cost associated with H.RES. 112 or S. RES. 83.
  • H. RES. 112 / S. RES. 83 enjoy bipartisan support and offer members of Congress the ability to raise awareness of the youth athlete safety issue to their constituents.
Encourage your member of Congress to become a co-sponsor of The Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights. Take action.


For more information:


Amy Callender, Director of Government Affairs for NATA, at (972) 532-8853 or