Baltimore - Sports-injury experts say getting parents involved in advocating for safety is a key factor in preventing and reducing injuries in youth athletics. Below is a compilation of questions parents might raise with school officials and coaches before a season starts. If answers to many of the questions are negative or vague, it might be time to reconsider permission to play, or to raise concerns with a school-board representative or the booster club.
Sources: National Athletic Trainers' Association, North American Booster Club Association, Appropriate Medical Care for Secondary School-Age Athletes Task Force consensus statement.
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