National Athletic Trainers Association Safe Sports School Award

In partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall Sports Medicine Institute, Spring Valley High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers Association Safe Sports School Award.  The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes.  The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.

In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, Spring Valley athletic programs must do the following:

  • Create a positive athletic health care administrative program
  • Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
  • Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
  • Plan for selection, fit function, and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
  • Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
  • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
  • Provide or facilitate injury prevention
  • Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
  • Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
  • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports, as well as their responsibilities