PlaySafe is on a Mission

To provide ATCs to every high school in America

We love what we do

We promote healthy and safe participation

Our Impact

Admittedly, we at PlaySafe USA are biased. We have been managing Athletic Trainers for more than twelve years.
We know our work makes a difference in athletes’ lives. However, we frequently hear about the confusion about what an Athletic Trainer is or what they do. When this situation arises, we often explain by using this example: while you are watching professional sports and an athlete is injured on the field, the athletic trainer is the person running onto the field to tend to them.

An AT’s primary role is to provide onsite medical coverage for practices and games. This allows athletic trainers to offer immediate care for all types of injuries. In a recent survey, only 37% of all high schools had a full-time athletic trainer available.

 

The best provision calls for an athletic trainer to be there for both practices and games and is bolstered by the statistics provided by the National Athletic Trainers Association which states that 62% of all injuries occur during practice. This care potentially includes critical emergency care where speed of delivery and stabilizing the athlete for transport is essential before EMS arrives.

This allows Athletic Trainers to offer immediate care for all types of injuries.
In a recent survey, only 37% of all high schools had a full-time athletic trainer available, considered the gold standard for care.
The best provision calls for an athletic trainer to be there for both practices and games and is bolstered by the statistics provided by the
National Athletic Trainers Association, which states that 62% of all injuries occur during training. This care potentially includes critical emergency care where speed of delivery and stabilizing the athlete for transport is essential before EMS arrives. Click here for further definition of an Athletic Trainer.

We impact the lives of athletes

PlaySafe's Role

As an organization, PlaySafe educates, promotes, supports, and fosters healthy lifestyles, wellness, and safe athletic participation, by providing ATCs to secondary schools. The most significant risk for a student-athlete is a sports-related injury. A certified athletic trainer helps mitigate career-ending injuries by being a consistent presence in secondary school athletic departments.

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Did you know… 8,000 kids are treated daily in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries. A typical High School Athletic Trainer Services 34 sports with an average of 60 teams annually. This equates to over 600 managed injuries in the past four years and nearly 1700 treatments.

Do you have an Athletic Trainer at your school? If not, contact PlaySafe USA today.

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PlaySafe is able to make big differences to impact lives one athlete at a time. 

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