The fall school year is underway, along with the start of the exciting action of high school football and other sports. We at Theodoros & Rooth think it’s important for you to know the answer to the question: Just how safe is your high school athlete?
The positive news is that every state has some type of health and safety policy requirement for their high schools to follow, according to the Health and Safety Policy Ranking for High School Athletics released last month (August 2017) by the Korey Stringer Institute and sponsored in part by the NFL.
The goal of this project was to determine how states are mandating safety standards for their athletes. However, not a single state meets all the minimum best practice requirements for the areas focused on in this project, which happen to be the top causes of heat stroke and sudden death in sport, accounting for over 90% of sport-related deaths.
Regionally Indiana ranked #28 out of the 50 states; Illinois #16. For more information, click the link below.