Best Practice Recommendations for Prevention of Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletes: An Update

in Pediatric Exercise Science
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The aim of the recent Inter-Association Task Force held in Washington, D.C. at the 2013 Youth Safety Summit determined best practice recommendations for preventing sudden death in secondary school athletics. This document highlights the major health and safety practices and policies in high school athletics that are paramount to keep student athletes safe. The purpose of this commentary is to review the findings of the document developed by the task force and to provide possible areas where research is needed to continue to educate medical practitioners, players, coaches, and parents on ways to prevent tragedies from occurring during sport.

The authors are with the Dept. of Kinesiology, Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Address author correspondence to Riana R. Pryor at riana.pryor@uconn.edu.