Potential Dangers in Athletic Participation



Parents and students should fully understand and appreciate the risk of serious personal injury associated with participation in the athletic program. Participation in school athletics involves flying objects, swift movement of bodies and unavoidable collisions. Athletic activities may be hazardous. Taking part in such activities is a calculated risk taken on the part of student-athletes and parents. It is understandable, that to many young adults, the potential benefits exceed the potential hazards.

Since injuries may be a part of athletics, it is a continuous goal of the coaching staff and administration to minimize the occurrence of injury. This is accomplished with adequate supervision of all athletic activity, teaching of proper technique, and requiring athletes to be in good physical condition.

Participants have the responsibility to help reduce the chance of injury. Players must obey all rules, report all physical problems to their coaches, follow a proper conditioning program, and inspect their own equipment daily.