Back to Sports
According to a 2008 survey, more than 44 million kids in the United States are reported to play in organized sports, helping them achieve physical activity and fitness recommendations to stay healthy. We know that physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits.
That’s why the National Football League (NFL) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have teamed up on Back to Sports, a program designed to promote physical activity and safe sport participation among youth.
The Back to Sports program is geared toward parents and guardians of upper elementary, middle and high school aged students who participate or are considering participating in sports. The sports safety topics covered in the program include concussion awareness, prevention of heat-related illnesses and dehydration, cardiac arrest and proper response, and the prevention of overuse injuries.
Back to Sports provides sports safety information and resources for athletic trainers, parents and guardians, coaches and supporters of youth sports.