NASPE/NCAT Sport Injury Resource

National Council of Athletic Training (NCAT), a sport council of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), is proud to provide a general resource on a variety of common injuries that may occur while participating in sports or physical activities. This information has been compiled by Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) who are trained and certified in the field of injury care, prevention and management. The general sport injury information provided is directed towards parents and coaches involved with youth sports and physical activity programs, some of which may not have access to qualified medical personnel. The Sport Injury Resource is a source of information, and by no means is a substitute for proper medical care. It is always prudent to consult an appropriate health care provider when in doubt of any injury. We hope you find this resource a useful supplement to basic care and prevention of sport injuries. Carry on - Play On.

Click on the following links for sport injury information:

Environmental Conditions
Heat Injuries
Fluid Replacement
HIV/Blood Borne Pathogens

Soft Tissue
Dislocations & Fractures
Sprains & Strains
Contusions (bruises)

Head and Face
Eye Injuries
Nose Injury
Dental Injury

Ligament Injuries
Meniscus Injuries (Cartilage Tear)
Patellofemoral (Knee Cap) Pain
Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Lower Leg
“Shin Splints”

Ankle Sprains

Foot & Toe
Turf Toe
Plantar Fascitis
Heel Contusion - Bruise

Shoulder Separation
Shoulder Dislocation
Overuse Shoulder Injuries

“Tennis Elbow”
“Little League” or “Golfer’s Elbow”

Hand & Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Wrist Sprain
Finger/Thumb Dislocation
Finger Sprain

Low Back Pain

Conditioning & Training
Over Training

First Aid Kit Contents

R.I.C.E. Treatment

Homemade Ice Packs

Does my child need to see a doctor?

Return to Practice/Play

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