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Safe Sports Schools

The safe sports program is an initiative created by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) to nationally recognize secondary schools meeting the following criteria: 

  • Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
  • Provide or coordinate per-participation physical examinations
  • Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
  • Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
  • Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
  • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
  • Provide or facilitate injury intervention
  • Create and rehearse venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
  • Provide or facilitate psychological consultation and nutritional counseling/education
  • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities

NATA Safe Sports Schools


The Sandia High School Athletic Training team has held this distinction since 2016 and have been awarded Safe Schools Status until 2022.

Sandia Athletic Trainers Team
Athletic Training Staff
Contact Melissa Lee  Melissa Lee (505) 294-1511 ex: 30235 Athletic Trainer
Ashley O. The athletic training program at Sandia has given me the opportunity to grow, mature and become a better version of myself. Throughout the 3 years I've been enrolled in the sports medicine program, I've been fortunate to see, treat and assist with many injury's and meet tons of amazing individuals that have guided me not just in the program, but with my high school career overall.