Public Policy

public policy

Keeping youth sports safe, healthy and successful takes more than just research and implementation on the field. Sometimes it requires changes in mindset and policy. 

To provide a safe environment for all youth athletes, ACSM believes that each state should take measures to protect athletes as they participate in sports. Below are issues with core principles that should be considered in any policy or legislation. 

  • Pre-participation Evaluation (PPE)

  • Heat Acclimatization

  • Concussion

  • Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs)

  • Youth protections from abuse

  • Coach education

  • Injury Management