California Lacking in High School Athletic Trainers

California high schools are lacking in qualified athletic trainers to attend to student-athletes, according to a report from Fox 40, Sacramento’s Fox affiliate.

The Golden State is home to over 800,000 high school athletes but law in California does not require high schools to have athletic trainers at practices and games.

California Interscholastic Federation director Roger Blake said it’s a problem that needs attention. “Absolutely, we have to fix it. It is alarming because health and safety questions on the sidelines of a football game, or about concussions, or in a gym at a volleyball match are being made by coaches and not a medical professional,” Blake told Fox 40.

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