Wrestling Under The Lights At Andrews Field
The NorthWood wrestling program is hosting a six-school event on Andrews Field this Friday night, June 11. Students K-12 from NorthWood, Huntington North, Bremen, Triton, Peru and Prairie Heights will go head-to-head on three mats spread out over the football field.
It all starts at 6 p.m. There is no capacity limit for this event, and entry is $3 per person or a family pass is $10. Concessions will be available as the NorthWood Wrestling Club will be grilling burgers and hotdogs. The Dutch Kernel and Kona Ice truck will be set up for the evening as well.
NorthWood Named A Safe Sports School
NorthWood High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for its NorthWood Sports Medicine program under the care of Paul Widner.
The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
“NorthWood High School is honored to receive this First Team recognition from NATA,” said Roman Smith, NorthWood Director of Athletics. “This recognition shows that NorthWood remains committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices, and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship, and good health. We strive to be at the forefront, and we are intentional with our efforts in making NorthWood premier! Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players. We can’t thank Mr. Paul Widner, his student training program, and Beacon Health Systems enough for going above and beyond in supporting our student athletes.”
“The health and safety of student-athletes is critical as it has both immediate and long-term effects,” said NATA President Tory Lindley, MA, ATC. “NATA created the ‘Safe Sports School Award’ to recognize and champion schools nationwide that are committed to enhancing safety in sports. We are proud to see the list of award recipients grow exponentially each year as schools see the immense value in holding themselves to best practices and policies that ensure a high standard of athlete care.”
In order to achieve Safe Sports School status, as NorthWood High School did, athletic programs must do the following:
• Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
• Provide or coordinate pre-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 a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
• Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
• Be sure athletes and parents are educated about the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities
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