Compliance with Interassociation Recommendations for Strength and Conditioning Professionals
TOGETHER - Protecting Students-Athletes' Well-Being
The U.S. Council for Athlete Health (USCAH) has partnered with the Coalition for Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP), NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (NATA-ICSM) and the United States Registry (USREPS) to provide the resources and education to ensure coaches and staff working with student-athletes are properly educated and credentialed to competently prevent catastrophic events, exertional distress, and soft tissue and metabolic injury during training and conditioning for sport.
Together, the groups are implementing best practices for institutions and practitioners in accordance with acceptable standards of care, including providing identification and verification of qualifications and requisite education and training in injury prevention, training environment management, and emergency readiness as supported by leading health and medical organizations.
These evidence-based best practices are endorsed by leading associations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Korey Stringer Institute, Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics,National Athletics Trainers’ Association, National Council on Strength and Fitness, National Strength and Conditioning Association Physical Activity Alliance and the United States Council on Athletes Health..
Interassociation recommendations (CREP/ICSM)
Strength and Conditioning Professional Compliance
Steps to comply with the recommendations:
NCAA Interassociation Recommendations for Collegiate Athlete Safety
These evidence-based best practices are endorsed by medical organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Academy for Sports Medicine, College Athletic Trainers’ Society, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Korey Stringer Institute, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Operating Committee for Standards on Athletic Equipment, and the Sports Neuropsychology Society. Additionally, the American Academy of Neurology has affirmed the value of the document.
Athletic Directors and Medical Directors Compliance