[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
62°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
May 22
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
grave marker


Valencia High School has been awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Sports Medicine program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

“Valencia High School sports medicine program has had most of the requirements for this special award for some time now,” said Joe Monteleone, the high school’s sports medicine career path advisor. “Thanks to Henry Mayo Hospital and the Hart School District for hiring certified athletic trainers, we now qualify and reached the First Team status. We are the only high school in the Santa Clarita Valley to receive this prestigious award from the NATA.”

“Valencia High School is honored to receive this First Team recognition from the NATA,” said Valencia’s athletic trainer Hubert Paz. “The Valencia sports medicine goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest and safest levels.”

In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, as Valencia 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 of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities

“We remain committed to the health and welfare of young athletes in competitive sports,” says NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. “This award recognizes the contributions and commitment of schools across the country that are implementing safe sports policies and best practices to ensure athletes can do what they love best and have the appropriate care in place to prevent, manage and treat injuries should they occur.”

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    WATCH NOW
    LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    SAN MATEO — Freshman thrower Jordan Palmer finished runner-up in the shot put and Delon Buncio placed fourth in the long jump as College of the Canyons track & field closed out its season by competing at CCCAA State Championship meet hosted by the College of San Mateo May 17-18.
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    NORTHRIDGE - With the programs' most qualifiers since 2017, the CSUN men's and women's track and field teams are getting ready to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division I West Regional this weekend at Sacramento State.
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    The College of the Canyons men's and women’s soccer programs are inviting boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade to participate in the 2019 Youth Summer Soccer Camp, with two sessions running this summer.
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    The Lancaster JetHawks played a season-high 14 innings but went hitless during the extra frames in a 4-3 loss to the Visalia Rawhide on Friday night at Recreation Ballpark.
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    The College of the Canyons swim & dive program invites swimmers ages 8 to 18 to participate in the 2019 COC Swim Camp with two sessions running this summer in mid-June and late June.

    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    The city of Santa Clarita is now accepting names to be included as part of the 2019 additions to the Youth Grove in Central Park, with a due date of June 30 for nominations.
    June 30: Central Park Youth Grove Nominations Due
    COBRA detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reported Tuesday night that an estranged husband who allegedly kidnapped his wife from a Canyon Country location on April 9 is now in custody.
    LAPD Arrests Canyon Country Kidnapping Suspect in SFV
    The California Senate has approved Senate Bill 387, which would streamline how SCV Water Agency Board of Directors vacancies are to be handled, and the legislation will now go to the state Assembly for consideration.
    Wilk SCV Water Board Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Assembly
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation in the city of Santa Clarita on Monday, May 27, between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    May 27: ‘Heads Up’ Bike, Pedestrian Safety Push in SCV
    1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
    grave marker
    SAN MATEO — Freshman thrower Jordan Palmer finished runner-up in the shot put and Delon Buncio placed fourth in the long jump as College of the Canyons track & field closed out its season by competing at CCCAA State Championship meet hosted by the College of San Mateo May 17-18.
    COC Freshman Thrower Finishes Runner-Up at State Championships
    NORTHRIDGE - With the programs' most qualifiers since 2017, the CSUN men's and women's track and field teams are getting ready to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division I West Regional this weekend at Sacramento State.
    Matadors Track Team Heads to Sacramento for West Regionals
    As part of ongoing efforts to provide the public and university stakeholders with additional access to financial information, the California State University has launched a new financial transparency portal.
    CSU Launches Transparency Portal to Provide Additional Financial Access
    On April 24, millions of people across the world celebrated Denim Day and wore denim to show their support for education and awareness about all forms of sexual violence.
    Art Piece Inspired by Denim Day on Display at City Hall
    Hart High School’s Regiment Band will be holding its annual Spring Concert Tuesday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hart High School Auditorium.
    May 21: Hart High School’s Annual Spring Concert
    U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew G. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    Cornerstone Christian Alum Graduates from Air Force Basic Training
    SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, announced Tuesday that Senate Bill 202 (SB 202) unanimously passed the Senate. SB 202 allows for the commercial use of animal blood from community-sourced donors.
    Wilk’s Doggie Donor Bill Would Allow Community Animals to Donate Blood
    Since Medicare pays for a significant amount of prescription opioids, we strive to ensure appropriate stewardship of these medications that can provide a medical benefit but also pose risks.
    Medicare Helps Seniors Use Opioids Safely | Commentary by Greg Dill
    To honor California State University, Northridge alumna Virginia Orndorff and her passion of the arts, her husband Chris Orndorff donated $218,000 to create an endowment for art student scholarships.
    CSUN Gifted with $218K to Create Endowment for Art Scholarships
    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are on scene at Sierra Vista Junior High investigating a report of an attack by a student, according to officials.
    Deputies Respond to Report of Attack at Sierra Vista Junior High
    The College of the Canyons men's and women’s soccer programs are inviting boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade to participate in the 2019 Youth Summer Soccer Camp, with two sessions running this summer.
    Registration for COC Youth Summer Soccer Camps Now Open
    SACRAMENTO – With summer around the corner, Memorial Day weekend traffic will likely increase on California roadways.
    CHP Focusing on Seat Belt Usage Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend
    Waste Management’s service for residential trash, recycling, and green waste pick-up, as well as commercial service will be delayed by one day throughout the week of May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
    Waste Management Delays Services by 1 Day in Observance of Memorial Day
    Santa Clarita Valley Safe Rides hosted a reunion on Sunday for the volunteers who have served our community for the last 32 years.
    Former Safe Rides Volunteers Share 32 Years of Memories
    On Monday night, deputies detained a male juvenile from La Mesa Junior High on charges of criminal threats, after he allegedly made statements threatening violence against the school.
    Student Detained on Alleged Criminal Threats Against La Mesa Junior High
    SACRAMENTO — Caltrans has awarded $40.5 million to local agencies for transportation projects statewide. The grant money will be used for planning on projects that will reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of climate change.
    Caltrans Awards $40.5M to Local Agencies for Statewide Transportation Projects
    1978 - St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]
    state landmark dedication
    The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has expressed its support for the proposed Jobs Creation Overlay Zone to be considered by the Santa Clarita Planning Commission at City Hall on Tuesday, May 21.
    SCV Chamber Supports City’s Proposed Jobs Creation Overlay Zone
    The Saugus Band and Color Guard will stage a fundraising event at Chipotle in Valencia on Tuesday, May 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    May 21: Saugus Band, Color Guard Fundraiser at Chipotle
    The Lancaster JetHawks played a season-high 14 innings but went hitless during the extra frames in a 4-3 loss to the Visalia Rawhide on Friday night at Recreation Ballpark.
    JetHawks Opener Goes Season-High 14, Ends in Loss to Rawhide
    Often what the retailer is most concerned about is location in the mall and how much the rent is. Some do not bother to read the 100-page or longer leases before signing them. Later they get some very unpleasant surprises.
    Read Your Mall Lease, Or You’ll Be Sorry | Commentary by Carl Kanowsky, Esq.
    The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Frontier Toyota and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, will proudly sponsor the 2019 White Ribbon Campaign in the Santa Clarita Valley from Monday, May 27 through Friday, June 7.
    May 27-June 7: White Ribbon Campaign to Promote Safe Student Driving
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva released a statement Friday night regarding the reinstatement of deputies who had been fired, a source of conflict with the county Board of Supervisors.
    LA Sheriff Villanueva Defends Deputy Reinstatements
    For the second year in a row, CalArts President Ravi S. Rajan has been recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 LA500, LABJ’s annual list of LA County’s 500 most influential business leaders.
    CalArts President Ravi S. Rajan Named to LA Business Journal’s 2019 LA500
    California Insitute of the Arts in Valencia and California State University, Northridge in the San Fernando Valley are among the top U.S. film schools listed in Variety's "Best Film Schools for 2019" report.
    CalArts, CSUN on Variety’s List of Best Film Schools for 2019
    The College of the Canyons swim & dive program invites swimmers ages 8 to 18 to participate in the 2019 COC Swim Camp with two sessions running this summer in mid-June and late June.
    Registration Now Open for COC Summer Swim Camp
    Santa Clarita native Colton Herta is looking to add his name to the record books once again, this time at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
    Herta to Start 5th at Indy 500 on May 26
    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman at a park in Towsley Canyon on Thursday, station officials reported Monday.
    SCV Deputies Seek Man Suspected of Indecent Exposure
    The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures for the Los Angeles County mountain areas through Thursday, May 23.
    Cold Weather Alert for Mountain Areas Extended to Thursday
    Hundreds of bystanders clapped and cheered as some of the world’s best cyclists pedaled off at the beginning of the final leg of the Amgen Tour of California cycle race in Santa Clarita on Saturday.
    Amgen Tour of California Rolls Through Santa Clarita
    California Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, honored The Brittany Foundation with his Non-Profit Appreciation Award during the Foundation's Annual Memorial event and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday.
    Wilk Honors Brittany Foundation With Non-Profit Appreciation Award