August 2013

Center expands sports injury surveillance

The Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention in Indianapolis announced in July that its data collection is expanding beyond college sports to include national youth, high school, and amateur sports programs.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the American College of Sports Medicine, and Indianapolis-based venture capital group BioCrossroads formed the center in 2006 and began a program to build on the NCAA’s Injury Surveillance System.

The program now collects and analyzes data from about 700 individual teams in 25 sports to report injuries to the NCAA.

The Datalys Center also collaborates with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Foundation on the National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATA NATION) of about 100 high schools and 27 sports, and with USA Football on the Youth Football Safety Study, which collects data from about 2000 youth players.

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