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Athletes Saving Athletes®


Athletes Saving Athletes® (ASA) is a unique peer-to-peer education program designed to empower student athletes with the knowledge to help them recognize signs and symptoms of life-threatening injuries and conditions. The goal of ASA is to reduce the risk and incidence of injury and death for student athletes using the power of education and kids talking to kids.

Certified Athletic Trainers deliver the ASA curriculum to student-athlete leaders, teaching them how to recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion, head and neck injuries, heat illness, sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes, and asthma. In addition, the ASA program curriculum teaches students the value of having a well-practiced emergency action plan. Students learn what may be needed as a first responder, and that every minute counts in an emergency.

Student athletes who complete this program:
  • are educated in recognizing signs and symptoms of life-threatening injuries and medical conditions
  • learn CPR and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator)
  • become "ASA Ambassadors" who have made the commitment to share their new knowledge and skills with current and future teammates
Program Sponsors:

Cymer
SDSMF
CareFusion
HD Supply
Longevity

 
A4IA Backgrounder
 
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"Athletes Saving Athletes" Backgrounder
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Meet the ASA Founding Student Ambassadors:
Tommy Mallon, Brittan Sutphin,
Will James, Nolan Crosson
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Congratulations to student athlete leaders at University City High School for completing our Athletes Saving Athletes® training program in September, 2012! (Click on image to enlarge.)

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Student athlete leaders at Valhalla High School completed our Athletes Saving Athletes® training program in May, 2012. Congratulations to the newest ASA ambassadors! (Click on image to enlarge.)

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Congratulations to student athlete leaders at Point Loma High School for completing our Athletes Saving Athletes® training program in May, 2012! (Click on image to enlarge.)

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Student athlete leaders at La Costa Canyon High School completed our Athletes Saving Athletes® training program in May, 2012. Way to go! (Click on image to enlarge.)

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Student athlete leaders at Sweetwater High School completed our Athletes Saving Athletes® training program in April, 2012. Way to go! (Click on image to enlarge.)

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Student athlete leaders at Coronado High School completed our Athletes Saving Athletes® training program in April, 2012. Way to go! (Click on image to enlarge.)

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Student athlete leaders at Torrey Pines High School completed our Athletes Saving Athletes® training program in March, 2012. Congratulations to our newest ASA Ambassadors! (Click on image to enlarge.)

You Can Be the Change
"You Can Be the Change:"

Watch the ASA Video
—and share it with your friends!

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Congratulations to the first graduates of the Athletes Saving Athletes® training program at Santa Fe Christian High School! (Click on image to enlarge.)

Read the press release!

Who Will Evaluate Your Injury?
Check out the ASA Video Trailer!
American Red Cross Advocates for Injured Athletes "Athletes Saving Athletes® is a program of Advocate for Injured Athletes, with support from the American Red Cross