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Webb receives gold award in state's Safe Stars Initiative for Youth Sports Leagues
Webb receives gold award in state's Safe Stars Initiative for Youth Sports Leagues
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The athletics department of The Webb School has been awarded the highest level of recognition as part of the Safe Stars Initiative for Youth Sports Leagues.

Safe Stars is described as "a collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Health and the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports at The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The Safe Stars initiative recognizes youth sports leagues throughout Tennessee for providing the highest level of safety for their young athletes. Safe Stars consists of 3 levels: gold, silver, and bronze, and involves implementation of policies around topics such as concussion education, weather safety and injury prevention. Safe Stars' goal is to provide resources and opportunities for every youth sports league to enhance their safety standards. The criteria for achieving recognition as a Safe Stars league has been developed by a committee of health professionals dedicated to reducing sports-related injuries among youth."

"As an athletic trainer, I spend most of my time working to make sure our student athletes receive the highest level of care in a safe environment that fosters healthy competition and success," said Laken Puckett, who prepared the application for the recognition. "I am honored that Webb has been selected for the highest level of recognition by the state of Tennessee for our efforts to promote health and safety throughout our athletic programs."

The award spans five years and then the school program will be reviewed for renewal.