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For many youth, participation in school sports provides an enriching experience to complement their academic learning. In 2011-2012, 7.7 million youth participated in high school athletic programs in the US. This large number calls for growing attention to player safety. Consider that 30 high school students died from heat stroke between 1995 and 2010, and hundreds were hospitalized. The second most common injury in high school sports—and one which is gaining national attention from the medical and legal communities—is concussions.