Creating Healthy Environments For Youth Athletes
Youth sports coaches and athletic administrators are in a unique position to help ensure the health and safety of young athletes. EPA has created a presentation and companion checklist to help coaches and athletic administrators better understand the environmental health risks associated with youth sports and the steps they can follow to protect young athletes.
- Indoor air quality
- Outdoor air quality, including smog and vehicle idling
- Secondhand smoke
- Cleaning chemicals
The materials outline the ways that environmental contaminants might affect youth athletes and offer simple and practical actions coaches can take to protect children, both indoors and out.