The Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) will provide member schools with the best evidence-based practices to support the health and safety of student-athletes in athletic programs.
The Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) works closely with VISAA membership to provide the healthiest and safest environments for all VISAA member schools. The committee consists of sports medicine doctors across the state and certified athletic trainers representing the four regions of VISAA membership. The committee comprises individuals with wide-ranging medical, athletic and educational expertise.
DISCLAIMER – NFHS and NATA Position Statements and Guidelines
The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) regularly distributes position statements and guidelines to promote public awareness of specific health and safety-related issues that affect VISAA member schools. Such information is neither exhaustive nor necessarily applicable to all circumstances or individuals and is no substitute for consultation with appropriate healthcare professionals. Statutes, codes, or environmental conditions may be relevant. NFHS and NATA position statements or guidelines should be considered in conjunction with other pertinent materials when taking action or planning care. The NFHS and NATA reserve the right to rescind or modify any such document at any time.