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Heart Safe Youth Sports

Implementing a Heart Safe Youth Sports Program

Project ADAM affiliate sites strive to assist Youth Sports Programs in being prepared for sudden cardiac arrest.

A Project ADAM Heart Safe Youth Sports Program demonstrates they are prepared for a cardiac emergency by ensuring athletes, coaches, referees and spectators have access to AEDs, people trained in CPR/AED and a practiced plan.

Work with your youth sports program's leadership to discuss the importance of preparing for cardiac emergencies in youth sports.

Contact your local Project ADAM Program Coordinator for support as you work through the checklist.

Refer to the Project ADAM Heart Safe School section for additional program planning templates that can be customized for a youth sports program.

Assess Readiness

Youth Sports Program Checklist

This is your roadmap to becoming Heart Safe. If you do not have an affiliate program in your state, use this tool as an assessment and guide to implementing a Heart Safe Youth Sports Program.

Communicate the plan

Medical Timeout Template

The purpose of a Medical Timeout is to briefly review the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest and identify the roles in responding to save the life of an athlete, coach, referee, or spectator.





Video Resource

Recognition & Management of SCA in Athletes

Project ADAM would like to thank The Center for Sports Cardiology at UW Medicine, Dr. Jon Drezner and NFL Films for the creation of this educational video.