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Female Sports Injuries Task Force

Task Force - Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes

In July 2014, the Task Force to Study Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes was authorized (Chapter 653, Acts of 2014).

The Task Force will review current medical research on the sports injuries of female high school athletes, including concussion, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), shoulder, and orthopedic ankle injuries. The Task Force will compare the rate of injuries to high school female athletes to that of high school male athletes; and they will consider ways to reduce sports injuries to female high school athletes, including preventive measures such as protective equipment and conditioning exercises. It also will establish standard protocols for returning to play after an injury, as well as treatment plans. Statutes and regulations from other states designed to prevent a higher injury rate for female high school athletes will be examined, and the Task Force will note whether such statutes or regulations are needed in Maryland. Finally, the Task Force is to recommend policies to reduce injuries of female high school athletes, such as fewer and shorter practices; restricting athletic maneuvers known to cause injuries, such as heading a soccer ball; requiring more protective gear; and promoting warm-up programs with specific neuromuscular and proprioceptive training techniques.



Task Force Meeting
October 5 , 2015

Task Force Meeting
August 20, 2015

Task Force Meeting
July 9, 2015

Task Force Meeting
May 28, 2015

Task Force Meeting
April 23, 2015

Task Force Meeting
March 12, 2015

Task Force Meeting
January 29, 2015

Task Force Meeting
November 20, 2014

Task Force Meeting

  • Task Force Meeting Schedule
  • November 20, 2014
  • January 29, 2015
  • March 12, 2015
  • April 23, 2015
  • May 28, 2015
  • July 9, 2015
  • August 20, 2015