- 一般社団法人 日本アスレティックトレーニング学会
- 日本アスレティックトレーニング学会誌 (ISSN:24326623)
- vol.5, no.2, pp.109-114, 2020-04-30 (Released:2020-06-05)
In Japan, school sports club activities and safety measures are important themes in school sports. The purpose of this study is to present as much objective data as possible regarding how athletic trainers are placed and intervene in athletic club activities in junior high and high schools in Japan and to clarify the current situation. In addition, while analyzing the problems and issues related to the interventions, we tried to identify commonalities and find solutions by assessing the current situation in the United States, where trainer intervention in schools seems to be more substantial than in Japan. The participation of athletic trainers in high school athletic club activities in Japan was about 20 to 30%, but no objective data regarding junior high school were found. Athletic trainer support for athletic club activities was also desired by instructors and is clearly needed, but more data are needed to prove its involvement. Furthermore, academic discussions are also needed. The search for athletic trainers and the achievement of their placement in high schools, which has been undertaken since the early 1990s in the United States, will be an effective landmark for achieving the beneficial involvement of athletic trainers in Japanese schools.