Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport (CSMAS)

Air Quality

An unusually active 2015 wildfire season in parts of northern California and the pacific northwest lead to significant air quality challenges for many member institutions located in those regions, especially with the onset of late summer...

Health and safety data collection poised to expand

Athletics administrators in all NCAA divisions may soon be able to benchmark their school’s health and safety procedures, staffing levels and other pertinent practices against comparable schools across the country.

Inclement/Hazardous Weather

The NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports released the following statement in June 2016 on inclement/hazardous weather for athletics departments. Inclement weather poses unique challenges to athletics...

CSMAS supports increasing its student-athletes’ votes

The NCAA’s health and safety committee supported giving each of its student-athlete representatives a vote on the group’s decisions.

CSMAS proposes the expansion of independent medical care

During its meeting June 15-17 in Dallas, the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports approved a series of recommendations that build on legislation passed by the NCAA’s five autonomy conferences earlier this year...

CSMAS recommendation empowers medical staffs

The NCAA’s committee responsible for student-athlete health and safety took steps at its summer meeting to better establish medical personnel as authoritative decision-makers in college sports. During its meeting June 15-17 in Dallas, the...

Competitive safeguards finalizes Division II strength and conditioning coach proposal

The committee’s proposal regarding Division II strength and conditioning coach certification has begun making its way through the division’s governance structure.

Competitive safeguards committee takes new approach to drug testing changes

A push to replace testing for street drugs at NCAA championship events with a more robust approach has slowed, but has not been derailed entirely.

Sport safety package highlights DIII legislative slate

Division III members will be asked to vote on three portions of the sport safety package first introduced by the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports at the NCAA Convention in San Diego.

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