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Sport-Specific Initiatives

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to serving and educating student-athletes, athletics departments and member schools. To help accomplish this goal, we collaborate with prominent medical and sports medicine organizations, leading experts in the field and member schools to host sport- and topic-specific summits and task forces each year. These events give rise to best practices, recommendations, research agendas and educational efforts that support and promote the health and safety of college athletes.

NCAA Football Data Task Force

The NCAA hosted the 2018 Football Data Task Force in Indianapolis February 26-27, 2018.

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Safety in College Football Summit

The Sport Science Institute and the College Athletic Trainers’ Society hosted the second Safety in College Football Summit in Orlando February 10 and 11, 2016. 

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2015 Soccer Summit

The SSI hosted this first-of-its-kind, sport-specific summit in February 2015 at the NCAA headquarters. This historic gathering will provide a pathway for future initiatives that support the sport-specific health and safety of college athletes.

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2015 Wrestling Summit

In July 2015, the SSI brought together student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, team physicians and experts in sports medicine to the NCAA headquarters to discuss current and future opportunities in support of the health and safety of college wrestling. To view the summit agenda, click here. 

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