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High School RIO

High School RIO™ is an internet-based data collection tool used in the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study. This study was first implemented during the 2005/06 academic year and has been maintained annually. High School RIO has evolved over time to best fulfill the needs of student athletes, parents, pediatric sports medicine clinicians, high school athletic directors, local/state high school athletic associations/administrators and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

High School RIO™ captures athletic exposures (number of athlete practices and number of athlete competitions per week), injury (body site, diagnosis, severity, etc) and injury event (mechanism, activity, position/event, field/court location, etc) data weekly throughout the academic year using certified athletic trainers (ATCs) as data reporters. Participating athletic trainers receive a small stipend and an individualized school report. The data reported is used to produce nationwide estimates on time loss injuries in high school sports and serves as the first step toward the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based, targeted prevention programs to reduce the number and/or severity of injuries among high school athletes.

If your school is interested in participating in High School RIO, please email for more information!

If you would like to explore the High School RIO reporting site, you may access High School RIO Demo and login with username: demo and password: demo

High School RIO is a well-established project with multiple sponsors over the year contributing to its success including: 

  • NFHS
  • NFHS Foundation
  • CDC
  • BREG
  • Eye Black
  • Donjoy
  • The Ohio State University
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital

For a list of manuscripts published using High School RIOTM data, please click here.

To access the High School RIO Annual Summary reports, please click here.