National Federation of HS Sports Risk Rankings

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Experts are analyzing the relative risks of various sports as athletes prepare to get back on the field.
The National Federation of State High School Associations released their list, which is based on the amount of close, sustained contact, along with other factors.
Here’s how 25 sports were categorized:

High risk
  • Boys lacrosse
  • Competitive cheer
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Wrestling
Moderate risk
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Girls lacrosse
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming relays
  • Tennis
  • Track -- certain events (high jump)
  • Volleyball
  • 7 on 7 football
Low risk
  • Cross country (with staggered starts)
  • Golf
  • Running -- individual events
  • Sideline cheer
  • Swimming -- individual events
  • Track -- certain events (shot put)
  • Weightlifting
 
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