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Sports Safety

Sports is an important part of today’s youth. It provides positive development both physically and mentally while being fun and challenging at the same time. M
ore than 38 million children and adolescents participate in sports each year in the U.S and more than 3.5 million of those aged 14 and under receive medical treatment for sports injuries. 
 
The following are resources available for parents, sports professionals, and youth to educate and prevent sports injuries in children and adolescents. Resources are constantly being updated.
  
Fact Sheets / Tips / Flyers
Guide for the College bound Student-Athlete PATH TO THE STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIENCE
Teen Sports: Safety First SAFETY AND INJURY
Sports Injury Prevention at School LEARN HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE
Strength Training for Young Athletes WHEN ITS APPROPRIATE, AND HOW TO STAY SAFE
The Female Athlete Triad: What coaches need to know THREE INTERRELATED SPORT-RELATED FEMALE CONDITIONS
Athletes helping Athletes: Guide for Parent / Trainers 4-12 STUDENT ATHLETE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SERIES
Tips for Sports Moms TIPS FOR MOMS TO KEEP THEIR KIDS SAFE
Sports Nutrition for Teen Athletes SUGGESTED NUTRITION FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes DOWNLOADABLE RECIPE BOOK
Sexual Abuse – with tips for parents IT HAPPENS IN SPORTS OF ALL LEVELS
Alcohol and Athletes HOW IT NEGATIVELY AFFECTS YOUR SPORT PERFORMANCE
Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Sports HOW IT CAN RUIN YOUR ENTIRE SPORTS CAREER
Disability Issues in Sports FIXING THE PROBLEM OF LACK OF DISABILITY SPORTS PROGRAMS
Steroids: Function & Side Effects WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STEROIDS
Drug Abuse in Sports THE PROBLEM WITH DRUG ABUSE IN SPORTS
Concussion Facts KNOW THE SIGNS AND HOW TO TREAT IT
Good Sportsmanship IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS
Leadership in Sports BENEFITS OF BEING A LEADER
 
Internet Sites
Youth Sports Safety Alliance
Organizations committed to the prevention of catastrophic injuries and death in young athletes
 
Safe Kids USA
A global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States
 
Youth Sports Research Council
Training courses ran through Rutgers University to educate Volunteer Coaches, youth sport parents, and league administrators
 
Nassau County Police-run youth clubs that provides sports, crafts, educational and other programs of a team and individual nature for all boys and girls in Nassau County, N.Y. regardless of race, religion, income or disability
 
PAL Special Needs Programs
 
A trusted source for sports parents
 
Play Healthy
Educating families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances and recognizing youth coaches and student athletes who embody the spirit of teamwork and healthy, drug-free competition
 
Stop Sports Injuries
Stressing the importance of sports safety-specifically relating to overuse and trauma injuries; raising awareness and providing education on injury reduction
 
YourChild: Development and Behavior Resources
Website for parents on children's' development and behavior and linking parents with support groups, agencies, organizations, and other resources
 
National Alliance for Youth Sports
America's leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children- provides programs, services and a variety of resources for volunteer coaches, administrators, officials and parents of young athletes to help ensure that everyone’s experience is memorable for all the right reasons
 
National Council of Youth Sports
 Advocacy in promoting safe environments and healthy lifestyles for stronger neighborhoods and communities
 
National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute 
Dedicated to being the recognized leader and advocate for advancing and disseminating the latest research and evidence-based education, recommendations and policy to enhance the experience, development, health and safety of our youth in sports
 
Youth Sports New York
Coaching the coaches who coach the kids- A network of college athletic specialists, coaches, professors who have a passion for great coaching!
 
Kids Health
The most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years
 
Helps manage all aspects of sports organization
 
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Orthopedic surgeons and other physicians helping weekend warriors cope with the effects of aging, team doctors ensuring health and safety at all levels of sport and researchers working to help athletes prevent and manage injury
 
Be Active, Eat Healthy, Play Together- see how you match up to the NBA Pros 
Publications & Studies
Sportsmanship PRACTICE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
The Ethics and Legality behind Leadership Roles in Youth Sports LEGAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF A COACH
Trainability of young athletes and overtraining STUDY IN OVERTRAINING IN YOUNG ATHLETES
Handout on Health: Sports Injuries RISK FACTORS AND RESOURCES FOR SPORTS INJURIES
Anabolic Steroids and Pre-Adolescent AthletesIMPORTANCE OF INCREASING KNOWLEDGE ON STEROIDS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Sports Psychology THE HISTORY OF SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
Young Athletes and their Heart SUDDEN DEATH IN YOUNG PEOPLE- DUE TO HEART PROBLEMS
Your Guide to a Healthy Heart (PDF) IMPORTANCE OF HEART CARE
Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletic Medicine INCREASING TRAINING IN HANDLING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARRESTS
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (PDF) PREVENTING HEALTH-RISK BEHAVIORS IN YOUNG PEOPLE BEFORE ADULTHOOD
Hazing in Sports: The Effects and Legal Ramifications THE HAZING PROBLEM OF JOINING SPORTS TEAMS
Concussion Management WHAT TO DO ONCE YOU HAVE A CONCUSSION
Concussion Statistics for High School Sports SPORTS CONCUSSION STATISTICS
Videos
Pittsburgh Steelers on PA Safety in Youth Sports Act STEELERS TAKE A STAND IN YOUTH SPORT SAFETY
Media Materials
Facts on Anabolic Steroids (PDF) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Parent/Athlete Concussion Fact Sheet (PDF) MAKE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Sports Medicine (PDF) MOST COMMON INJURY AND TREATMENT IN SPORTS
Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes (PDF) BASIC FACTS AND WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
Train the Mind - Protect the Body (PPT) THE ROLE OF MENTAL TRAINING IN PREVENTION
News Coverage