Fast Facts about Sports injuries

This website, published by the National Institutes of Health, provides a general overview of sports injuries and expectations for management.

Sports Injury Program Prevention

Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention is a collaborative effort by professional medical organizations designed to prevent sports related injuries before they begin.  This website contains resources for parents, coaches, medical professionals, and athletes with a focus on sports that have the highest rates of overuse and trauma related injuries. Sports specific injuries for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cycling, dance, field hockey, figure skating, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, inline skating, lacrosse, martial arts, rowing, rugby, running, skiing and snowboarding, soccer, softball,  swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling are listed on this website.  Information related to each type of injury can also be found.

SAFE Kids Worldwide

Focus on overuse injuries and burnout- SAFEKids Worldwide is a global organization that focuses on protecting kids from unintentional injuries which is the number one cause of death of children in the United States.  This website helps parents, medical professionals, teachers, coaches, and children and the public identify areas of safety concern in everyday life and in the sports arena.

Youth Sports Safety Alliance

This organization was founded in 2009 by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association with one goal: to make America’s sports programs safer for young adults.  Comprised of almost 290 members (parent advocate groups, research institutions, professional associations, health care organizations, and youth sports leagues), the Youth Safely Alliance provides guidance to policymakers to make sports programs safer in the United States.