The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) initiated STOP Sports Injuries to prevent overuse and trauma injuries among young athletes. Other founding partner organizations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, SAFE Kids USA, the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Vincera Foundation distributes STOP Sports Injury information and materials about youth sports injuries and overuse prevention. STOP Sports Injuries wants to be sure that you have all the information you need to keep kids in the game for life. To help keep kids in the game for life, STOP Sports Injuries targets the sports that have the highest rates of overuse and trauma injuries. Check out their helpful tip sheets to learn about how to stay safe when playing sports. Explore, discover and share what you learn with fellow athletes, parents, coaches or healthcare providers.
STOP Sports Injuries is geared towards providing guidance on healthy and safe athletic participation and should not be considered a replacement for speaking with your physician, athletic trainer or other qualified healthcare provider. Visit www.stopsportsinjuries.org for more information.