Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports at Vanderbilt
Sports are a great way for children to get the proper exercise they need as well as to socialize with their peers. However, sports can often lead to injuries. Each year, more than 3.5 million injuries occur in youth sports in the United States. Children ages 5 to 14 account for nearly 40 percent of all sports-related injuries treated in emergency rooms. The severity and rate of sports-related injury increase with a child's age.
Sports Safety Tips
Visit the following pages to find more information and resources to keep your child safe while playing sports:
Community Education Programs
Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and Children's Hospital offer education programs in the community on preventing sports injury and tips to keep young athletes active, healthy and injury free.
Our Sports Safety Team
Vanderbilt experts have experience in the prevention and treatment of a wide-range of sports injuries. In addition to the professional and collegiate athletic programs shown below, we work with public and private school athletic programs. Sports Safety Team
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