PIPYS - Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports PIPYS at Vanderbilt
The Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) encourages children to get the exercise they need, build strength and learn teamwork. While the benefits outweigh the risks, sports can sometimes lead to injuries. Every year, more than 3.5 million children and teens in the U.S. are treated for a sports-related injury. We believe that reducing injuries enables athletes to reach their potential and stay on a lifetime path to better health.
Young athletes are more susceptible to the effects of a concussion because their brains are still developing. Parents, participants and coaches should understand concussion prevention, symptoms, and recovery. Read the full story
Sports Safety Topics
Our goal is to empower parents and coaches with the latest fact-based information for keeping young athletes healthy and injury free. See the complete list
- Preventing skin infections in athletes
- Overuse Injuries are a growing problem with young athletes
- Are sports supplements safe for young athletes?
- Research shows prevention strategies can reduce ACL injuries
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Develop an emergency action plan
- All Topics
We offer programs on preventing sports injuries and keeping young athletes active and injury free.
A partnership between PIPYS, the Tennessee Department of Health to make your school and sports league safer. Join us or find others who have already earned this distinction.
Injury Prevention Program
Prevent specific injuries in young athletes with evidence-based programs with proven results.
Our Sports Safety Team
Vanderbilt experts have experience in the prevention and treatment of a wide-range of sports injuries. We are the official sports medicine provider for a variety of professional and collegiate athletic programs in addition to working with many public and private schools and youth sports organizations. Sports Safety Team
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