Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports PIPYS at Vanderbilt
Sports are a great way for children and teens to get the exercise they need, develop fitness and strength. Sports also provide a way to socialize with peers, build confidence and learn to be part of a team.
While the benefits outweigh the risks, sports can sometimes lead to injuries. Every year, more than 3.5 million children and 2 million high school students in the U.S. are treated for a sports-related injury. 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. We believe it is vital to reduce injury numbers and find better ways to enable kids do what they love.
Youth Sport Safety Video Series
Sports Safety Tips
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
Community Education Programs
PIPYS offers educational programs in the community on preventing sports injuries and tips to keep young athletes active, healthy and injury free
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