Sports and physical activity provides children with health benefits that can last a lifetime. Unfortunately, these benefits sometimes come with the risk of injury. Among the 30 million children who participate in organized sports in the United States, more than 5.5 million children suffer injuries each year.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than half of all sports-related injuries are preventable with proper education and training. Unfortunately, resources that teach sports coaches, parents, teachers and students how to reduce the risk of injury are cost-prohibitive or not widely available. The HSS Youth Sports Safety Program at was established in 2015 to help our communities address this issue.
We currently offer on-site, virtual, and on-demand classes and workshops for students, parents, coaches, and physical education teachers. Since our first education event in 2016, we have delivered hundreds of on-site workshops at schools and sports organizations throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida. These free workshops are highly interactive, allowing participants to receive specialized instruction and real-time feedback from our highly regarded team of educators. In addition to our on-site events, we also offer virtual workshops for students, parents, coaches, and teachers throughout the U.S. using videoconferencing technology.
We have also created dozens of on-demand classes and workshops that are available at any time through the HSS Sports Safety Learning Center.
Chief, Sports Medicine Institute
Chief, Primary Sports Medicine
Chief Administrator, HSS Sports Medicine Institute