Be a Part of the STOP Sport Injuries in Young Athletes Campaign

James R. Andrews M.D., a former president of the American Society for Sports injuries (AOSSM) initiated the STOP campaign to curb injuries in youth sports. STOP stands for Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention, the campaign's main focus is to develop a comprehensive public outreach program on the importance of sports safety.

Statistics show that the United States has 30 to 40 million youth athletes, according to "Safe Kids" 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 received medical treatments due to sports injuries, another 2 million high school athletes are injured due to sports. Improper technique, ill fitting equipment, and training errors are only the beginning of a long list of problems that may lead to sports injuries. The STOP campaign offers the following resources:

- Educational tip sheets
- Regular press releases on sports injuries topics
- Quarterly newsletters
- Posters, stickers
- Educational safety curriculum for coaches
- Public service announcement
- Social Media Outreach (Twitter, Facebook)
- A guidebook for how to host STOP Sports Injuries event
- Presentation Library

To learn more, visit the interactive website at www.STOPsportsinjuries.org
Read the full article at www.aaosnow.org

Originally posted on July 12, 2012

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