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Preventing Youth Sports Injuries Aim of New Campaign

STOP Sports Injuries campaign announced to help educate athletes, parents, trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy.

Youth Sports Safety Summit: Call To Action

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the catastrophic injuries and illnesses in youth sports, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) convened a summit of an alliance of 29 other leading health care and sports organizations in Sacramento, California to raise awareness about youth sports safety and promote legislation to improve health care for young athletes.

Strength Training Benefits Children & Teens, Study Says

Strength training during childhood and adolescence can improve strength by 30-50 percent, increase bone density,  and self-esteem and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, childhood obesity, says a new study.

Inexpensive Sports Safety Precautions Can Help Prevent Costly Sports Injuries

A new survey reveals parents do not take advantage of some inexpensive protective sports gear, such as mouth guards, in many kids' sports. Since many oral sports injuries can be prevented by wearing mouth guards, why aren't more parents and kids getting the message?

High School Sports Safety Bill Becomes Law in Kentucky

A bill requiring all Kentucky high school coaches to complete a 10-hour sports first-aid and sports-safety training course and pass an exam before the 2009-2010 school year was  signed into law on March 24, 2009 by Kentucky governor Steve Beshear.

High School Sports Safety Law Passes Kentucky Legislature But Could Have Done Much More

A bill requiring all high school coaches to complete a 10-hour sports safety course and pass an exam before the 2009-2010 school year was passed this week by the Kentucky legislature, but not before important safety provisions were strippped from the bill.

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