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Protecting the Health and Safety of the Whole Sports-Active Child

The Problem

The majority of concussions in sports go unreported



of youth athletes suffer emotional abuse playing sports





Emergency rooms visits for youth sports-related injuries


of youth sports injuries are from overuse. Half are preventable

Our Mission


Our mission is to provide youth sports stakeholders with comprehensive education, practical information, best practices and resources to keep all children safe physically, psychologically, and sexually while playing sports.

Providing Solutions

Educating Stakeholders

Promoting Best Practices

Working for Change

Safeguards for Children in Sports



Concussion Center

Health & Safety Channel

Letter from our Founding Executive Director

Video of the Day

When there is no athletic trainer or other trained health care professional on the sports sideline, the rule for parents and coaches whenever an athlete takes a big hit to the head or there are any signs or symptoms of a concussion is very simple: they are done for the day, says neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore...