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There is a wonderful organization called the National Center for Sports Safety. This organization is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and its purpose is to promote the importance of injury prevention and safety on all levels of youth sports through education and research.

With all of the recent publicity over sports injuries and coaches overworking young athletes, this organization provides a wonderful opportunity for the education of parents, coaches, and the athletes. They provide a course called "PREPARE" which teaches sports first aid so common injuries are less likely to occur and are treated appropriately when they do happen.

The goal of the National Center for Sports Safety is to decrease the number of sports injuries by helping youth and high school sporting events become safer venues through Emergency Action Planning. If you are a high school coach, the parent of a high school athlete, or a high school athlete, I encourage to get involved with the National Center for Sports Safety.

6 Comments

  1. Gravatar for Steve Lombardi

    Jon, Does the NPCS collect data on those sports with the most injuries and the types of injuries?

  2. Gravatar for Steve Lombardi

    Hello Again, we are digging out of or at least waiting for warmer weather to get us out from under one of the worst ice storms I can recall in recent history. I asked the question because your readers might want to know the answer to the question. I do.

  3. Gravatar for Facebook User

    Jon,

    First off, thank you for the post about NCSS. As the Chairman of the organization, we really appreciate your interest and creating awareness for the pandemic which is circulating around youth sports, which is catastrophic injuries.

    Please let us know if we can get you any additional information or assist any of your readers.

  4. Gravatar for Jon Lewis

    Thank you for your comments. I would like to know a couple of things: Does the NPCS collect data on those sports with the most injuries and the types of injuries? If so, can we get that information and pass it along?

    Additionally, we add guest bloggers to our site. Would you like to be a guest blogger on http://birmingham.injuryboard.com?

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