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Youth Sports Safety Resources

Literature Cited:

[1]Tammelin T, Nayha S, Hills AP, Jarvelin M-R. Adolescent participation in sports and adult physical activity.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine  2003 Jan; 24(1):2-28.

[2] Koester MC.  Youth sports: a pediatrician’s perspective on coaching and injury prevention.  Journal of Athletic Training 2000;35(4):466-470.

[3]American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Position Statement (1135): Trampolines and Trampoline Safety.  June 2005.  Available at:

[4] American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football (Press Release). 07/27/2009. Available at: Accessed 5 August 2009.

[5] Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness.  Injuries in youth soccer: a subject review. American Academy of Pediatrics.  Pediatrics. 2000 Mar;105(3 Pt 1):659-61.  Available at:;105/3/659.pdf.

Other Reference:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Childhood Sports Injuries and Their Prevention: A Guide for Parents with Ideas for Kids. NIH Publication No. 06-4821. Available at: Accessed 5 August 2009.

Written and compiled by Kyla Boyse, RN.  Reviewed by Amy Miller, MD.

Updated August 2009

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