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A Parent's Guide to Sports Injury Prevention  External Link

Kids who play sports will get hurt – that’s a fact. Learn how parents and coaches can help protect kids’ joints, reducing the risk of injury and cutting the chance of developing osteoarthritis later.... Details >

Arthritis Foundation  External Link

Childhood Sports Injuries and Their Prevention: A Guide for Parents with Ideas for Kids

This fact sheet is written to educate parents about the risks of injury to children who play sports and what to do to prevent a sport-related injury. The document discusses some of the most popular sp... Details >

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Children and sports: Choices for all ages  External Link

Children's sports promote fitness and prevent obesity, but not all children thrive in formal leagues. Help your child find the right sport and venue — school, recreation center or backyard.... Details >

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research  External Link

Directory of Sports Organizations for Athletes with Disabilities  External Link

This directory contains resources for athletes with disabilities who wish to engage in sports competitions and activities, and for physiatrists and the general public who would like to volunteer with ... Details >

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  External Link

Find a Certified Professional: American College of Sports Medicine  External Link

This directory lists individuals who maintain and active American College of Sports Medicine certification or registry status, including personal trainers, health fitness instructors, exercise special... Details >

American College of Sports Medicine  External Link

Find a Sports Dentist  External Link

This site provides a database to search for sport dentists throughout the United States.... Details >

Academy for Sports Dentistry  External Link

Frequently Asked Questions: Sports Dentistry and Mouthguards  External Link

This site provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about mouthguards and membership information.... Details >

Academy for Sports Dentistry  External Link

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports

Concussions can happen to any athlete—male or female—in any sport. Coaches, athletic directors and trainers play a key role in helping to prevent concussion and in managing it properly if it occurs. T... Details >

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Program Locator: Special Olympics  External Link

Special Olympics is a grass-roots movement that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities and provides year-round sports training and athlete competition through more than 200 Programs in 15... Details >

Special Olympics   External Link

Resources of Health and Fitness Organizations

This list of health and fitness organizations is offered on, the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information website of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sp... Details >

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Tobacco-Free Sports Initiatives

The popularity of youth sports in the United States continues to explode. That is why sports activities are great ways to reach our nation’s young people with information about how to make important h... Details >

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Women's Sports Foundation   External Link

Whether you're a wide-eyed rookie or a seasoned veteran, here you'll find the resources you need to take you to the top of your game. Peruse desciptions of over 100 sports and fitness activities or re... Details >

Women's Sports Foundation  External Link