Coaches Curriculum Toolkit

There is a growing epidemic of preventable youth sports injuries that are dismantling kids' athletic hopes and dreams at an early age. The mission of STOP Sports Injuries is simple: Keeping kids out of the operating room and in the game for life. Created by Nathan Littauer Hospital (Gloversville, NY) in partnership with STOP Sports Injuries, this curriculum serves to help all coaches and parents learn about preventing overuse and traumatic injuries in youth athletics.


We hope by completing the training provided in this curriculum, you will:

  • Learn the basics of athletic overuse and traumatic injury prevention and identification
  • Organize other trainings for coaches and parents in your area
  • Have open dialogue with parents and coaches on the problem of sports injuries
  • Spread awareness of the national STOP Sports Injuries program


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About STOP Sports Injuries

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) initiated STOP Sports Injuries in 2010 to prevent overuse and trauma injuries among young athletes. Founding partner organizations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Athletic Trainers' Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Sports Physical Therapy Section, and SAFE Kids USA. Today, more than 600 other local and national organizations have taken the pledge to prevent youth sports injuries.