Join in the STOP Sports Injuries movement and become an official participating professional health organization by downloading a brief agreement and filling out the form below. This form signifies that your organization meets the designated criteria and that your organization will promote the activities to help address sports trauma and overuse prevention.
There are many other ways that health organizations can be involved in the campaign, but the outlined participation agreement provides a basic foundation upon which professional health organizations can promote athletic safety as part of their activities. Review the starter list of involvement activities and ideas and then develop additional ways to promote injury prevention as a part of youth sports.
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Current Participating Health Organizations
Click below for more information on the organizations who have joined our team to become advocates for sports safety:
The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators
The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) was formed in 1987 to address the increasing athleticism of cheerleading and minimize risk through specific skill restrictions and coaches educations. The AACCA developed the AACCA Cheerleading Safety Manual and corresponding course to inform coaches of their responsibilities in regard to safety. We work with the NCAA, the NFHS, many state high school athletics associations as well as several other youth sports related associations to increase safety awareness in cheerleading. Safety rules, course information and tips for preventing and reducing injury are available at www.aacca.org.
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) was founded in 1986. With about 1200 members, it has emerged as the largest applied sport and exercise psychology organization in the world.
- -AASP promotes the science and practice of sport and exercise psychology.
- -AASP advocates the application of psychological principle that have been supported by research, in sport and exercise.
- -AASP is interdisciplinary, drawing from the fields of exercise and sport science as well as psychology.
- -AASP provide opportunities to share information related to theory development, research, and the provision of psychological services to consumers.
- -AASP is member-driven: Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide grass roots leadership and the elected members of the Executive Board conduct the business of AASP.
- -AASP is a leader in promoting and enhancing professional standards in the field of sport and exercise psychology.
Academy for Sports Dentistry
Mission Statement: The Academy for Sports Dentistry is an organization dedicated to health and fitness through education, service and research pertaining to the prevention and treatment of sports related orofacial injuries and diseases.
The Academy for Sports Dentistry was founded in 1983 in San Antonio, Texas, as a forum for dentists, physicians, trainers, coaches, dental technicians, and educators interested in exchanging ideas related to sports dentistry and the dental needs of athletes at risk to sports' injuries. Activities include the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research on the prevention of dental injuries to athletes.The Academy boasts an international membership of over 600 members, many of whom are former athletes involved in a wide variety of research activities or with a strong interest in this field of study.
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
The mission of AOASM is to:
Sponsor, promote and encourage research and study in the art and practice of osteopathic sports medicine for the purpose of benefiting mankind, and advancing the learning and understanding of the profession and to advance the knowledge and understanding of sports medicine and to encourage and instruct osteopathic physicians and surgeons with a dedicated interest in sports medicine and the structural relationship to health and disease.
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international orthopaedic sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. AOSSM members initiated the development of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign in 2008.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
With more than 36,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients of all ages and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments, injury prevention and related issues. An advocate for improved care, the Academy and its members work to improve musculoskeletal health, stimulate research and improve people's quality of life.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has approximately 60,000 members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and many other countries. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 34,000 members are board-certified and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is a multi-disciplinary organization of physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, collaboration and fellowship within the field of Sports Medicine. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is now comprised of over 1500 Sports Medicine Physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting.
Argentine Association of Sports Traumatology
History of the Argentine Association of Sports Traumatology
A group of traumatologists in the sports medicine area grouped together, as appears in the minutes book on October 2, 1986, as a result of the invitation of the authorities of the Argentine Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology, where a meeting was held in order to create the "Sports Traumatology" Division.
In said Meeting the by-laws was read and the first Board of Directors was appointed that, by vote of those presents, was presided by Enrique Defillippis Novoa, who was the first president of the AAST.
On October 5, 1992, the Argentine Association of Sports Traumatology was created as a non-profit civil entity, with clear purposes where each President left its legacy.
Former Presidents Lencina, Denari and Paus were representatives of this Association and founding members of the SLARD (Latin-American Association of Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology).
The AAST Journal was first published as Vol. 1. N 1. in 1994 and it was undoubtedly a very important step. After 14 years of publication, it is the way to keep in touch with the medical community. The first prologue was written by Dr. Manuel Piñeyro, who stated: "This publication was a very important step towards the AAST development, and it can be said that it has reached adulthood".
As from 1997, the annual sports traumatology specialist course started and still continues with more attendees each year.
Later, in 2003 Arnoldo Albero, incorporated the Sports Kinesiology and Related Sciences Division to this Association, widening its participation and enriching everyone.
In 2005 Ricardo Coppolecchia fulfilled on of the biggest objectives that was to incorporate the Medical Division of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) as a part of the AAST, to the extent that the Meeting was jointly held with the AFA.
In the Meeting in 2007, there were 350 participants and the attendance of Dr. John Bergfeld (Clevelad Clinic), Dr. Luis Vargas (University of Miami) and Dr. Jose Vilarrubias (Spain).
In 2010 we conducted a combined meeting with the Latinamerican Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Sports (SLARD), the Argentine Association of Arthroscopy (AAA) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). There were 1200 participants and the attendance of recognized professionals from Latin America and the United States.
National Athletic Trainers' Association
Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 33,000 members worldwide today. The mission of the National Athletic Trainers' Association is to enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession. Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
National Strength and Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a nonprofit, educational organization established in 1978 that provides resources and opportunities for professionals in strength and conditioning and related fields. It serves as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of strength training and conditioning and personal training information and is recognized as the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning for improved physical performance. With more than 30,000 members located in 52 countries, the NSCA draws upon its vast network of coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, educators, researchers and physicians to develop and present the most up-to-date information on strength training and conditioning and personal training practices, injury prevention and research findings.
Sports Physical Therapy Section
The Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) is a component member of the American Physical Therapy Association, which provides a common forum for members of the Association with an interest in sports physical therapy. The Section was founded in 1973. At the time of application for section status, it was composed of seventy-five members who shared a common interest in sports. The SPTS has grown tremendously in the past two decades and is the third largest section among the parent organization's eighteen specialty sections. By providing a common forum for physical therapists with an interest in sports physical therapy, the SPTS serves to broaden the field of physical therapy. Emphasis in this specialty area of physical therapy includes, but may not be limited to: performance enhancement, recognition and management of active sports injuries, treatment, rehabilitation, and research of sports injuries.
California Athletic Trainers' Association
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the provision of physical medicine and rehabilitation services, serving as physician extenders in the prevention, assessment and treatment of acute and chronic injuries and illnesses. The California Athletic Trainers' Association (http://www.ca-at.org) represents and supports 2,200 members of the athletic training profession through communication and education.
For the past seven years, the CATA has been working to pass legislature that would ensure the safety of youth athletes. This past January, the CATA working with Assemblymembers Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward and Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, presented AB 1647, a bill in the California State Capital calling for increased safety precautions for young athletes.
The bill aims to protect kids from catastrophic injuries due to concussions, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness and other traumatic injuries.
The bill also calls for stricter regulations on who can call themselves an "athletic trainer." Currently, California is one of only three states without a system of checks and balances to regulate the athletic training profession, meaning anyone can label him/herself an athletic trainer without holding the proper credentials or having the necessary education – giving athletes, parents and coaches a false sense of safety and leaving athletes at risk for injury or worse.
Our ultimate goal is to have a certified athletic trainer in every high school.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) has as its mission the development and implementation of the highest quality education of pediatric orthopaedists thereby assuring the best possible care of musculoskeletal pediatric patients. POSNA will endeavor to become the focal point and authoritative source on such care through appropriate alliances with other related organizations and through research that will lead to evidence based patient care.
Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society
The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is dedicated to the twin propositions of professional excellence through continuing education, and a desire to share its knowledge about the proper care of athletes and non-athletes with those around us.
Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council
Founded in 1983, the Youth Sports Research Council (YSRC) is a division of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The YSRC develops, synthesizes, and disseminates empirical information about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents.
Since 1986, the YSRC has worked with the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) to provide safety training to over 200,000 volunteer youth sports coaches throughout New Jersey. The YSRC offers a variety of continuing education programs for coaches, parents, recreation directors, and administrators of youth sports leagues:
The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness For Educating Today's Youth ™ ) is a three-hour orientation program that meets the "Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs" and provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer coaches under the "Little League Law" (2A:62A-6 et. seq.).
The Rutgers S.P.O.R.T. Program (Supportive Parents on the Right Track ™ ) is a one-hour program designed to help parents maximize the benefits of their children's participation in organized athletics and to address the issues which often lead to conflict among committed adults.
The Clinician's Workshop™ is an award-winning instructor training course designed to teach recreation directors and youth sports administrators the fundamentals of implementing YSRC educational programs.
Those who believe that youth sports can have a profound effect upon the youth of our nation must also realize that such influence depends heavily upon the quality of the adult leadership. Supportive adults need not only the knowledge and skills to conduct safe and enjoyable sports programs, but also the value systems that allow them to realize that healthy child development - not the outcome of the competition - is the most important part of their sports programs.
Developing the Child Inside the Athlete
Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Mission: The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is dedicated to keeping people of all ages physically active through orthopaedic research and education in the areas of arthritis, healing, rehabilitation, and injury prevention.
Founded in 1988 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. J. Richard Steadman, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute is an independent, tax-exempt (IRS code 501(c)(3)) charitable organization, employing scientists, researchers, fellows, visiting scholars, and interns. The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is known throughout the world for our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic disorders. We are committed to solving orthopaedic problems that limit an individual's ability to maintain an active life.
Our research perspective is based on clinical relevance, with a goal of improving the care of the patient. Recognizing that the body's innate healing powers can be harnessed and manipulated to improve the healing process has led to exciting advances in surgical techniques, such as microfracture and innovative rehabilitation developed by Dr. Richard Steadman, and validated at our Institute. Today, the Institute is recognized worldwide for Dr. Marc Philippon's pioneering research for the treatment of sports related injuries to the hip.
Our Primary Areas of Research and Education are:
- Basic Science Research - undertakes biological studies, at the cellular level, to investigate the causes and effects of degenerative arthritis, techniques of cartilage regeneration, and basic biological healing processes.
- Clinical Research - conducts evidence- or outcomes-based research using actual clinical data that aids both physicians and patients in making better and more informed treatment decisions.
- Biomechanics Research - studies dynamic joint function using motion analysis, computer modeling and dual-plane fluoroscopy imaging in an effort to understand injury mechanisms and to enhance rehabilitation techniques and outcomes.
- Imaging Research - develops and evaluates noninvasive imaging techniques of the joints for the purpose of directing and monitoring clinical treatment and outcomes and to enhance the clinical relevance of Biomechanics Research.
- Education and Fellowship Program- administers and coordinates the physicians-in-residence fellowship training program, hosts conferences and international medical meetings, and produces and distributes publications and teaching visual media.
We collect data and publish clinical research results on knees, hips, shoulders, spine and imaging and have become one of the most published and innovative organizations in sports medicine research and education. Our findings are published in relevant peer reviewed scientific and medical journals and our research results are presented at medical meetings worldwide.
Philanthropic gifts are used to advance scientific research and to support scholarly academic programs that train physicians for the future. Through our Fellowship and Visiting Scholar programs, the Institute has now built a network of more than 180 Fellows and Visiting Scholars worldwide who share the advanced ideas and communicate the concepts they learned in Vail to their patient base.
The Hughston Foundation
The Hughston Foundation is a 501 (c) nonprofit research and education organization that seeks to find new and better ways to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Since our founding in 1968, we have helped improve the skill and knowledge of literally hundreds of orthopaedists and physicians through residency and fellowship programs, and helped advance the science of orthopaedics through a wide range of clinical research. The Hughston Foundation has also provided support for regional high school athletics for more than 60 years.
The Foundation building houses a library; departments of Medical Research, Medical Writing, Medical Illustration and Photography, and Medical Television; and it is home to the editorial office of the Journal of Athletic Training, the official journal of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The Foundation's Surgical Education Center is a fully equipped bioskills laboratory located on the second floor of the Foundation building. The lab contains the latest in arthroscopy equipment and allows for hands-on training to build on existing skills or to learn and develop new techniques in arthroscopic surgery. The Foundation staff works with medical professionals, not only on the Hughston campus, but also nationally and internationally to discover new innovative orthopedic techniques and share ways to improve the health, fitness, and overall well-being of people.
The Hughston Foundation Mission
The Hughston Foundation is dedicated to helping people of all ages and skill levels attain the highest possible levels of musculoskeletal health, physical activity, and work readiness by
- • Providing national and internal leadership in orthopaedic and sports medicine research, education, and communication; and by
- • Developing innovative concepts that help to advance the practice of orthopaedic surgery.
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PODIATRIC SPORTS MEDICINE'S CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine is dedicated to the delivery of quality, contemporary medical education to enhance the practitioner's ability to deliver a higher standard of care in the areas of podiatric sports medicine.
The topics covered by our courses will vary depending on the current standard of care, treatments and techniques supported by the medical literature, and the needs expressed by the podiatric community. These topics will include conservative, sports medicine and surgical innovations and techniques, as well as practice management related issues.
Our target audience is currently practicing Podiatric Physicians. Residents and students are also welcome to attend our courses.
General Types of Activities & Services Provided:
A diverse variety of educational activities will be utilized to best provide a thorough educational experience. This may include lecture format (e.g. classroom lecture), hands-on workshop format, and case presentations. These courses usually last a few hours.
Continuing education courses serve multiple functions. Attendees will be expected to achieve specific course objectives that will further their knowledge and skills resulting in improved patient care. Secondly, these courses will motivate attendees to further investigate new ideas and techniques on their own. Lastly, the attendees will partially be able to satisfy the required continuing medical education units needed for their respective state licensing by participating in courses sponsored by an institution with a sole mission of medical education.
The Hawkins Foundation
The Hawkins Foundation is dedicated to ongoing orthopaedic research, medical advances and education to ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
The CATA is a progressive not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and delivery of highest quality care to active individuals through injury prevention, emergency services and rehabilitative techniques.
We stress the importance of prevention and awareness for sports injuries.
American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness
The ACA Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness is a professional and educational non-profit organization with a growing membership of active chiropractors. The ACA Sports Council attracts doctors from across the U.S. and around the world, who desire to become more directly involved with developing and promoting the treatment of athletes.
American Kinesiotherapy Association
The mission of the AKTA is to promote Kinesiotherapy and improve recognition of the profession through the pursuit of legislation and public relations. The AKTA will serve the interests of its members and will work to enhance the standard of care provided by Kinesiotherapists through educational opportunities.
Kinesiotherapists provide sub-acute or post-acute rehabilitative therapy focusing on therapeutic exercise, reconditioning and physical education. Kinesiotherapists emphasize the psychological as well as physical benefits of therapeutic exercise for rehabilitation.
American Optometric Association
As the premier authority in the optometric profession, the American Optometric Association (AOA) leads the way in its mission of improving the quality and availability of eye and vision care everywhere. With more than 36,000 members serving nearly 6,500 American communities, AOA helps optometrists provide two thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.
Founded in July 1978, the mission of the AOA Sports Vision Section (SVS) is to advance the quality and delivery of optometric sports vision care through education, injury prevention, and enhancement of the visual performance of athletes.
The CACTIS Foundation
The CACTIS Foundation (CACTIS), a 501 (c) 3 organization, is a unique entity focused on community-based and research oriented preclinical and early phase clinical trials and education for the advancement of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
The initial CACTIS programs are in oncology, molecular imaging, orthopaedics and sports medicine, with a significant attention to addressing health care delivery disparities.
Chicago Sports Medicine Society
Chicago Sports Medicine Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of the most up-to-date and relevant sports medicine information from the most qualified professionals in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics
The Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics (ICWA) is a community benefit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life within its community of members and partners through wellness programs aimed at the physical, emotional, and mental well being of the children, youth, adults, elders and families of New Mexico. All programs focus on injury prevention and performance enhancement.
Sports Legacy Institute
SLI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to solving the concussion crisis in sports and the military through medical research, treatment, and education and prevention. The initial vision of SLI was to formalize the groundbreaking neuropathological research, which was a necessary first step in developing treatment and a cure. That vision was achieved when SLI partnered with Boston University School of Medicine in September, 2008, to form the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (BU CSTE). While continuing to support the CSTE, now works to translate our new knowledge into programs that will allow sports to be played more safely. SLI makes sports safer through grassroots educational programs including SLI Advanced Concussion Training and SLICE, the Concussion Coalition model in Chicago and California, policy developing including the SLI Concussion Checklist and Hit CountTM Initiative, and continue to raise awareness through the media.
Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition
The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition is a multi-disciplinary coalition of approximately 100 private and public organizations focused on reducing and preventing injuries among Lee County residents and visitors.
Our members include health and safety agencies, educators, governments and volunteers, including emergency medical services, fire and rescue agencies, law enforcement agencies, hospital outreach programs, health agencies, and public and private schools. Since 1995, LCIPC has been working to deliver a unified safety message, provide valuable safety-related resources and offer education and training related to injury prevention.
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is the national medical specialty association representing more than 8,000 physicians who are specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).
A physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, also known as a physiatrist, is a medical doctor who is a nerve, muscle, bone and brain expert who diagnoses and treats injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of injuries related to sporting activities. AAPM&R members are very involved in treating sports injuries and helping their patients prevent future injuries.
Collegiate and Professionals Sports Dietitians Association
We are a group of professionals who work in the trenches with collegiate and professional athletes and tactical personnel. We provide nutrition education for elite populations that desire to improve performance on the field, court or in the military.
Texas Society of Sports Medicine
The Texas Society of Sports Medicine (TSSM) is a statewide organization of orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, team physicians, athletic trainers, coaches and physician assistants. TSSM members work closely with many other sports medicine specialists and clinicians to improve the identification, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
The TSSM works in concert with the Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA), the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) and other sports medicine societies nationwide. The Society continues to sponsor college scholarships administered by the SWATA.
Texas Orthopaedic Association
The Texas Orthopaedic Association strives to assure the citizens of Texas excellence in musculoskeletal health by uniting orthopaedic surgeons and promoting the highest professional, ethical and moral standards. Learn more about us.
International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
IADMS enhances the health, well-being, training, and performance of dancers by cultivating educational, medical, and scientific excellence. IADMS strives to promote an international network of communication between dance and medicine. To this end, membership and conference participation is recruited internationally from both fields.
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Founded in 1956, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society is a non-profit membership organization providing educational opportunities and grassroots advocacy for orthopaedic surgeons.
Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Otopedia y Traumatología (SPOT)
The Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Ortopedia y Traumatología - SPOT (Puerto Rico Orthopaedic Society) is a not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients of all ages and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the SPOT are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, treatments, injury prevention and related issues.
An advocate for improved care, the SPOT and its members work to improve musculoskeletal health, and improve people's quality of life.
Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand
Mission for Active New Zealanders: "Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand promotes safe participation in physical activity, exercise, recreation and sport for participants of all ages and abilities for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and for optimal sporting performance."
Mission for Members: "SPNZ’s mission is to empower our members in the provision of quality sports physiotherapy services to participants of all ages and abilities involved in sport, exercise and recreation through the promotion of excellence in education, research, clinical practice and specialisation."
International Institute of Race Medicine
Our goal is to provide the highest level of medical care offered at all types of road race or large scale athletic events.
The International Institute of Race Medicine, (formally ARRMS) has been established to provide educational materials and act as a resource for all medical professionals, including: physicians, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, EMS personnel, physician assistants, and others who work or volunteer at any road or bike race from the 5k to the ultra-marathon.
Many of the founding members of IIRM have been at the forefront of “running medicine.” They have consistently ushered in new and innovative approaches to the medical services provided at all types of large scale athletic events.
IIRM provides assistance with: Education programs highlighting proven medical standards and protocols Operational planning and logistics for all types of distance events Development and coordination of research projects that will improve our standards of care Act as a clearing house for all events and medical professionals involved in the care of athletes involved in road races, bike events, triathlons, and even charity walks.