Injury Prevention Resources

To help keep kids in the game for life, STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries targets the sports that have the highest rates of overuse and trauma injuries. Check out our helpful tip sheets to learn about how to stay safe when playing sports.

STOP Sports Injuries wants to be sure that you have all the information you need to keep kids in the game for life. Whether you are an athlete, coach, healthcare provider or parent, we have the sports injury prevention tips and tools to make sure safety is your first priority.

To help keep kids in the game for life, STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries targets the sports that have the highest rates of overuse and trauma injuries. Check out our helpful tip sheets to learn how to stay safe when playing sports.

View our injury prevention tip sheets by sport:

Baseball Inline Skating Sports Specialization
Basketball Lacrosse Surfing 1
Cheerleading Martial Arts Surfing 2
Cycling Rock Climbing Swimming
Dance Rowing Tennis
Field Hockey Rugby Throwing
Figure Skating         Running and Jogging Volleyball
Football Running for Youth Water Polo
Golf Skiing and Snowboarding         Wrestling
Gymnastics Soccer Youth Sports Priority
Ice Hockey Softball Youth Strength Training

The Toolkits below include sports injury prevention resources with the information you need to stay safe while playing sports. You will find helpful tips to know when play is too much and tips sheets by sport and type of injury. Download PDFs with the specific information that will be useful to you and help keep you in the game for life!

Athletes' Resources

The Athletes' Toolkit includes sports injury prevention resources with the information you need to stay safe while playing sports. You will find helpful tips to know when play is too much and tips sheets by sport and type of injury. Download PDFs with the specific information that will be useful to you and help keep you in the game for life!

When Play Is Too Much

Coaches' Resources

The Coaches' Toolkit includes sports injury prevention resources with the information you need to keep your athletes safe while playing sports. You will find helpful tips to work with difficult parents, tips sheets by sport and type of injury as well as posters and PowerPoint presentations. Download the specific information that will be useful to you and help keep kids in the game for life!

Difficult Parents
Teaching Kids

Consensus Statements
Pre-participation Evaluation Forms
Posters and Presentations

Healthcare Providers' Resources

The Healthcare Providers' Toolkit includes sports injury prevention resources with the information you need to keep your patients safe while playing sports. You will find helpful tips to talk to parents and athletes about sports injuries, tips sheets by sport and type of injury as well as posters and PowerPoint presentations. Download the specific information that will be useful to you and help keep kids in the game for life!

Talking to Parents

Consensus Statements
Pre-participation Evaluation Forms
Posters and Presentations

Parents' Resources

The Parents' Toolkit includes sports injury prevention resources with the information you need to keep your kids safe while playing sports. You will find helpful conversation starters to help you communicate with your athletes to know when play is too much as well as tips sheets to encourage success in your athlete as well as tips for specific sports and types of injury. Download the specific information that will be useful to you and help keep kids in the game for life!

Encouraging Success
Overuse Injuries
Too Much Play

Help us keep kids in the game for life!