7th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center - Alexandria, VA
March 14-15, 2016

Hosted by the Youth Sports Safety Alliance with support of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Youth Sports Safety Summit provides the perfect opportunity to discuss youth athlete safety with industry leaders.  Learn risk mitigation techniques, crisis management strategies and best practices for injury prevention. Network with like-minded individuals who share your passion for sports and safety. Arrive early to attend our CPR Certification Course and Welcome Reception.  For more information or to register, visit Youth Sports Safety Summit

If your organization is not a member of the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, it is not too late to join.  Apply for membership today!

Thanks again for your interest in keeping kids healthy and active!


Previous Summits

6th Youth Sports Safety Summit - Navigating the Health Care System
March 1-2, 2015 - Dallas, TX.

The Summit is hosted by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Youth Sports Safety Alliance (YSSA), comprising nearly 200 sport and health organizations committeed to keeping young athletes safe.  James Andrews, MD, internationally acclaimed orthopedic surgeon and founding partnet and medical director for the renowned Andrews Institute, gave the keynote address.  

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5th Youth Sports Safety Summit - Rethinking Youth Athlete Safety and need for a Culture Change
March 10-11, 2014 - Washington, D.C.


The Alliance has now held five national Youth Sports Safety Summits. Beginning in January 2010, member organizations, legislators, legislative staff and the media have come together to learn about latest trends, and to network and commit to further action.

This annual conference is proving critical to keeping the public’s attention focused on ALL sports injuries, especially catastrophic and fatal events.  Attendance aims to help educate policymakers and the public about sudden cardiac arrest, exertional heat illness and sickling, cervical spine and organ injuries, as well as concussion.  

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4th Youth Sports Safety Summit - National Action Plan for Sports Safety
February 5-6, 2013 - Washington, D.C.

More than 100 Alliance members gathered to finalize the National Action Plan for Sports Safety and take it to Capitol Hill to speak to members of Congress about the Plan.  Members asked their Congressional representatives to support H. Res. 72, the Secondary School Athletes’ Bill of Rights. 

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Preventing Sudden Death in Youth Sports
December 6, 2011 - Washington, D.C.

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) hosted its third annual Youth Sports Safety Summit on December 6, 2011, to provide additional medical insights, case histories and a call to action to improve the safety and care of youth sports athletes. Sixty-five sports and health organizations supported the program as part of the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, with the collective effort of promoting increased education, research and legislation.

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One Year Later: Report Card on the Youth Sports Safety Crisis
December 7, 2010 - Washington, D.C.

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) spearheaded the Alliance to Address the Youth Sport Safety Crisis in America and created a call to action to reaise awareness, advance legislation and improve medical care for your athletes across the country. We were gratified that 30 eminent organizations showed their support by jining the Alliance and that the January 2010 Summit was such a success.

What's happened since January 12th? Fortunately, a great deal.

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Summit on the Youth Sports Savety Crisis in America
January 12, 2010 - Sacramento, CA

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the catastrophic athletic injuries and illnesses among young athletes in the United States, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) spearheaded the Alliance to Address the Youth Sports Safety Crisis in America with the support of 29 other leading health care and sports organizations. The group’s summit in Sacramento today is designed to raise awareness about youth sports safety and promote legislation to improve health care for young athletes.

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