6th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit

DFW Airport Marriot North - Irving, Texas
March 1 – 2, 2015

Join us for the 6th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit (YSSS) – one of the year’s key youth sports safety events for parents, administrators, legislators, health care providers and media.

Hosted by the Youth Sports Safety Alliance (YSSA) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the YSSS provides the most up to date youth sports safety information from industry leaders.  This year’s focus is Navigating the Athletic Health Care System. Attendees will leave understanding their vital role in the health care system and equipped with the knowledge and resources to keep young athletes healthy and safe in their homes, schools, neighborhoods and workplace.

Some of the key topics included in this year’s program include:

  • Creating Lifetime Athletes with Dr. James Andrews
  • Myths and Controversies in equipment safety, cardiac arrest, diet and energy, and the affordability of proper medical care in a high school.
  • Emphasis Prevention: a panel discussion on how those outside the school can help prevent injuries to youth athletes
  • Health Care in the Secondary School: a look at the health care system within secondary schools
  • Immediate Care: a panel discussion on acute care for youth athletes outside of the school

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.  Please contact Ellen Satlof for information about membership (


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


Previous Summits

5th Youth Sports Safety Summit - Rethinking Youth Athlete Safety and need for a Culture Change
March 10-11 - 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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