National Youth Sports Health and Safety

10/11/2011 10:20


Following a survey that highlighted the importance of sport for young people and the need for more work to ensure safety, Sanford Health and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) will partner to create the research-based National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute (NYSHSI), USA.


The Institute will initially focus on four key areas:


  • Mild traumatic brain injury/concussion;
  • Heat illness and injury;
  • Overuse/overload and injury risk; and
  • Unique clinical conditions in youth athletic populations.


A new website,, will provide information, links and evidence-based resources for youth athletes, medical professionals and others involved in youth sports.


To read more about the new Institute, please click here.