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 “Coaches have a great responsibility. Each of us is truly a guardian of our athletes’ well-being. Remember that every professional coach was at one time, like you, a volunteer coach that wanted to share their knowledge of the game. Make care and prevention part of that knowledge. Join me in ensuring that the coaching profession keeps the public’s trust for generations to come. Coach Safely!”

- Bill Clark, Head Football Coach, UAB

YOUTH SPORTS INJURIES ARE COMMON
BUT PREVENTABLE

The largest and most vulnerable population of recreational athletes is aged 14 and younger with nearly 60 million estimated athletes — and growing. Unfortunately, injuries to youth athletes are often misunderstood or underplayed, leading to lasting repercussions to health and athleticism. 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4 million youth sports injuries occur each year. With nearly 60,000 coaches of recreational sports in Alabama alone, it’s becoming increasingly crucial to educate and train coaches on the warning signs of youth sports injury for prevention and treatment. 

The CDC also notes that 50% of these injuries are preventable.

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