*Time change: Hey folks – I was mistaken about the time for this Tweet Chat on sports injuries. It seems the chat is scheduled for today at noon east coast time. Sorry for the mix up and thanks to Joe for letting me know!

Parenting a young athlete means I’m always on the look out for resources that can help me make smart decisions for (and with) my son about his health and safety. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon a chat on Twitter about youth sports injuries and that’s how I discovered STOP Sports Injuries.

STOP Sports Injuries was born out of a need to prevent athletic overuse and trauma injuries in children. With organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, SAFE Kids USA and a whole host of other coalition members and partners, I think this organization can do a lot to help families, coaches and athletes involved in sports.

Organized sports are an important part of my son’s childhood. Sports have introduced him to some of his closest friends. He’s learning respect, responsibility and teamwork through sports. And his pediatrician loves the health benefits he gets from physical activity. For all these reasons, I can get behind STOP Sports Injuries’ aspiration to “keep kids in the game for life.”

There’s going to be another Twitter chat on Wednesday, April 25th starting at 8:00 p.m. east coast time. The chat will focus on concussions (a pretty important topic for this hockey mom.) If you’re on Twitter, you can join the discussion by following the #SportsSafety hashtag and following @SportsSafety.

Hope to see you there!


4 thoughts on “Just STOP

  1. Hi Michelle, and thanks for your great article! I am moderating the Tweet Chat today and just stumbled on this – it is actually at 12 PM ET/11 CT. We hope you are still able to join us.

  2. Hi Joe – Thanks for the heads up! Based on Twitter conversations, I was under the impression the discussion would be in the evening. Sadly, I won’t be able to join you all. If you’re going to put together a transcript of the discussion, I’d love to see it. Have a great Tweet Chat!

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