Youth Sports and COVID-19

Play informed sports and recreation through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Youth athletes, parents, coaches and health care professionals all play important roles in keeping sports as safe as possible during these times. 


Play Informed Sports and Recreation through the Pandemic:
Education Sessions for Parents, Guardians and Community Leaders

Register to attend three upcoming educational events hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). These events are designed to help parents, guardians and community leaders make informed decisions about sports participation during the pandemic. Reserve your seat for the opportunity to talk with leading medical experts in pediatrics, sports medicine and athletic training on the state of safety in sport and COVID-19. Submit your questions to join the discussion. 


Session One: Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Sports Participation during the Pandemic   

During this session, attendees will learn about the risks and benefits of playing sports during the pandemic, including the physical, mental and psychosocial effects in youth athletes. This session will help parents make an informed decision about sports participation and better understand the risk factors in sport and COVID-19

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM CST

Cost: Free 

Click here to register for Session One


Session two: Safety Precautions for You and Your Team   

 During this session, attendees will learn about safety precautions that families and youth athletes should take prior to participation and before, during and after a practice or game. Attendees will also gain an understanding of what health and safety precautions that they should expect from their school or team, including use of face coverings and how to address concerns with school or team leaders. 

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM CST

Cost: Free 

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Session three: Navigating Sports during COVID-19 for Elite Athletes  

Youth athletes who are approaching graduation and advancing to more elite levels of play, such as collegiate athletics, face unique circumstances during the pandemic.  Panelists will discuss challenges and concerns related to schedule changes, detraining and the transition to college campuses. 

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM CST

Cost: Free 

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Along with the National Athletic Trainers' Association, this information was developed jointly by:​

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