Safe Kids USA and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) are sponsoring a national education campaign on Youth Sports Safety, which builds on a national awareness program initiated in 2010. The goal of this campaign is to provide parents, coaches and league organizers the knowledge and skills essential to help keep children safe in sports.

Kids Sports Safety Week highlights the importances of not only safety for young athletes, but also how important it is for coaches and referees as "professionals" to identify potential injures and take proper steps to treat and prevent when possible.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 3.5 million children age 14 and under are treated for sports-related injuries each year, and as many as half of these injuries are preventable.

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