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Register for a Virtual Conversation on Returning to Youth Sports Safely Amid COVID-19
July 16, 2020

As we cautiously navigate reopening youth sports in the face of COVID-19, it is critical that the well-being of kids and teens and safety from both infection and injury are top priorities. 

PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is hosting a free virtual conversation entitled "Returning to Youth Sports Safely Amid COVID-19" for coaches, athletic and school administrators, athletic trainers, sports medicine pediatricians, and parents.

Sports medicine pediatricians and personnel from CHOP's Minds Matter Concussion Research team will join infectious disease experts to discuss why kids and teens should return to sports and how it can be done safely. Alongside developing COVID-19 insights and data, this discussion will be informed by CHOP's Return to Youth Sports Reference Guides.

Discussion Points:

  • Benefits of youth sports on children’s overall growth and development
  • Health and safety factors to consider before getting back on the field
  • Changes to implement to protect coaches and players


David Rubin, MD, MSCE

Director of PolicyLab at CHOP and Attending Physician at CHOP


Susan Coffin, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases and Attending Physician at CHOP

Katherine Easby MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Trainer at CHOP's Sports Medicine and Performance Center

Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM

Sports Medicine Pediatrician at CHOP's Sports Medicine and Performance Center

Christina Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FACSM

Sports Medicine Pediatrician at CHOP's Sports Medicine and Performance Center, Co-Director of CHOP's Minds Matter Concussion Program

Jon Solomon

Editorial Director of the Sports & Society Program at the Aspen Institute

Date and Time

July 22, 2020
2:00-3:30 PM EST

Registration and Information

Click here to learn more and to register.