Young Athletes Academy

The Stanford Children’s Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center created the Young Athletes Academy to provide quick, accessible and specialized medical care for Bay Area young athletes, as individuals or as part of a school or club team. The Young Athletes Academy’s mission is to encourage young people to engage in physical activity while limiting the risks of injury, maximizing performance, and ensuring safe return to play after injury. Our mission is accomplished through our prevention, education, and research programs as well as access to our extensive Orthopedic and Sports Medicine care team. 

Services provided by the Young Athletes Academy include:

  • Sideline sports medicine care
  • Access to specialty care
  • Pre-participation physical evaluations
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Educational opportunities
  • Small group and one-on-one athlete development training to help young athletes prevent and recover from injuries and improve performance

For more information, contact the Young Athletes Academy at

Sports Medicine

Kids play hard and don’t like being on the sidelines. Our team of sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers work with kids of all ages to minimize the risk of injury and time away from sports.

From concussion testing and treatment to minimally invasive procedures for sports injuries, Stanford Children’s Health sports medicine specialists keep kids performing at their best whether they’re on the court, field, track, stage or in the pool.

Our Sports Medicine Program is part of Stanford Children’s Health Orthopedic Center. It is comprised of experts with specialized fellowship training in sports medicine and pediatrics, making it a young athlete’s optimal choice for injury prevention, recovery and maximum performance. Our Motion and Sports Performance Laboratory is equipped with dynamic motion-capture technology that measures and records the force and motion of joints, helping us make data-driven, customized recommendations to help improve performance, prevent injuries and recover quickly and safely. Additionally, the program’s multidisciplinary team collaborates with specialists outside of sports medicine to provide athletes with comprehensive support.