Promotes safety and the decrease of risk factors through better equipment, facilities, and knowledge of the mechanism of injury. Experts of various disciplines present their research, clinical experiences, data collections, and the application of their accumulated experiences and knowledge. 27 peer-reviewed papers on epidemiology; risk factors; mechanism of injury; and protective equipment applications. Covers a broad spectrum of sporting activities including ice hockey, football, baseball, swimming and diving, equestrian, soccer, gymnastics. Playing facilities, playing, and protective equipment are also addressed.