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The Safe Stars Initiative

A new rating system called the Safe Stars Initiative allows parents to check and see if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety procedures.

The program was created by the Tennessee Department of Health and the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) at The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Safe Stars is the nation’s first statewide safety rating system for all types of youth leagues. Participation by sports leagues is voluntary.

Coaches and parents can encourage their sports leagues to join the initiative and boost the commitment to safety in youth sports.

Visit the Tennessee Department of Health to get more information on the Safe Stars Initiative.

Eligibility Requirements


How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Apply Online
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

All Ages of Children