NGO and charity committed to reducing injury in sport

Helping schools and clubs deliver safer sport and PE

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School and clubs are the front line of our mission to reduce the incidence and impact of injury that occur during sport, PE and physical activity. 

SportSmart has been developed to support the on-the-ground needs of PE teachers and sports coaches, provided at no cost. The programme includes tools, educational information and insights to prevent, monitor and manage injury – all while driving greater understanding of grassroots sport and trialling new protocols in the real world.  

Join us on our journey to help young people play sport safer, for longer.

RESPOND AND REPORT

  • Log injuries easily on the SportSmart platform, record an A&E visit or if a pupil was withdrawn due to injury
  • Respond quickly to potential concussion with our unique Head Injury Assessment tool
  • Automatically notify teachers, parents and other relevant staff when a head injury occurs
  • Build dashboard reports of incident and session data to improve understanding across the team and ongoing injury management

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Access live injury dashboards for an overview of injuries at your school or club, and track injury rate over time
  • Benefit from injury- and sports-specific advice, treatment protocols and insight, driven by dedicated research and in collaboration with Sports Governing Bodies
  • Understand an individual player’s exposure across school and club PE and sport with the Single Player View
  • Identify who’s had an injury before and so who might be more at risk before a session starts

RETURN TO PLAY

  • Benefit from recovery protocols and recommendations on the SportSmart platform
  • Reduce repeat injuries through managed player rehabilitation and return-to-play protocols
  • Manage return to play and reduce the risk of further injury
  • Enable qualified individuals to add medical diagnoses and treatment plans

RESOURCES

  • Enjoy the SportSmart Hub’s digestible, informative content and best practice information dealing with key issues in youth sport health
  • Share videos, podcasts and articles with other teachers, coaches, parents or players
  • Download content to use day to day in classes or at training

RESEARCH

  • Participate in pioneering real-world research, building our understanding of physical and mental health and helping us refine and deliver an effective strategy
  • Contribute anonymised data to Podium's landscape research study into youth sport health, delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford

Introducing SportSmart

What’s included?

PLATFORM & APP

Your simple, single solution to youth sports injury management.

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REAL-WORLD RESEARCH

Participate in research projects and provide real-world insights.

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SAFER SPORT

Find out more about our mission to create a safer world for sport.

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SPORTSMART HUB

A free hub of educational, best-practice and feature youth sport health-focused content

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what are the benefits?

At no cost

SportSmart is delivered to schools and clubs at no cost

Quick set up

Team training and seamless integration with existing school MIS systems

Use on the go

An easy-to-use injury tracking app, usable across devices

Unique insights

Data and dashboards to report and track injury progress and insights

Reduced injury risk

The tools to identify, prevent and manage who’s at risk

All in one place

Sport, PE and medical staff have access to pupils’ up-to-date injury information

Best practice materials

Educational tools, materials and insights from expert partners

Real-world research

Get involved in pioneering research and help us deliver change

A safer world of sport

Be part of helping young people playing sport safer, for longer

who we’re working with

We collaborate with schools and clubs across the UK to deliver safer sport.

“We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work in partnership with Podium Analytics and the work that they are undertaking to reduce the incidence and long-term impact of injury in sport is closely linked to our continued improvement as a sports department and comprehensive Academy.”

NEIL MOGGAN, DIRECTOR OF SPORT, HEALTH & PHSE, CITY ACADEMY NORWICH

What’s New

  • PRESS RELEASE
  • 03 Mar 2023

The Royal Ballet School and Podium Analytics announce partnership to reduce injury in youth ballet

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  • PRESS RELEASE
  • 20 Feb 2023

Podium Analytics and University of Bath launch research project to understand and manage growth spurt challenges in youth sport health

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  • PRESS RELEASE
  • 08 Feb 2023

Mental health and youth sport: charity Podium Analytics launches strategy to improve research, training and tools

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sportsmart faqs

How much does SportSmart cost?

SportSmart is fully funded and delivered at no cost to schools and clubs.

Who is SportSmart for?

SportSmart has been designed with coaches and PE teachers in mind, to help you deliver safer sport, PE and physical activity. The SportSmart platform includes functionality for first aiders and medical professionals.

How do I get involved?

To sign your school or club up to the SportSmart injury management platform, simply complete this form or email us at info@sportsmart.org and the team will be in touch to help you get up and running in three easy steps.

What do we do with player data?

Looking after your data is a key part of SportSmart. No named data collected through the app will be used without permission. For our broader landscape research, all data has certain information removed meaning that no individual, school or club, coach or teacher or parent/carer is identifiable. This process is called anonymisation.

Any specific research project will always require consent. If a school or club chooses to be involved in a specific research project, they will need to contact the parent/carer of player or, if over 18 the player themselves, directly and ask them if they are happy to participate. Only the data of those who have consented will be used for that specific project.

Each individual project will require its own explicit consent and a participant can remove that consent at any time by contacting dataprotection@podiumanalytics.org.

Want to find out more about how we use your data? Click here

Where is the data stored?

The data collected through  SportSmart is stored in Podium’s secure data lake. To find out more, click here

Can parents/carers and players see the information being recorded?

At the moment, information recorded in the injury management platform can only be accessed by school and club staff.

We are in the process of developing a player and parent/carer portal. This will allow parents/carers and over 18s to view any relevant incident reports and sessions quickly and easily.

How do I get involved in research projects?

The SportSmart team will share regular updates of new research projects that are underway. If your organisation is interested in taking part, you will be able to volunteer directly. The team will then be in touch with further details.