A safe cheerleading program will include direct adult supervision, proper conditioning, skills training and warm-up exercises.
Keep Your Child Athlete Off the Disabled List
Each year, about one in 10 children receives medical treatment for a sports injury. Here’s how to protect your young sports star from concussions, sprains, fractures, and more.
Little League Goes to Bat for Safety
Pitchers ages 10 and under can throw no more than 75 pitches a game. After that, they can't pitch until they rest for four days.
Make Variety a Goal in Kids' Sports
Children should avoid specializing in a sport until they reach adolescence, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. Reason: for every prodigy who becomes a successful athlete, thousands of youths suffer physically or psychologically from being pushed to compete at a young age.
Mouthguards are important to help protect your child's mouth and teeth from serious injury.
Protecting Your Child from Sports Injuries
Most children depend on recreational and school sports for exercise and fun. But too many young athletes suffer needless injuries.
Sports Eye Safety Is No Game
Sports is the leading cause of school-age children's eye injuries, but most of those injuries are preventable.
Sports Safety - Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries. By far, the most common injuries are sprains and strains.
Sports Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
High-risk situations include faulty or ill-fitting safety gear and equipment, lack of adult supervision, and an unsafe playing environment.
Safety gear should be sport-specific and may include such items as goggles, mouthguards, shin-elbow-knee pads, and helmets. The safety gear worn by a child should fit properly.
Tips for Preventing an ACL Knee Ligament Injury
The ACL is most often stretched or torn (or both) by a sudden twisting motion -- when, for example, your feet are planted one way and your knees are turned another.