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Sports Safety

  • Cheerleading Safety
    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
    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.
  • Sports Safety--Prevention
    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.