Tips of the Trade
Always wear a helmet while playing dangerous sports
Always try your best, and be the person you want to be
Never skip stretching, remember this could lead to serious injuries
Use proper footwear, remember misuse of this could get you in big trouble!
Stretch Before Playing.
Find out if your coach has a consistent stretching program to reduce the chance of pulled muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Practice Sport-Specific Activities Before The Season Begins.
Just get out in the yard and kick around the soccer ball with yourself. Before baseball season, play catch on the lawn. These simple ideas ease the your muscles into condition.
Use Proper Footwear.
You don't have to let yourself talk you into buying the most expensive Air Jordans, but shoes should fit well and provide support. Let younger siblings wear hand-me-downs only if you are sure they fit properly.
Use A Mouth guard.
Basketball players lose the most teeth. Soccer, hockey, and baseball players are prone to facial injuries too. In football, where mouthguards are mandatory, teeth injuries have become rare. Mouthguards also act as shock absorbers and protect against neck and jaw injuries.
Eat A Balanced, Healthy Diet.
Remember kids eating a healthy important breakfast ,or diet can be important. The difference of being on a diet or not could save you a lot of injuries.
Wear A Helmet.
Most parents do not require you to wear helmets when bicycling, even though head injuries can be serious or even fatal. Helmets can significantly reduce head injuries among bicyclists, in-line skaters, downhill skiers, horseback riders and rock climbers.
Wear Appropriate Protective Gear.
Injuries among in-line skaters are soaring. Helmets, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards are recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Tell your parents to model safe habits by wearing protective gear too. In soccer, hockey and football, wear recommended protective equipment even at practices.
Know The Playing Field Terrain.
Sprained ankles are often caused by holes, sprinkler heads, and other unmarked obstacles on playing fields. Encourage your coach to inspect the field for dangers.
Let Kids Be Kids.
Last but not least, remember that sports for young children should be enjoyable experiences which build character, improve coordination, and teach teamwork. Overemphasizing winning and making children play when injured will not benefit the child in the long run.