Sports Medicine: Sports Safety Handouts
Participating in sports is great for children and teens both physically and psychologically. Sports can increase physical coordination, fitness, and self-esteem. Children who participate in sports also can learn about teamwork and self-discipline.
However, because their bodies are still growing and their coordination is still developing, children are more susceptible to sports injuries. Approximately 3.5 million adolescents ages 14 and under are treated for sports-related injuries each year. Half of all of those injuries can be prevented with proper use of safety gear, changes to the playing environment, and the establishment of sports rules that help prevent injuries.
Read more about safety and how it relates specifically to the following popular sports: