Children love their sports and we, as parents, love to watch them play.
Unfortunately, each and every year, over a million children are seen in emergency rooms for some sort of sports injury.
We need to do everything we can to protect our children and prevent injuries on the field of play.
The following is a list of things that parents and coaches can do to help cut down on these sports-related injuries:
- Have your child seen by a doctor for a presports physical exam
- Be sure to supply water for both practices and games
- Make sure that you child has time to warm up before activitiesTry to see that your child participates in different sports, so that he/she doesn’t overuse the same muscles continuously
- Encourage the coaches to become certified in CPR and general first aid.