Sports Injuries and Kids – 5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe During The Season

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When playing sports, a child can have a lot of fun, get in great shape and meet new friends. Sadly, some kids end up with serious long-term injuries. While this is the case for many kids, it is easy to prevent most issues. With this in mind, here are five ways to keep your kids safe during the season.

Gear

Whether one plays football, baseball or soccer, they must wear the right protective gear. With helmets, the best cleats and other items, one can avoid tripping and falling. Furthermore, with a helmet, a kid will avoid concussions most of the time. Remember, when buying safety gear, a parent must sit down with the child and try it on for size. Without a doubt, with the right safety equipment, one can avoid most painful problems.

Realistic

It is wise for a parent to help his or her child choose the best sport. While little kids love football, some are too small. It may hurt to tell a child that he is too little, but it will prevent serious and painful injuries in the future. Remember, if a child is 90 pounds, he should not play football with kids who are much larger.

Only through leagues

It is easy for a kid to find a basketball court or soccer field and start playing. Other times, children will play tackle football in a field. To avoid injuries and other issues, a father or mother should restrict his or her children to playing in leagues. When doing so, one will play the right way and avoid getting hurt from an improper tackle.

Practice with them

A mom or dad should play sports with their kids. By going outside with the child, one can play catch or practice routine drills. This will help a kid when he or she will play with others. With enough practice, one can get better at a sport and avoid injuries in the process.

Watch the kid

In the past, many parents let their kids play too rough. While it is easy to allow boys to play hard, it is wise to watch them. Without a doubt, a young kid will hide injuries and try to continue playing, and it is up to the parent to step in.

If a child suffers an injury while playing sports, a parent should contact Dietrich Law. By doing so, one can get the needed compensation to pay for the hospital bills and doctors’ visits.

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  • Almen Cavin March 31, 2014, 8:58 am

    Injury is a part and parcel of sports and most of the time it is unavoidable. But parents needs to ensure that their kids must wear proper safety gears and keep the check on a minor injuries.

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    • Amy LeForge April 2, 2014, 12:28 am

      Amen and amen, Almen. Seems like the older they get, the harder it is to keep up with them on safety though. I’m hoping that my boys don’t have to suffer major injury to learn to be careful.

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