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Sports Safety Tips

By Safe Kids Worldwide, 07/18/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Encourage athletes to tell coaches, parents or another adult about any pain, injury or illness they may have during or after any practices or games. 

Participation in sports offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children. We know that one of the worst things for kids is being on the sidelines with an injury. As parents and coaches, there are simple things we can do to help reduce preventable injuries – so our kids can continue playing the games they love.

Prepare Kids for the Demands of Playing a Sport

  • Before playing organized sports, make sure your child receives a pre-participation physical exam, or PPE, performed by a doctor, or a nurse practitioner or qualified clinician under the supervision of a physician.