Protection For Your Sports Loving Kids
Posted by Nancy on August 12, 2011
Most kids seem to enjoy playing sports and while there is a wide range in the offerings from which they may choose, most have inherent risks involved. In certain sports the risks are minimal while in others they are much more prevalent. Whatever sport your child chooses to be involved with there are things a parent become aware of that can reduce the potential for accident and injury.
Soccer is a much loved sport of American children who often can be seen kicking a soccer ball around at the early ages of 3,4, or 5. Besides the normal cuts and bruises that often accompany the physicality of this sport there are also occasional reports of more serious injuries such as sprains and fractures. The number of these injuries are reduced as the kids learn correct techniques for playing the game such as the advisability of keeping their knees aligned directly over their toes when landing after a jump to prevent excess stress on their joints. It is strongly suggested that participants wear shin guards to reduce the incidence of bruises and that they should wear shoes that are designed for this particular sport which will provide increased stability.
Football is an obvious favorite in the world of sports and each year a huge number of young boys become involved in this activity. While the game of football is fast-paced and exciting, it is also the source of a great many injuries to young athletes. Sprains and pulled muscles are almost routine in football and the more serious injuries of torn ligaments and concussions are becoming more prevalent. Proper equipment is very important for those who are playing this sport. Propertly designed football helmets, mouth guards and pads are required. Pads are available for shoulders, chest, forearms, elbows, knees, thighs and shins.
Sports are an important aspect of growing up for a great many individuals and numerous benefits are associated with the various sporting activities. Minimizing the risks involved in sports is critical for those whose children participate in sporting activities.