PROTECTING DEVELOPING BODIES: Children and adolescents are especially prone to sports-related injuries because of their developing bodies. It's important for parents to know that the more contact in a sport, the greater the risk of injury. Most injuries occur to ligaments, tendons and muscles, and only about five percent of sports injuries involve broken bones, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, in children, areas where bones are growing are at a higher risk for injury during rapid periods of growth.
PROTECTING DEVELOPING BODIES: To prevent injuries, make sure your child or adolescent:
Wears appropriate gear
Uses proper technique during play
Follows the rules of the game
It's also immensely important to prevent heat injury by encouraging your child to drink plenty of water before, during and after play.
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