Sports Safety

Make sure your athlete is safe during sports with these tips and ideas. How to find the right gear and sports equipment and ways to know if your kid is pushing too hard. Plus: What you need to know about sports injuries.

Female Soccer Players Get the Most Concussions in High School Sports

New research shows that head injuries are now more common in girls' soccer than boys' football.

Concussion Doc: Don't Let Your Kids Play Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu says parents shouldn't let kids under the age of 18 play football.

Teach Your Kid How to Throw a Baseball Like a Pro

It's baseball season! Teach your kids how to get the ball to the base with these expert tips from Nicholas Caringi, Little League International senior director of operations and education in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

More Kids Get Injured in Flag Football Than Tackle, Study Says

New research flies in the face of the commonly-held belief that youth flag football is safer than tackle.

The Importance of (Multiple) Sports: Stop Specializing In Sports So Early

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently held an event with the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of introducing kids to a variety of athletic pursuits rather than committing exclusively to one.

Preventing Sports-Related Eye Injuries

Don't let an eye injury sideline your child.

Safety on Wheels

Scooters and skateboards pose significant risks to children. Take note of these safety guidelines.

Staggering Number of Kids Suffer from Undiagnosed Concussions Each Year, Study Says

Here's why it's a really big deal if your child suffers from a concussion without being diagnosed and treated.

5 Ways to Get Your Child into Winter Sports

This is an ideal time for your kid to strap on skis or skates. Help her glide along safely.

Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Ward off those sprains, strains, scrapes, and breaks.

5 Helmet Safety Tips

If your child skis or snowboards, a helmet reduces the risk of serious head injury. Before you hit the slopes, read these tips from Michael Berry, president of the National Ski Areas Association.

The NBA Has Released the First-Ever Set of Youth Basketball Participation Guidelines

These guidelines should help answer parents' concerns about early competitiveness and the pressure for early specialization in the sport.

5 Things Parents Can Do to Protect Sporty Kids From Injuries

Help prevent sports injuries in kids by paying attention to their recovery--and avoiding specializing in one activity too early.