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.

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Here's What To Consider When Your Kid Wants To Cheer
Season 2 of Netflix's 'Cheer' covered Jerry Harris' arrest and the abuse he committed. Experts weighed in on what parents should expect from cheerleading programs and red flags to be on the lookout for.
Youth Sports & COVID-19: The Want, the Will, and the Hope to Play
Youth athletics are essential for the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our children. They can continue safely, even during a pandemic, and it's up to parents, coaches, and educators to make that possible. We pay tribute to one high school that has worked diligently to maintain its sports programs, in spite of shut-downs and quarantines, and share resources and tips to model their determination in your own community.
Your Child's Lack of Coordination May Be an Undiagnosed But Treatable Medical Condition
If your child is struggling on the sports field, it may have nothing to do with their skillset. Here's what experts want parents with young athletes to look out for.
Lead Pediatricians Weigh in on Just How Safe Kids' Sports Can Be During the Pandemic
As parents and kids grapple with a variety of back-to-school challenges, the American Academy of Pediatrics is sharing their opinion on returning to sports.
Should You Let Your Kid Play Football? Experts Weigh In
With questions of football's safety on the rise, it's easy for parents to worry if they should let their kids play. Experts weigh in and offer ways to keep your little athletes out of harm's way.
You Might Rethink Letting Your Kids Play Football, Thanks to This Study
A new study has identified dangers associated with playing football before age 12—it's worth considering if your kids want to join the team!

More Sports Safety

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.
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.