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.

Parents Abuse Kid Athletes Just As Much as Coaches and It Needs to Stop

As a mom of an athlete, news that professional runner Mary Cain was emotionally and physically abused by famous coach Alberto Salazar didn’t surprise me. What shocks me though is that we continue to encourage this type of “coaching” even from parents.
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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.
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Could a New Football Helmet Test Protect Your Kids From Concussions?

Football is notoriously dangerous. But could this new standard of testing in helmets make them protective against concussions? 
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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.
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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!
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Concussion Expert's Warning: Avoid These Six Sports For Your Kids

The big six are football, ice hockey, rugby, wrestling, boxing, and mixed martial arts. But lacrosse and soccer are dangerous, too.
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More Sports Safety

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.
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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.
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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.