Safety Tips For Your Little Athlete

Before you head out to your little one’s game this weekend, check out these safety tips recommended by CHOC Children’s, in recognition of Youth Sports Safety Month:

• Make sure your child keeps hydrated.
• Have your child wear the proper gear for their sport.
• Don’t forget the sunscreen.
• Ensure that your child warms up before the game.
• Remind your son or daughter to treat other athletes and coaches with respect.
• Encourage good sportsmanship; emphasize learning and being part of a team are more important than winning.
• Check with coaches to make sure the team/program has emergency protocols in place.
• Most importantly, remind them to have fun!

For more sports safety guidelines, please click here: http://www.choc.org/healthlibrary/topic.cfm?pageid=P02994.

To learn about the CHOC Children’s Sports Medicine Program, which offers young athletes unrivaled services for their sports-related injuries, click here: http://www.choc.org/orthopaedics/index.cfm?id=P00184 .

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