Wellness/Prevention: 6 Tips For Injury Prevention In Young Athletes

Wellness/Prevention: 6 Tips For Injury Prevention In Young Athletes:

  1. Take at least 1 day off a week to give your body time to recover.
  2. Take breaks to reduce risk of injury and prevent heat illness.
  3. Use correct gear that is right for the sport and fits properly, and don’t assume because you are wearing protective gear you can perform more dangerous and risky things.
  4. Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after exercise to avoid heat illness. Coaches should reduce or stop practices when heat or humidity is high.
  5. Use proper technique at all times.
  6. Coaches should play it safe and enforce strict rules against head-first sliding, spearing, and body checking, and stop the activity if there is any pain.

American Academy of Pediatrics