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Coaches should tell players not to tackle or block with their heads or run head-down with the ball.
Most youngsters learn the basics of pedaling, steering and braking on a tricycle or "big wheel" cycle, and around age 4 are ready to try a two-wheeler with training wheels.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter safety
Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.
Activity can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke. It can also lessen feelings of depression, and boost confidence. As children get older, they often reduce their physical activity. Because of this, making activity a family priority is key.
A preparticipation exam may be required for any child who wants to take part in a school athletic activity or in an organized sports activity outside of school.
What is a contusion? A sprain? A strain? Find out more about these common sports injuries.
Got half an hour? Then you have time to boost your heart health and manage your weight.
Whether it's a twisted ankle, a shin splint or a strained muscle, when should you see a doctor for a sports injury?
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine now say that strength training is fine for kids, as long as they are supervised and don't try to lift too much weight.
It may not be always possible to avoid injury when playing sports, especially physical contact sports, but participants can help protect themselves by properly preparing before and after a game or practice session by warming up muscles and then stretching.
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