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Sports Safety Articles

From avoiding dehydration to protecting yourself against injury, we’ve got advice to keep you safe and healthy in every sport you play. Our sports medicine experts want kids to explore the world around them and keep them safe during their sports and outdoor adventures.

Check out the latest articles on sports safety from our sports medicine experts.

Sports Dehydration Safety Tips

Sports Dehydration Safety Tips

To keep kids in top shape for sports, it’s important for them to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Learn more about how to keep kids properly hydrated while they're playing sports and staying active.

 

Gymnastic Safety Tips

Gymnastic Safety Tips

Gymnastics is a vigorous sport that can lead to building some of the most dynamic young athletes in the world and, at the same time, results in more injuries than most people realize. Almost half of the injuries occur with hand springs and flips; as the learning of these skills is a process of repeated failures and falls.


Common Volleyball Injuries in Young Athletes

Common Volleyball Injuries in Young Athletes

Second to only soccer, volleyball has one of the highest participation rates worldwide, including both indoor and beach volleyball. It is one of the unique team sports that has evolved into two distinct Olympic events–indoor and beach. 

How to Stay Safe in Winter SportsHow to Stay Safe in Winter Sports

Winter recreational activities provide all of us – adults and children – with a ton of fun, but along ice skating, snowboarding, snow tubing, snowmobiling and many other snow sports. Here are some quick winter sports tips to help ensure keep everyone safe as you and your children head outdoors. 

 

Is CrossFit Safe for Kids?Is CrossFit Safe for Kids?

CrossFit has now become extremely popular among all ages, as it can be “scaled down” to fit the needs of each person depending on their physical condition and skill level. And since 2004, CrossFit Kids gyms have made their way across the U.S.


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