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National Youth Sports Safety Month

 

National Youth Sports Safety Month

 

During the spring and summer, children will engage in many sports. From soccer, volleyball, and track, to rollerblading and riding a bike, children must always protect themselves. When participating in these sports, always have the proper clothing and shoes, and make sure to stretch to prevent injuries. Below you will find a few safety tips to ensure you have an injury free spring and summer.

 

·         Bicycles

          o   Use a helmet, and knee and elbow pads

·         Baseball and Softball

o   Use a batting helmet with facemask

o   Cleats

o   Mouth guard

o   Elbow guards

o   Cup (for boys)

o   Shin guards (Catchers)

·         Soccer

o   Shin guards

o   Cleats

o   Mouth guard

·         Volleyball

o   Knee pads

o   Mouth guard

o   Lightweight shoes with ankle/arch support

 

For additional information please visit www.seattlechildrens.org