1. Allow for stoppages and delays of game for the purposes of hydration, drinking plenty of liquids and player substitutions. 2. Consider notifying families at least 24 hours in advance to allow for proper hydration before the game even begins. 3. Make sure that kids are wearing sunscreen and have
Most goal post related injuries in youth soccer happen when a child or adult climbs on or hangs from the crossbar of an unsecured, unattended or improperly anchored goal, causing the goal to tip over. Even something as simple as a gust of wind can topple an unsecured goal. To
Healthy carbohydrates from veggies, fruits and grains (such as cereal, pasta and whole grain bread) are a great source of fuel for an active body. These foods help sustain energy and replenish the body after a good workout. Children also need protein from foods like fish, chicken, milk, eggs and
Healthy Place Millions of young athletes every year crowd playing fields, eager to take on new challenges and begin their long and exciting journey to becoming healthy and active adults. But not everyone is so eager to play sports. In fact, there are many kids who see organized sports and
Despite increased awareness, bullying continues to be a problem with children at all ages. Research by the National Center for Educational Statistics has confirmed that one-third of all kids are bullied at school each day and this torment can continue onto the soccer fields. Bullying can have long-term effects on
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries in youth soccer. They can happen after a quick change of direction, stepping in a hole or when cleats don’t fit just right. Though the average ankle sprain doesn’t require much recovery time, there are also
Golf carts or utility task vehicle (UTVs) make it easier for youth sports volunteers and league staff to perform a multitude of tasks. However, the safe use and storage of these vehicles should be primary for any volunteer or employee operating them. Here are five tips for staying safe with
American Heart Association Between the classroom, soccer offseason and hanging out at home, a child’s habits often don’t promote healthy living. Doctors recommend that kids should exercise for at least an hour a day, every day, to stay healthy. Fortunately, there are many ways for parents to solve that problem.