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
With youth soccer participation at an all-time high, it’s important to avoid the potential dangers of dropping off and picking up your player. When parking lots get crowded, kids are rushing around to make their games and cars are zooming around for parking spots, make safety the number one concern.
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
Injuries can happen at the worst possible times: shortly after the opening whistle of the first game of the season, at practice just before the championship game or just as a player is hitting their stride. To reduce the chance of getting injured, keep the following nine tips in mind:
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
Most people never experience a concussion in soccer or if they do, they may not even know they had one. But identifying and properly treating a concussion is something to take very seriously in order to avoid complications in the future. The types of symptoms a kid could experience from
Center for Disease Control Aside from being one of the most dangerous injuries a young athlete can suffer, concussions are also hard to recognize and can have negative long term effects. Symptoms can show up immediately, hours, days or sometimes even months after the bump, blow or jolt that caused