Teach children how to prevent a sports injury, including staying hydrated, warming up with exercises and stretching, protecting injury-prone areas like pitching arms and knees, and getting plenty of rest between games and throughout the year.

Children's Health

Teach children how to prevent a sports injury, including staying hydrated, warming up with exercises and stretching, protecting injury-prone areas like pitching arms and knees, and getting plenty of rest between games and throughout the year. Injured athletes also may not report how they're feeling because they're worried they will let down their team, coach or parents if they ask to sit out a game or in practice. Speaking up about an injury can help ensure the child suffers no serious, long-term effects — and can return to play sooner.

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