When children are involved in sports at a young age, they learn valuable fundamentals in team work, dedication and discipline that be carried into their teen and adult years as well as applying these skills into their daily lives.
As children are constantly growing, their bodies may not be as proportioned which can lead to some issues with coordination or even the child overestimating their abilities to perform certain tasks which could ultimately lead them to injury. Our Snellville chiropractors believe there are some ways to avoid serious injury, and here’s how
When purchasing equipment for a sport, speak to the child’s coach to find out what is exactly needed and ensure that the proper size has been purchased to allow the equipment to protect the child correctly. Wearing a helmet to big could be dangerous as it could fall off or hinder the child’s sight lines when running causing them to fall. Regardless of the sport, always make sure the child’s shoes are tied properly before the start of each game.
Always make sure that the area in which the child is playing is safe. Be cautious of holes in the ground or areas where they could potentially fall and injure themselves.
Be mindful of the coaches abilities and ask if they have plans in place in case of injuries. Someone should always be trained in first aid in the event that an emergency was to occur. The coach should always keep in mind the safety of their players and put that first above all else.
Your child may want to try just about everything and that is okay as long as they are in good physical health and can keep up with the sport they choose. If you have any concerns, always check with your doctor to make sure your child is ready for the sport they choose.
Always make sure that your child is prepared for their game. Eating healthy prior to a game can give them the strength and energy that they need. Also, always make sure they have enough water in their water bottles to keep themselves hydrated.
Keeping children active and involved in sports is not only beneficial for them physically but also provides them with ideals and concepts that they can carry over into their everyday life. If your child is looking to start a sport and you have any questions or are in need of some other guidance, call our Snellville chiropractic office today at (404) 889-8826 for more information!