Injury Prevention

Sports

Playing sports like baseball, soccer and basketball is really fun. But when you are playing sports, it’s important to be careful so you don’t get hurt. You’re still growing up, and your bones and muscles aren’t as strong as they will be when you’re older. Here are some things you can do to keep from getting hurt:

  • Warm up before playing and cool down when you are done. This can be done by doing an exercise like jumping jacks or jogging.
  • Know and play by the rules of the sport.
  • Don’t play if you feel sick, hurt or too tired.
  • Know how to use the sports gear.
  • Wear safety gear at all times.
  • Drink lots of water – before, during and after you play.
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat to prevent sunburn.
  • Tell your coach if you get hurt while playing.
Last Update
March 7, 2008
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