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5 Simple Ways to Prevent Kids’ Sports Injuries

Is it me or has the news lately been filled with sport related injuries and death. I mean you can’t turn on the TV without hearing about a kid that succumbed to injuries he suffered from a game. Hoping these tips will help a parent in preventing sports injuries with their child.

No parent should ever have to bury their child. I can’t even imagine going through such tragedy. It’s scary and makes me want to put my girls in a bubble. However, that isn’t realistic.

5 Simple Ways to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

5 Simple Ways to Prevent Kids’ Sports Injuries

  1. Get a sport physical. Our team requires the kids to get a full physical from the family physician. Although it could sometimes be a pain, it’s necessary to make sure there isn’t an underlying issue before embarking on strenuous physical activities.
  2. Make sure the kids warm up and stretch before and after each game. When my daughter started playing soccer, I thought it was weird that the coach would get the girls together and made sure they stretched after a game. I didn’t understand the importance, so I asked why he deem it necessary especially when they’ve been running around the field. His response, stretching will help reset their body to it’s natural position and posture.
    Ways to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries
  3. Wear the right gear. Having the right gear could be the difference between a great game and an emergency visit to the ER. With my daughter playing soccer, that means cleats, shin guards, socks, and a protective head gear. We’ve been testing out the ExoShield Head Guard and Bodyshield Leg Guard. I am hoping it helps in significantly reducing the force of impact in case she gets hit by a ball.  She doesn’t have a mouth guard, but I am seriously considering getting one for her.
  4. Learn and use the proper techniques.To stay safe, it’s important to know the rules of the game. This includes learning the basic game techniques to avoid potential mishap on the field.
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  5. Stay hydrated. Encourage your little one to drink before, during and the game. I know mine is always worried about having to go to the bathroom, but I would rather she leaves the game midway than having an issue later down the road.

Hope these tips are helpful in keeping your little ones protected, so you can confidently send her out onto the soccer field.

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36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. Tammy Woodall

    September 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I visited the site http://www.storelli.com and Storelli provides great products to help protect yourself and prevent injuries while playing soccer.

  2. Jamie

    September 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

    It was great to see how many different ways that there are to prevent injury. With all of the stuff in the news lately, we all have to keep up with this type of thing for our kids, and ourselves!

  3. Nicole Kim The Blogger

    September 30, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I had a Helicopter Mom and one thing she did that I always loved and wanted to do when my Son was young and I still inspire to do is keep the medicine cabinet stocked with Mercurochrome, iodine, bandages and a host of other things like neosporin just to name a few.

  4. wen budro

    October 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I learned that 10% of soccer injuries occur above the shoulder. Their protective gear looks awesome.

  5. Gervie Barczyk

    October 1, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I have learned that 50% of soccer players miss at least game a year due to injury.

  6. Betsy Rubendall Barnes

    October 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I learned that Storelli technology is ngineered to reduce extreme levels of impact, the gear is to absorb the force that other players try to inflict on you 🙂

  7. Jorge Granda

    October 2, 2015 at 5:38 am

    There are a lot of cool products on the market for soccer players.

  8. Valencia

    October 2, 2015 at 7:28 am

    I learned that 21% of soccer injuries occur nowhere near the feet.

  9. veronica lee

    October 2, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I learned that over 65% of soccer injuries affect lower limbs.

  10. Janel

    October 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    21% of soccer injuries occur nowhere near the feet.

  11. Edmond

    October 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm

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  12. Bessamy

    October 2, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    I have learned there is an item to protect almost any body part. Amazing.

  13. FRANK

    October 3, 2015 at 12:24 am

    I learned that 10% of soccer injuries occur above the shoulder.

  14. Nancy Hilderbrand

    October 3, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I always knew that most sports were dangerous. It is a good thing equipment is made to help their issues.

  15. veronica lee

    October 3, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I learned that their leg sleeve protects the area on the side of the leg not covered by shin pads, while holding the shin pads comfortably in place without the need for constant manual adjustments or tape

  16. Janel

    October 3, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Learned that 10% of soccer injures occur above the shoulder.

  17. Bonny McDevitt

    October 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I learned that I should really get my daughter the EXOSHIELD HEAD GUARD! Love it!

  18. Karla R.

    October 3, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I learned that 21% of soccer injuries occur nowhere near the feet.

  19. Debbie B

    October 4, 2015 at 12:12 am

    i learned that over 65& of soccer injuries affect lower limbs

  20. Kimberly Hilbert

    October 4, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I love the eco shield head guard as well as the shirt that protects your body.

  21. veronica lee

    October 4, 2015 at 8:12 am

    I learned that the Exoshield HeadGuard was specifically designed to provide protection against impact to the head and to reduce the incidence of cuts and bruises to covered areas.

  22. Terri S

    October 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I learned that over 65% of soccer injuries affect lower limbs.

  23. Denise S

    October 4, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I learned 21% of soccer injuries occur nowhere near your feet.

  24. Patricia M

    October 4, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    50% of soccer player miss at least on game because of injuries.

  25. veronica lee

    October 5, 2015 at 8:07 am

    I learned that 10% of soccer injuries occur above the shoulder

  26. Carol

    October 5, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I learned that 10% of soccer injuries occur above the shoulder. Their protective gear looks awesome.

  27. veronica lee

    October 6, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I learned that the EXOSHIELD GLADIATOR PRO GLOVES are designed for Gladiators who demand heavy duty protection and grip during highly competitive match play

  28. Michelle Boor

    October 7, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I learned 21% of soccer injuries happen no where near the feet

  29. veronica lee

    October 7, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I learned that the EXOSHIELD GLADIATOR ELITE GLOVES are designed for competitive goalkeepers who want robust finger and thumb protection coupled with grippy, high-grade Super-Soft Storelli latex for both games and practices.

  30. Nell Jennings

    October 7, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Drinking plenty of water is super important.

  31. Carrie Smith

    October 7, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I learned that they are a fearless company, and how protective the PORON XRD material is!

  32. Deborah G.

    October 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I learned Over 65% of soccer injuries affect lower limbs!

  33. veronica lee

    October 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I learned that 21% of soccer injuries occur nowhere near your feet.

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    October 8, 2015 at 9:08 am

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  35. Sharon

    October 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Storelli has protective gear that helps prevent soccer injuries from the head,body and lower limbs.

  36. veronica lee

    October 8, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I learned that Storelli soccer Slider and Compression Shorts protect against contusions or abrasion with light-weight mobility.

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