if your children are not playing or competing in
sports at a professional level, they are yet prone
to injuries. Therefore while playing any sport,
one must take utmost care and know of all the safety
procedures before hand. As a parent, it is very
beneficial to know the causes, prevention as well
as medication and treatment of sport injuries, so
that your child may be safe and well looked after.
Even though your child may be alert and take utmost
care while playing any sport, one needs to remember
that in most sports that are team games, your child
is playing with other individuals who may be bigger
or smaller in weight and size and all their reflexes
may work at different levels. Further as children
grow up, an element of force and strength does get
involved in these games.
||Usage of the correct
sport equipment :
right safety gear for any sport should be
worn by all children be it helmets, mouth
guards, shin guards or even protective eye
wear. Protective equipment should be purchased
from the right stores and should be of a particular
standard to ensure that they really do provide
some safety. Further once purchased, the equipment
should be carefully maintained to ensure that
when the time comes, they perform their function
/ courts / surfaces should also be well maintained
should be no ruts, ditches or mud humps on
the field that may cause your child to fall
and injure himself or herself.
||Need for adult
activities in particular need proper adult
supervision by a certified coach. The coach
should also ensure certain rules and playing
etiquette that promote safety on the court.
The coach or trainer should be trained in
first aid as
well as sports injuries.
your child to play a sport :
that your child is prepared mentally and physically
to play a particular sport before he goes
out onto the field. The necessary physical
training should be given. Ensure proper warm
up exercises and that your child knows how
to play the sport before going in for matches.
Such precautionary measures will not only
protect your child and prevent him from injuries
but will also enable him / her to have fun
while playing the sport.