April is Youth Sports Safety Month
Why Focus on Youth Sports?
About 1.24 million kids receive emergency room care for sports-related injuries each year in the U.S. That’s 3,400 kids each day!
About 90% of student athletes say they’ve been injured while playing a sport.
Taking part in sports and recreation activities is an important part of a healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids. But injuries can, and do, occur.
Thankfully, there are steps that parents can take to help make sure kids stay safe on the field, the court, or wherever they play or participate in sports and recreation activities. Thanks to safekids.org for this list!