injury prevention

injury prevention

Youth Sports and Fitness Injury Prevention

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Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services provides training and guidance on youth sports injury prevention and proper equipment fitting for coaches, parents, staff, and players to mitigate risk of injury. Sports injuries is one of the leading causes of child injury. Understanding the risks and knowing how to reduce injuries from sports and recreation activities is a step toward a safer sports and recreation experience. Taking part in sports and recreation activities is an important part of a healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids. However, more than 2.6 million children 0-19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. There are steps we can take to help our kids stay safe on the field, the court, or wherever they play or participate in sports and recreation activities.