School Sports Safety
Nearly 30 million children participate in organized sports each year and every year 3.5 million children are treated for sports injuries. There are many general practices that can help families and their children prevent a majority of these sports related injuries, however many of them are often ignored and overlooked. The sports medicine team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago along with Kohl’s Cares has put together a really fun and informative sports safety graphic along with a guide of general tips for preventing common injuries for children participating in school sports. The school sports safety guide and graphic can be seen here (https://www.luriechildrens.
Kohl’s Cares’ sports medicine team is dedicated to teaching children and adolescents how to prevent sports-related injuries and good sports-related health practices. Learn how you can help your children stay off of the bench and on the field, injury-free, by reading our advice below.
Sport & Injury-Specific Advice
For sport-specific information, read over their guidance on the following topics:
- Concussion evaluation
- Heading the soccer ball
- Injury prevention for pitchers
- Knee Injury Prevention Program (KIPP)
- Neuropsychologic testing
- Sports nutrition
- Strength training
- Tennis injury prevention
About the School Sports Safety Program
Kohl’s Cares has developed the School Sports Safety initiative with the Kohl’s Cares Play it Safe program to help prevent athletic injuries in children and adolescents. Learn more at https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/kohls-cares/Pages/sports-safety.aspx