How to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

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Choose an Educated Coach

All coaches should be trained in first aid and CPR. They should also learn the signs and symptoms of heat illnesses (from mild dehydration to heat stroke), concussions and injuries that occur most in their sport. Parents should be aware of these signs and symptoms as well.

Inform your coach of your child's medical conditions, such as asthma or heart problems, allergy information and the phone number of your child’s doctor.