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How to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

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Hydrate

Your child should drink water before physical activity and get regular water breaks—about every 20 minutes or so. Kids are at a higher risk of heat illness than adults, since they have a lower sweating capacity and produce more metabolic heat.

It’s also crucial that parents and coaches know how to identify the signs and symptoms of heat illness, including nausea, dizziness and a high body temperature.