How to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports
See a Doctor
Before beginning any organized sport, your child should visit a doctor for a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE). Although you may think that your child is in perfect health, the doctor will be able to detect any underlying conditions your child may have that can impact her safety in a given sport. The Safe Kids website has a free copy of the PPE form, which you can bring in to your doctor on the day of the exam.