How to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

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When in Doubt, Sit It Out

If you’re not positive that a child is injured, play it safe and make sure she's taken out of the game. “It’s one game, or one practice, and a child will likely forget it five years from now,” says Hansen, “but a real sports injury that’s not treated properly can sideline a child for years.”

No matter what sport your child plays, make sure she stays safe—and has plenty of fun at the same time.