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Legal Duties Owed Participants In Youth Sports Programs

James C. Koslowski of the National Recreation and Parks Association believes that participants in youth programs are owed the following legal duties...

What Should A Sports First Aid Kit Contain?

No youth sports team or competition should be without a first aid kit designed to treat the most common injuries and illnesses that might be encountered.

Parents Need To Be Proactive To Reduce Risk of Youth Sports Injuries

Parents need to be pro-active about safety by insisting that the directors of the youth sports program in which their son or daughter participates puts safety at the top of their list,

Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports Result of Competitive Culture

Overuse injuries have become commonplace among young athletes in the last decade (although "Little League elbow" has been a problem for decades). They are not the kind suffered by children and adolescents engaging in free play or "pick up" games, but are clearly a product of the organized youth sports boom. The damage to hard and soft tissues resulting from undetected, unreported and often untreated overuse injuries can be permanent and lead to problems later in life, such as arthritis.

Is Household Mold Keeping Your Child From Playing Sports?

For the more than 40 to 50 million American adult and children who suffer from the misery and discomfort of allergies, protecting themselves and their families from exposure to the usual suspects-ragweed and pollen-means locking them selves indoors. Unfortunately, this step could actually be causing more harm than good.

Sports Creams Can Be Dangerous

Most sports creams contain methyl salicylate, a toxic chemical which, absorbed in large enough amounts through the skin, can result in serious injury or, even in rare cases, in death from poisoning.

Sexual Abuse in Sports: The Problem No One Wants To Talk About

While reliable statistics are not available, what data there is indicates that sexual harassment and abuse by authority figures in sports is widespread, especially among elite athletes. A Canadian study of elite and recently retired Olympic athletes reported that more than one in five had had sexual intercourse with persons in positions of authority (coaches, administrators etc.) in sport. Of this total 8.6 percent reported being raped. Almost one in ten of those who reported abuse were under 16 years old at the time of the sexual assault.

Study Identifies Activities with Largest Number of Musculoskelatal Injuries Among Children

Bicycles, basketball, football and roller sports top the list of eight recreational activities with the largest number of musculoskeletal injuries among children ages 5-14 years, a study shows.

Preventing Sexual Abuse: Protection for Kids in Youth Sports

That their child might be a victim of a sexual predator while participating in sports is every parent's nightmare.  Unfortunately sexual abuse of young players has occurred in youth sports leagues of all kinds, as well as with individual coaches in individual youth sports. Here's advice on how to protect athletes from becoming victims.

The Politics of Youth Sports Injury Prevention

The politics of prevention and the barriers to preventive efforts - whether it is in sports medicine, heart disease, cancer, or terrorism - are similar. Over the past seventeen years, I have found that the single greatest barrier to preventive efforts is the fact that we are taught throughout our educational system to be reactive rather than being proactive.

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