Help your child stay active and have fun.
Whether kids want to do sports, need some encouragement, or prefer non-team activities, here are some things to know:
Signing kids up for sports
Getting kids to be active
The benefits of strength training
There's a lot more to sports than exercise. Young athletes should also know how to:
Be a good sport
Stay cool during competition
Staying strong is the name of the game. Help kids:
Get a sports physical
Build strong bones
Learn about concussions and how to prevent them.
What's a concussion?
Concussions factsheet for teachers
Ligaments connect bones to each other. But sometimes the ligaments can tear.
Read what our experts have to say.
Sports drinks & energy drinks
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over.
Learn how RSIs happen and how doctors treat them.
Repetitive stress injuries
Doing the same movements over and over can stress the knees. Read about 2 common knee injuries in teens.
A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone. It usually happens from repeating the same movement over and over.
There are many kinds of RSIs. Here are some that can happen in young athletes.
There are 3 keys to motivate your kids.
Read about them
You have other options to boost fitness. It can take several tries before kids find an activity that feels like the right fit.
Find out why they want to quit and decide what to do as a family. This can be an important life lesson.
Sports-related concussions are becoming more common in kids and teens. Find out how to keep your child safe.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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