There are many sports to choose from. Explore your options and find the sport that's
best for you.
Find out what else you can do to be healthy.
Find the right foods
Get your sports physical
You can develop a healthy attitude about sports and learn to cope with some of the challenges too.
Coping with sports stress
You can be a good sport
Read what our experts have to say about concussions.
What is a concussion?
How to heal safely
Concussions: Alex's story
Ligaments connect bones to each other. But sometimes the ligaments can tear.
Knee Injury: Caroline's story
Strains and sprains usually heal without lasting problems. Follow your doctor's instructions to help the injury heal as quickly as possible.
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.
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.
Read about stress fractures
There are many kinds of RSIs. Here are some that can happen in young athletes.
Get in shape, set goals, and check your gear.
Wear your safety gear, be sure to warm up, and follow the rules of the game.
Find more tips
Think about what is making you want to quit and figure out what's best for you.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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