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Health Information For Teens
With everyone carrying wooden sticks and hitting a hard plastic ball, you can see why field hockey players face a risk of getting hurt.
To keep things as safe as possible while playing field hockey, follow these tips.
The right protective gear is important for field hockey, including:
At the highest levels of field hockey, players can shoot the ball at nearly 100 mph. Even when it’s not moving that fast, a field hockey ball is very hard. Besides courage, goalies need:
To prevent injuries during practice, players should:
During games, players should:
Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That’s why it’s important to get a sports physical.
Bob Bowman coaches Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. He shares his thoughts on improving sports performance in this article for teens.
Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can’t even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over, damaging a bone, tendon, or joint.
Healthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries – and how to avoid getting them.
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden – but usually temporary – disruption in a person’s ability to function properly and feel well. Here’s what to do if you suspect a concussion.
Sprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are intoÂ sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one.
How can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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