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Health Information For Teens
Soccer is an exciting, fast-paced game that’s lots of fun to play. It’s easy to learn and a great source of exercise. But soccer is a contact sport, and injuries can happen. To keep things as safe as possible while playing soccer, follow these safety tips.
Safe soccer gear includes:
Be sure that the team has a coach who emphasizes safe, fair play at practices and games. This includes following national rules on how often, if at all, players can hit the ball with their head (“head the ball”). Heading the ball can lead to a concussion and/or neck injury.
To prevent injuries during practice, players should:
During games, players should:
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.
How can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.
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.
If you’re having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!
Playing organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.
You’ve prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.
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.
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.
Some people define good sportsmanship as treating the people that you play with and against as you’d like to be treated yourself. Learn more about what good sportsmanship is all about.
Healthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over, damaging a bone, tendon, or joint.
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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