What are the dangers of high school sports? Many sports, especially contact sports, have inherent dangers that put young athletes at special risk for severe injuries. Even with rigorous training and proper safety equipment, children are at risk for severe injuries to the head and neck with damage to the brain or spinal cord.
Why is it important to stay safe while playing high school sports? Half of all of those injuries can be prevented with proper use of safety gear, changes to the playing environment, and by following sports rules that help prevent injuries. Most sports injuries occur due to the following: Lack of education and awareness about safety precautions and potential injury.
What are the major risks of an athlete?
- Pre-Participation Physical EvaluationsÂ
- Dehydration/Health Related Illness.
- Overuse Injuries.
What are the safety measures during a sports activity?
- Wear protective gear, such as helmets, protective pads, and other gear.
- Warm up and cool down.
- Know the rules of the game.
- Watch out for others.
- Don’t play when you’re injured.