Oct 2, 2013 Post By: Children's Health

A Parent's Guide to Football Safety
New rules and better equipment have improved football safety, but about one in three youth football players suffers injuries annually.

New rules and better equipment have improved football safety; however, about one in three youth football players still suffers an injury each year.

Following are the four most common football injuries. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and what you should know if the injury needs medical attention.

Concussion

A concussion is a brain injury usually caused by a sudden jolt or blow to the head or neck.

Stinger

A stinger is a painful nerve injury that often happens when an athlete makes a hard hit using his shoulder.

Dehydration

An athlete's performance can be impacted by even mild dehydration. Severe dehydration can dangerously increase an athletes heart rate.

Bumps, Bruises, Twists & Muscle Strains

Check out the PRICE formula for treating bumps, bruises, twists & muscle strains.

 

Football Safety PDF The Kohl's Sports Health and Wellness Outreach Program encourages parents and coaches to print the downloadable football safety sheet and share it with family and friends.