Kids & Sports
Whether kids want to do sports, need some encouragement, or prefer non-team activities, here are some things to know:
The Mental Game
There's a lot more to sports than exercise. Young athletes should also know how to:
Taking Care of Your Athlete
Staying strong is the name of the game. Help kids:
Learn about concussions and how to prevent them.
Concussions factsheet for teachers
The Risks of Steroids, Supplements & Sports Drinks
Read what our experts have to say.
How Broken Bones Heal
Repetitive Stress (Overuse) Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Learn how RSIs happen and how doctors treat them.
Running & Jumping Injuries
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.
Other Common RSIs
There are many kinds of RSIs. Here are some that can happen in young athletes.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are 3 keys to motivate your kids.
You have other options to boost fitness. It can take several tries before kids find an activity that feels like the right fit.
Find out why they want to quit and decide what to do as a family. This can be an important life lesson.
Sports-related concussions are becoming more common in kids and teens. Find out how to keep your child safe.