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Kids and Sports

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Kids and Sports

Help your child stay active and have fun.

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  • Getting Started

    Does your child want to do sports? Do they need some encouragement? Here are some things to think about.

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    Get excited about sports

    Is weight lifting OK?

  • The Mental Game

    There's a lot more to sports than exercise. Read about sportsmanship and competition.

    Be a good sport

    Play it cool in competition

  • Taking Care of Your Athlete

    Staying strong is the name of the game. Find out what the experts say.

    Get a sports physical

    Feed your athlete

    Drink enough in the heat

    Build strong bones

  • How Broken Bones Heal

Repetitive Stress 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.

    Repetitive stress injuries

  • Running & Jumping Injuries

    Doing the same movements over and over can stress the knees. Read about 2 common knee injuries in teens.

    Jumper's knee

    Runner's knee

  • Stress Fractures

    A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone. It usually happens from repeating the same movement over and over.

    Stress fractures

  • Other Common RSIs

    There are many kinds of RSIs. Here are some that can happen in young athletes.

    Osgood-Schlatter disease

    Sever's disease

    Shin splints

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You have other options to boost fitness. It can take several tries before kids find an activity that feels like the right fit.

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