Health Tips

Preventing Soccer Injuries

Soccer has become one of the most popular sports for children. While soccer is fairly safe when compared to injury rates for other sports, injuries requiring medical treatment occur each year. However, if parents and coaches make sure the player is properly prepared, the field is safe and the playing environment is healthy, your child’s chances of injury will be much lower.

The player

Make sure your soccer player:

The field

The game

Reviewed by: Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., MD
Date: April 2011

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