injury prevention

sports injury prevention tips

Time off. Plan to have at least 1 day off per week from a particular sport to allow the body to recover.


Increase flexibility. Stretching exercises before and after games or practice can increase flexibility.Stretching should also be incorporated into a daily fitness plan


Use the proper technique. This should be reinforced during the playing season.


Take breaks. Rest periods during practice and games can reduce injuries and prevent heat illness.


Stop the activity if there is pain.


Avoid heat injury by drinking plenty of fluids before, during and after exercise or play; decrease or stop practices or competitions during high heat/humidity periods; wear light clothing.

sports injuries

10 injury Facts



1.There were 120 sports-related deaths of young athletes in 2008-2009; 49 in 2010; and 39 in 2011.1

2. Approximately 8,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each day for sports-related injuries.



3. Among children, those aged 15-17 experience the highest emergency room visits for sports injuries.


4. Rates of sports injury visits to ERs were highest in remote rural settings.



5. High school athletes suffer 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.


6. There are three times as many catastrophic football injuries among high school athletes as college athletes.



7. History of injury is often a risk factor for future injury, making prevention critical.


8. 62 percent of organized sports-related injuries occur during practices.



9. Only 42 percent of high schools have access to athletic training services.



10. 47 percent of schools nationally fall short of the federally recommended nurse-to-student ratio. Many schools have no nurse at all.



top 6 football warmups

1. knee ups


2. straight leg lift


3. arch lunges


4. knee to shoulder lift


5. walking groin arch


6. waling side raisers


what you should drink during football game/practice

1. water


2. gaterade


top 10 football workouts

1. box squats


2. conventional deadlifts


3. snatch grip deadlifts


4. bottoms up squats


5. kettlebell swings


6. bent knee hypers or glute ham raises


7. box jumps


8. romanian deadlifts


9. asterisk lunges

10. bench press

football gear that you should wear

1. helmet


2. shoulder pads


3. mouth piece


4. chin strap


5. cleats


6. knee pads