A Parent’s Guide to Basketball Safety

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Basketball is the sport of choice for millions of children. Fifteen percent (in the 5-15 age range) encounter a sport-related injury or health risk.

Following are the most common basketball injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety.

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Asthma

Sports requiring continuous activity, like basketball, can bring on exercise-induced asthma.

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Dehydration

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

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Ankle and Knee Injuries

Injuries often occur when ligaments in a joint are stretched beyond their limits.

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Bumps, Bruises, Twists & Muscle Strains

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

Basketball Safety Sheets

The Kohl’s Sports Health and Wellness Outreach Program encourages parents and coaches to print the downloadable basketball safety sheets and share them with family and friends.

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