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.
Sports requiring continuous activity, like basketball, can bring on exercise-induced asthma.
An athlete’s performance can be impacted by even mild dehydration. Severe dehydration can dangerously increase an athletes heart rate.
Injuries often occur when ligaments in a joint are stretched beyond their limits.
Check out the PRICE formula for treating bumps, bruises, twists & muscle strains.
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.