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5 Most Dangerous Sports for Kids

It’s important to encourage children to participate in physical activity and learn new sports as they grow and develop. For many kids, it can be fun to spend time outdoors and make friends with other children their age. Although your kids may want to learn how to play sports, there are a few activities that can prove to be dangerous.

1. Football

Head injuries are a common risk when playing football, which can affect the child’s mental state and may even lead to seizures or depression later on in life. Kids are also at a risk of suffering from knee ligaments, dislocated shoulders, and ACL tears with the contact sport due to the impact and force that is involved.

2. Hockey

Hockey is the six most popular sport in the U.S. but is also the most dangerous activity due to body checking that is involved when one of the players is controlling the puck and others are trying to protect the individual. Body checking increases the risk of concussions, which makes the sport controversial for both children and adults. For those who are injured playing the sport, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer to learn your rights and seek compensation.

3. Skateboarding

Many kids enjoy jumping off ramps or performing ollies on their skateboards, but the activity often leads to broken bones or head injuries due to falls. Falls resulting in serious injury are surprisingly common, according a personal injury lawyer in Utah. Wearing a helmet or pads can also reduce the risk of injuries.

4. Basketball

Basketball is a popular sport for both boys and girls to participate in but can lead to ACL tears, fractures, and ankle sprains due to falls that are prone to occur while spending time on the court.

5. Soccer

Many kids suffer from injuries while playing soccer with ankle sprains and ACL injuries that are becoming more common as children spend more time on the field. Goalies are often the ones to become injured as they dive and players are often hurt when they hit their fingers on the ball, which can lead to fractures.

Although it’s important for children to spend time playing sports, there are a few activities to approach with caution to reduce the risk of injury. For kids and teens who still developing at an early age, it’s important to avoid sports that can threaten their growth and well-being.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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