April is National Youth Sports Safety Month!

Discover helpful tips and resources to play it safe.

See official rules here. 

Youth sports safety awareness

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. It’s a time to focus on the well-being and safety of young athletes. Here at pomi, athlete safety is always top of mind.

Check out our page and learn how to help keep your athletes safe. From concussions to broken bones and more, a lot can go wrong when it comes to sports.  Be better prepared and better protected with a little help from us.

Why youth sports safety matters

Did you know 3.5 million kids are injured every year playing sports? It’s essential to recognize the risk for injury and take proactive steps to help prevent them. From strains and sprains to more severe injuries like concussions, being prepared can make a big difference in your athlete’s safety and recovery.

Learn more about youth sports safety with these articles.

Sports injuries by the numbers

A look at the prevelance of sports injuries for young athletes.

62%

of organized sports related injuries occur during practice

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Almost 1/3

of all childhood injuries are sports related

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Over 3.5M

kids under 14 are treated for sports injuries each year

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300K

sports related concussions occur every year

More stats on yearly injuries by sport

BASKETBALL

Basketball

500K

Football

FOOTBALL

342K

BASKETBALL

SOCCER

220K

BASKETBALL

CHEER

23K

BASKETBALL

BASEBALL

200K

Top ways to help protect athletes

Education is key:

Take time to understand the specific risks associated with your athlete’s sport. Knowledge can help you recognize potential risks and take preventive measures.

Proper equipment:

Make sure your athlete has the proper safety gear for their selected sport and that it fits correctly.  Helmets, pads and mouthguards can help reduce the risk of serious injury.

Hydration and nutrition:

Proper nutrition and hydration is vital for optimal performance. Encourage your athlete to drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet rich in nutrients.

Warm up and cool down:

Help your athlete develop a warm up and cool down routine. This helps prepare their muscles and can reduce the risk of injuries like sprains and strains.

Rest and recovery:

Take time off between practices, games and seasons to allow the body to recover. Overtraining can increase the risk of injury and hinder performance.

Accident protection:

Consider sports accident insurance for additional protection. Youth sports costs are on the rise and unexpected injuries can lead to unexpected expenses. A sports accident policy can help cover up to $10,000 in medical bills your primary health insurance may not cover.  Get protected now. 

Sports accident protection

Learn how pomi can help you be better protected when sports injuries strike.

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