Sports are a very big part of a child’s socialization skills, but it can also come with very dangerous risks. The most loved sports by all children can be the most dangerous. But, what exactly are the most dangerous sports for children, and is there anything parents can do to protect their children from injuries. Most people will be surprised to find that some of these sports are well-known school sports and just sports played throughout the community for fun.
Football. There’s no surprise that football is among one of the top dangerous sports for children to play. Even with the proper protective gear football can be quite dangerous. Football players can endure head injuries, broken bones and many other injuries if not played properly. There are some players, who are out to do physically harm to others when playing sports. Those players can make the sport difficult and too dangerous to enjoy playing.
Soccer. Soccer is another well-known sport that is enjoyed by children of all ages. This sport is one that no one would really see the danger in playing, but head injuries can be caused while playing soccer. If the soccer ball is kicked hard enough and the child is hit in the head with it, head trauma could be the result.
Baseball. Baseball is a very dangerous sport among children. Children have to be taught the correct way to use the bat and to throw baseball. Children, who do not properly know how to swing a bat, could cause injuries to other children. Flying baseballs could also cause black eyes, knocked out teeth, and broken noses. Children, who are hit in the head with baseballs could also suffer head trauma.
Cheerleading. Cheerleading has now taken on a new role of being a popular sport. But, it is also a very dangerous sport. Cheerleaders have to be able to trust and depend on their teammates to properly carry their weight when during certain cheers. There may be cheers that require a cheerleader to stand on another teammate or be caught. There have been incidents where severe injuries have been caused during practices and performances.
Hockey. Hockey is a dangerous sport among young children. The hockey puck has been known to cause head injury and eye injuries. Children, who are not properly trained, can endure broken bones and other type injuries with the sport.
Sports can be very enjoyable and can teach children how to socialize and be a part of a team. It is important to keep children active and participating in sports for exercise and social skills.