Information contained in this section is not intended to scare you. Youth sports are full of positive benefits that every child should experience, it is our intention to arm you with the knowledge to recognize and hopefully prevent them from happening or getting worst.
Youth Sports plays an essential element to keeping our kids healthy and fit. It helps in the fight against obesity and plays a crucial role in decreasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, premature death and other ailments.
It is recommended that children and adolescents spend at least 60 minutes of every day engaged in some type of aerobic and physical activity.
Unfortunately physical activity isn't without its risks. Brain injury, overuse injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, exertional heat stroke, exertional sickling, cervical-spine fractures and other injuries and illnesses are all serious and potentially life-changing and life-threatening. Youth sports safety also goes deeper than just physical injuries as other safety issues such as Bullying, Abuse, MRSA and so much more face our youth sports community every day.
With the proper knowledge we all can learn how to recognize and prevent them thus greatly reduce those risks ten-fold.
That is one of the major goals for us here at the LVSportz Foundation, we want to help ensure our local youth are safe and stay in the game for life. We are proud to offer information and programs to help educate local parents, athletes, coaches and the community on the various youth sports safety issues facing our local youth sports every day. It is important that EVERYONE from parents to coaches and the athletes themselves are properly made aware of such risks and how to lessen those risks.
We provide a number of outreach opportunities throughout Southern Nevada to help in the education of these issues. Some forms of awareness training is: integrated discussion's with parents and children in free sports clinics we put on; hybrid awareness clinics with other organizations such as teams and leagues; booths and tables at community events; assemblies in local schools; Coach Seminars; and information posted via our site and spread throughout our social networks.
Some of these types of these outreaches are also attended by members of the local medical community such as Orthopedic Specialists, Neurology Specialists, Physical Therapists, Nutritionists and more… Additionally, some clinics and seminars will include parents and/or children who have been affected by such safety issues.
We are proud partners with: ASSOM’s Stop Sports Injuries Campaign, The National Alliance for Youth Sports, The CDC, The National Center for Sports Safety, The Youth Sports Safety Alliance and other numerous local and national organizations. Some information located here is obtained from those organizations.
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Below You'll Find A List of Categories That Pertain to the Different Types Youth Sports Safety Issues. Each Category is filled with Articles to Help Spread Their Awareness & Prevention.