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Health and Safety

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Goalpost Safety

This handbook presents guidelines for the installation, use and storage of full-size or nearly fullsize movable soccer goals. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) believes these guidelines can help prevent deaths and serious injuries resulting from soccer goal tipover. Publication of the handbook is intended to promote greater safety awareness among those who purchase, install, use, and maintain movable soccer goals.
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Lightning Safety Outdoors

Each year, about 400 children and adults in the U.S. are struck by lightning while working outside, at sports events, on the beach, mountain climbing, mowing the lawn or during other outdoor activities. About 80 people are killed and several hundred more are left to cope with permanent disabilities. Many of these tragedies can be avoided. Finishing the game, getting a tan, or completing a work shift aren't worth death or crippling injury.
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Sports Training - How Much is Too Much?

Kids are starting sports earlier and training harder. Incentives to win are growing, sometimes literally - I've seen trophies almost bigger than the little athletes who've won them! With higher stakes have come pressures to perform better by being fitter and more skilled. Usually, this is achieved through repetition, repetition, repetition - whether it is serving a tennis ball, pitching a baseball, or performing a figure-skating double axel.
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The Spectators First Aid Kit

It is not only important for coaches to be prepared in emergency situations, but for parents and friends to be prepared as well. The National Center for Sports Safety recommends that spectators carry a first aid kit of their own to games and practices. This kit should include the items listed below.
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Athletic Nutrition for Young Athletes

In a period when many parents enroll their children in organized sports, it is imperative that basic nutrition guidelines for young athletes be followed. This will help these children to progress to their desirable potentials. Along with their improvement in performance, a healthy diet may reduce injury, reduce recovery time between competitions, make them feel better both physically and mentally, and create healthy eating habits for life.
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Benefits of Stretching

As a coach, part of your role is to facilitate any knowledge of ways to enhance an athlete's performance, whether it may be optimizing physical or mental capabilities or preventing injuries. With this in mind, a major factor that can contribute to an athlete's success is to understand all of the values of proper stretching.
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Care and Prevention of Ankle Sprains

The basic anatomy of the ankle and mechanism of the most common ankle sprain, the inversion sprain that damages the outside of the ankle, was described. In this issue, we will describe how ankle sprains can be prevented and rehabilitated.
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Coach, My Ankle Hurts!

Actually, the exact words I heard last August were "Dad, my ankle hurts!" It was at the end of our third practice of the season, and she hadn't done anything that day that might have injured it. I was surprised because she had never complained about pain. Whenever she was kicked or cleated, all she ever said was a quick "Ow!" and went on playing.
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Common Injury Terms

Reprinted with permission from "The Champion Within" by Lauren Gregg. A common terminology extends across the spectrum of injury. An understanding of the basic medical terms associated with sports medicine may make understanding your injury easier. The following are common injury terms.
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Common Sports Injury - Muscle Soreness

Muscle soreness is a common sports injury. Caused by working too hard for too long, muscle soreness is not only painful; it can also cause restricted range of motion. Muscle aches can strike during the latter stages of exercise, immediately after exercise, or 12 to 48 hours after exercise. No matter when the aches hit, there are steps you can take to ease the pain. Better yet, there are ways to prevent muscle aches all together.
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