Now is the time of year when many children are playing soccer. Some safety tips from Dr. Maria Reyes, one of our fantastic Pediatricians:
1) Although generally not required by most area leagues, always wear a mouthguard;
2) Always warm up before playing with a few minutes of jumping jacks or running in place;
3) Make sure the goal posts are well padded;
4) Soccer is a contact sport, so remind your children to play with their head up and be aware of their surroundings.
(Published September 15, 2014)