Safe Kids continued to plan and implement an ongoing,
car safety program to mobilize those at risk to take action.
1. My child has been taken to his/her doctor for a pre-participation physical
evaluation (PPE) this year.
2. My child’s coaches have his/her emergency information (contact numbers,
doctor information and allergy information.)
3. I know the signs and symptoms of concussion, and make sure that my
athlete and his/her coach know them as well.
4. I make sure my child and the coach understand the value of rest during
games and practices.
5. I send my child to practice and games with a water bottle or sport drink. My
child knows the importance of drinking plenty of water before practices and
6. My child’s coach has regular water breaks in place so that the kids are
drinking plenty of fluids during practices and games.
7. I know and look for the signs and symptoms of dehydration and I’ve ensured
the coach knows them, too.
8. My child has properly fitted equipment for his/her sport. I have also talked
to the coach about making sure my child is wearing it for both practices
9. My athlete takes at least ten weeks off from any one sport during the year;
playing different sports throughout the year is okay. And, I encourage her/him
to get one or two days off from sports activities every week.
10. I know to go to www.safekids.org/sports for more resources on how to keep
my young athlete healthy and injury free.