Keeping Soccer Safe
Besides your child’s uniform, there are some other important pieces of equipment that are needed before your child goes out on that field and they include:
- shin guards
- a mouth guard
- sun screen for those really sunny days
- insect repellant
- a water bottle
- soccer shoes, preferably ones with molded cleats and, of course,
- a soccer ball, preferably one that is appropriate to your child’s size.
Other ways of keeping your child safe while playing or practicing soccer include:
- Make sure that the soccer goals are securely anchored and the soccer field is maintained.
- Do not encourage your child to use the heading technique.
- Keep your child full of fluid, so that she or he does not become dehydrated.
- Make sure your child stretches and warms-up before heading out to the field to play or practice.
- Get your child checked out by your Pediatrician before allowing her or him to start a new sport
- The most important thing to remember, as a parent, is to keep soccer fun for your child.< /li>
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