Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New - and recommended - youth sports Web sites

Two new kids' sports Web sites to point out and, if you're like me, to bookmark. Both provide excellent information about sports safety and injury prevention.

Just launched by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Many topics covered, from Body Checking in Hockey - it causes 86 percent of all hockey injuries in kids nine and 15 - to Common Finger Injuries in Athletes to Exercise-Induced Asthma. The site also links to short AAP-produced audio pieces such as this one on how parents can avoid being lousy sports.

Next month, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine launches its Stop Sports Injuries Web site. For now, the url is a static page with a few facts about AOSSM, headed this year by the surgeon for about every pro athlete you can think of, Dr. James Andrews. I'll be checking back soon for the official site unveiling.

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