Search for Handouts and Resources:

American Academy of Pediatrics Logo

  • Concussions (Care of the Young Athlete)

    A concussion is any injury to the brain that disrupts normal brain function on a temporary or permanent basis. Concussions are typically caused by a blow or jolt to the head.

    Read More
  • Cheerleading (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Cheerleading is often thought of as a sport only for high school and college athletes. However, it is becoming more popular among younger athletes as well.

    Read More
  • Burners and Stingers

    Burners and stingers are intense pains that occur when the nerves that run from the neck to the arm are stretched or compressed. This typically occurs in contact or collision sports where the shoulder may be pushed backward or the head and neck

    Read More
  • Biking (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Biking is a fun way for children of all ages to get active and stay fit. Most children learn to ride a tricycle at around 3 years of age. Between 4 and 7 years of age most children learn to ride a bike. However, remember that each child is different

    Read More
  • Basketball and Volleyball (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Acute and overuse injuries are common in jumping sports like basketball and volleyball. Acute injuries include bruises (contusions); cuts and scrapes (lacerations); ankle, knee, or finger sprains or fractures; shoulder dislocations; eye injuries;

    Read More
  • Baseball and Softball (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Baseball and softball are extremely popular among America's youth. Injuries are common because of the large number of athletes participating. While most injuries are acute, there are specific overuse injuries that commonly affect young ball

    Read More
  • Ballet and Dance (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Dance is an artistic, athletic, expressive, and social form of physical activity that appeals to a wide variety of individuals. The physical aspects of dance can be both a valuable source of exercise as well as a cause of injury. For young people

    Read More
  • Asthma and Exercise (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Almost every child (and adult) with asthma can benefit from sports and physical activity. Also, asthma should not prevent young athletes from enjoying a full athletic career. The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Read More