Your young athlete wants to play a field sport. Great choice! If you’ve done your research and found out all you needed about local or school programs, you might think you’re ready to go, but there are a few more things you should know. In whatever sport a child chooses to play, parents should do their homework and be empowered to ask the league, school administrators and coaches about how they handle equipment safety. According to Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, president of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, all equipment including field goals, flooring, emergency medical equipment and Artificial Turf should be checked and in safe, working order.
Did you know that 1 in 5 concussions are caused by players’ heads hitting a hard playing surface ? Here are four questions to ask about the artificial turf field your athlete plays on to help you be an informed sports parents, ready to make the most of his child’s youth sports experience.
Obtaining this information will hopefully help you bring awareness to the importance of artificial turf safety and answering if everything possible is being done to ensure a safe playing surface for youth athletes.
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Be informed ---- Take the 20 minutes to review the documentary that Brett Favre has produced.
Brett Favre is calling out the condition of playing fields. He has produced
a documentary called “Shocked.”(YouTube link is below).
The goal is to make more people aware of how hard artificial turf fields can become when they are built without shock pads or when they are not maintained.
Shocked: “The Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis” explores the lives affected by collisions with the turf, the evolution and science of synthetic turf, the safety pitfalls prevalent in the industry,
testing and maintenance of turf fields, and what needs to be done to reduce the risk for athletes, from
pee-wees to the pros.