Although the flag football rules for kids are designed with safety in mind, there still remains an inherent risk of injury as with any athletic sport. There are many reasons sports injuries can occur. In this article we examine one in particular; lack of safety equipment.
Poor, ill-fitting or missing equipment is one of the prime causes of injuries in youth sports.
The following 3 pieces of flag football equipment will help keep your child safe and prevent unnecessary injuries.
Although a mouth guard is required at all times during flag football games many kids (and parents) forget to wear these during practice or informal scrimmages. We recommended to parent’s to keep a spare mouth piece for their child nearby as the mouth guards then to get lost or forgotten quite easily. They are relatively inexpensive and having a backup can come in handy.
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Protective Eye Wear
Its important to teach your kids to wear the proper equipment and follow all safety rules when they participate in any activity. By reducing the risks for injury you will keep your children happy and having fun playing kids flag football rather then sitting out with an impairment.