Handling Child Sports Injuries in Florida: Needing Motivation Versus Needing Medical Care

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I read a very good article posted at the South Florida Sun Sentinel web site by Reporter Nick Sortel titled Field of Screams – How to Youth Sports Injuries. When dealing with an injured child, it is important for a coach, parent, and / or volunteer to find out the extent of the injury. Is the child just tired? Is the child scared? Is the child truly hurt? Parents and coaches alike tend to take child sport leagues very seriously. As pointed out in this article, is Urban Meyer or Billy Donovan really scouting out a 12 year old at the local park? The leagues and games really need to be put in perspective. Child safety and supervision are paramount to running a successful program. Winning is far from everything if a child is seriously injured and does not get the medical attention he or she needs.