- Be pro-active about safety issues; learn about the risks posed by the sport your child plays
- Insist that coaches receive training in first-aid and injury prevention and bring a properly stocked first-aid kit to all games and practices
- Guard against overuse injuries; don't let your child play the same sport year-round
- Demand safe fields and equipment, such as anchored goals and emergency telephones
- Ask about the weather policy of your child's club; if it doesn't have one, adopt your own.
- Protect your child from the dangerous coach. Ask your club to run background checks on coaches or adopt the KidSafe program.
- Get your child's club to set up a risk management committee.
Youth Sports Safety: Seven Things Parents Can Do To Protect Their Child