Prevention and Treatment of Youth Sport Injuries
an Online Resource

Equipment should always be the right size and fit well. Helmets or protective pads such as shin guards, cleats, wrist guards, shoes, and knee savers that are too large may not protect at all or can cause further injuries. Examples of these injuries are contusions, concussions, cervical spine injuries, or compartment syndromes. These injuries could cause the loss of life or limb and can easily be prevented with proper fitting equipment.