Play Ball Safely, With New Baseball Guidelines From Pediatricians:
Feb. 28, 2012 -- As spring training begins, little leaguers should take a lesson from the pros and take care to avoid common baseball injuries.
New safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics call for youth baseball coaches and parents to be aware of the potential for overuse and traumatic injuries among young baseball players and take steps to avoid them.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 110,000 baseball and softball-related injuries were treated in U.S. emergency rooms nationwide in 2007 among children ages 5 to 14. Children between the ages of 11 and 14 account for the biggest proportion of injuries annually.
To read more visit: http://children.webmd.com/news/20120228/new-youth-baseball-safety-recommendations