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Important Topics for
Hockey Parents

 

H1N1 Infection: Guidance from the USA Hockey chief medical officer on how to reduce the risk of H1N1 infection.

Responsible Sports Parenting: Resources, tools and expert advice to help parents help their kids improve sports performance and learn life lessons that sports uniquely can provide.

 

Hydration: One of the most overlooked aspects of a hockey player’s conditioning is hydration. If you're thirsty, you are already dehydrated and your performacne is suffering. Learn how to build good habits for proper hydration before, during and after games and practices.

Nutrition: You are what you eat. Learn what healthy hockey players should be eating everyday and on game days.

Skin Infections: Skin infections can cause serious illness and can be spread from one athlete to another. Learn how you can help protect athletes from becoming sick or losing playing time due to skin infections.

Concussions: A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.  Learn how to prevent, recognize, and respond to a concussion. Also get information about getting a baseline concussion test can help medical professionals detect whether a concussion has occurred, the severity of the injury and when play can safely be resumed. 

Injuray Prevention: Hockey is a finesse sport requiring speed, power and teamwork. The unique nature of the game results in specific injury patterns, some of which can be avoided. A working knowledge of injury risk, sport-specific conditioning and prevention strategies is essential for athletes, coaches, parents and administrators. Check out this comprehensive guide to injury prevention written by an MD and hockey dad.


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