Modified sports the safer option for kids
Are you aware of the safety benefits a modified version of a sport has for your child? Research conducted by Ballarat University, in partnership with VicHealth, has found that parents are directing their children away from seemingly higher-risk sports and aren't aware that participation in a modified sport has many safety benefits for their child Modified Sports Modified sports are a great way to introduce children to sport in a safe and fun way. Modifications made to sports to make them safer and more appropriate for children can include: Decrease in the size of the playing field/court.Smaller, and sometimes softer playing equipment.Rule changes.Timing of games shortened.Increased use of body protection and/or protective equipment.In a study conducted by McMahon et al in 1993 it was reported that children playing a modified game of Australian Rules football had the lowest rate of injury, compared with children playing other versions of the game.
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