Each tennis match is made up of two to three sets. To win a set, you must win at least six games.
Fidget spinners are one of the year's hottest toys, and while the devices can be a distraction in the classroom, they seem to be sparking a conversation about how to help kids pay attention, experts say.
• Caleb Burgess, 11, has a rare illness called Fibro dysplasia ossificans progressive or 'Stone Man disease'
• Incurable disorder turns muscles, tendons and ligaments to solid bone
• It affects just one in 2 million people globally and is currently untreatable
• Caleb's parents took him to doctors when they noticed immobility in his neck
• He hasn't lost much mobility, and will keep pla...
The fidget spinner craze has been sweeping elementary and middle schools. every one of the top 10 best-selling toys on Amazon was a form of the hand-held toy people can spin and do tricks with.
Wrestling is the oldest known sport, dating back to prehistoric times. Today it’s the fourth most common sport in which athletes from different schools compete against each other.
Despite the continuing epidemic of obesity in American youth, many adolescent males actively seek to gain weight. This is particularly true in American football, a sport in which players have much higher rates of overweight and obesity than population norms.
Water polo is an intense sport that requires athletes to tread water and swim for long periods. There is a version for younger athletes that allows them to stand in shallow water or hang onto the side of the pool, but this is illegal in competitive water polo.
Help your child avoid common athletic risks and injuries by taking a few basic precautions — and tuning out the pressures.
Running injuries are common and there can be a variety of causes. Running injuries can be caused by improper training
Rowing is a lifelong, year-round sport that requires dedication and intense training. Rowing on the water, an ergometer, and indoor water tanks along with weight training and running are integral parts of training. In high school and college this sport is also called crew.
Racquet sports (tennis, racquetball, squash, badminton, and paddle tennis) are sports of speed and agility and involve athletes of all ages. As in many sports, the risk of injury increases with age due to the style of play, contact forces, and size of athletes. However, the risk of injuries can be reduced.
Adolescents are programmed to hate curfew because they think it’s about control or trust. A curfew is a reflection of your concern for your child’s safety and well being, so present it as such. Your teen may push back with “I’m the only kid who has to be in at 11” (probably not true, but don’t go there). You need to respond “I love you, I care about you, I want to help keep you safe.”
Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. It’s both a contact (boys) and non contact (girls) sport. Injuries differ between the contact game of boys’ lacrosse (body contact and stick checking allowed) and the non contact game of girls’ lacrosse.