Norwalk, Conn. (PRWEB) April 3, 2006
Each year, millions of children suffer sports-related injuries that are serious enough to require hospitalization or, at the very least, medical attention, reports AP9 Simply You, a membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Members of AP9 Simply You can use their program benefits for discounts on fitness club memberships, personal training and other healthy activities.
In honor of National Youth Sports Safety Month, AP9 SimplyYou says there are several things parents can do with their children to bring more awareness to injury prevention. One way to emphasize the importance of safety in sports is to make it a rule but also to make it positive, too. Kids are more likely to wear their helmets and kneepads, play in safe areas and take safety seriously when it’s associated with something fun.
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AP9 Simply You shares the following ideas for celebrating National Youth Sports Safety Month:
Assemble a group of family and friends to clean up a local playground or ball field. Ask each volunteer to bring some plastic bags, gloves, shovels, rakes and bottled water. Pick up glass, large rocks and trash, and try to fill in holes and smooth over uneven areas. Remember to check with town or school officials before beginning a cleanup project.
Put a famous face on safety.
Talk to school administrators or local community groups about inviting a famous athlete to speak to kids about sports safety. They can address issues such as wearing the proper equipment for individual and team sports, as well as how to properly stretch out and warm up before practice and games.
Don’t leave home for a game without it.
Coaches, instructors and parents alike should all have first aid kits in close proximity. Remember to keep items like bandages, tweezers, alcohol pads and ice packs stocked. On the inside lid or cover of the kit, tape a piece of paper that lists emergency phone numbers like 911, a poison control center, the family physician and police and fire departments.
Learn life-saving skills.
Contact a nearby hospital or other healthcare facility to learn about classes on certification in first aid and CPR. Because some procedures are performed differently on children than they are on adults, be sure to inquire about what kinds of first aid classes are available. These skills are valuable in any situation — not just sports and recreation.
Before heading out for the championship softball game or another practice session, remember to be safe. And remember that members save on spa and personal care products, theme park admissions, fashion retailers, home improvement and so much more through AP9 Simply You.
About AP9 SimplyYou
AP9 SimplyYou is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 Simply You.