Just read through a great section over at www.kidshealth.org, we can’t stress the importance of safety when taking part in any sporting activity. The equipment you wear while participating in sports and other activities is key to preventing injuries. Start with helmets: They’re important for sports such as football, hockey, baseball, softball, biking, skateboarding, inline skating, skiing, and snowboarding — to name just a few.

Read more at http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/exercise/sport_safety.html