Whether you would rather they spent all their time wrapped up in bubble wrap or whether you love seeing your children enjoying the great outdoors, letting kids play sports is important; but when kids play football there will eventually be an injury or two to deal with.
Whilst those in charge of school games or matches between local teams should always have a soccer first aid kit to hand and knowledge of how to deal with the most common footballing injuries, when our children play football for fun with friends, it is likely that there will be no one there to deal with the bumps, grazes and even the sprains that children may well experience when playing the sport. As such, it is always worthwhile for parents themselves to have a few football first aid supplies on hand along with the knowledge of how to use such supplies.
Luckily, children are less likely to pick up injuries than adults as the pace of the game and the ferocity with which they will undertake it are likely to be greatly reduced when compared to an adult game. Furthermore, children tend to simply be ‘bouncier’ than adults, leaving them able to fall and fall and fall without the same physical repercussions.
As such, parents may not need to undertake full first aid training, although this will of course be a bonus, allowing them to deal not just with sporting injuries but also with many other potential injuries in everyday life. For most, though, the right first aid supplies will be enough; however, it is always wise to buy a kit that is designed specifically for a given sport and to ensure that you do a little bit of research into the best way to treat the most common injuries before you send them out to play such games on their own.