Youth Sports

Contact Sports and Adolescent Concussions

Many young athletes who play football, lacrosse and similar sports have had at least one concussion, the University of Michigan reports. What are the signs – and how can concussions be avoided?

How to Prevent Concussions in Kids

The experts at Children's Hospital of Michigan offer advice to help kids avoid these minor traumatic brain injuries and how to ensure they don't get worse if they occur.

PKSA Karate: Midtown Detroit’s Karate Training Spot for Kids

Local children can learn Tang Soo Do, a type of Korean karate, at this Detroit spot, which is PKSA's only urban location.

Tackle Football Before Age 12 Linked to Behavior Problems

A recent study found that tackle football may lead to long-term 'neurobehavioral consequences.'

How to Get Sweat Smell Out of Clothes and Sports Gear

After hours of running, jumping and sweating your kids' sports gear can get pretty funky. Learn how to get sweat smell out of clothes with these tips.

About the DMC Medical Group Sports Medicine Services

From sports physicals to injury follow up, specialists are available throughout southeast Michigan to help your young athlete thrive.

Back on the Field: How to Keep Kids Safe as Sports Resume

Two top docs with the DMC Medical Group discuss what parents should know this fall season.

Darlings of Destruction: Roller Derby for Kids

This Macomb County junior roller derby league offers the chance for kids to play the full-contact sport in a fun and supportive environment.

Girls More Likely to Get Sports Concussions than Boys

A new study suggests girls are more susceptible to concussions than boys. Discover the reasons and learn what you can do to prevent and treat them.

Play Ball at the Jimmy John’s Field Baseball Park in Utica

The Utica Unicorns, the Eastside Diamond Hoppers, the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers and the Westside Woolly Mammoths play games at this local field.

Using the Olympics to Boost Kids’ Interest in Sports

The Olympics in Rio are inspiring young athletes and couch potatoes alike. Here's how to use the sporting event as a springboard to help kids stay fit.
Individual sports for kids

Individual Sports for Kids Who Aren’t Into Team Sports

Got a child who'd prefer to compete with him or herself? Here's a non-team sports list of three great contenders: Fencing, mixed martial arts and swimming.