More than 30 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports in the United States each year. Participation in sports offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children, but it also has a downside: the risk of sports-related injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2.6 million children 0 - 19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. Knowing how to help your child can make a difference in keeping your active kid healthy.