With the school year coming to an end, more of our days are spent out on the soccer field or in right field. Unfortunately, with an increase in sports activity parents worry more about their children’s risk of sports injury. More than 2.6 million children and adolescents are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries.  In fact, children aged 15-17 experience the highest emergency room visits for sports injuries, many of which are preventable.  These injuries are not limited to contact sports; in fact as many as 70 percent of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries involve little or no contact with the other player.