Help Us Prevent Youth Sports Injuries – Some Sobering Statistics
Every year, 3.5 million children are treated for sports injuries
50% of sports injuries are due to overuse
Young athletes are becoming more skilled in their chosen sport (and position) earlier than ever. More than 3.5 million children below 14 years old are treated annually for injuries to their sports. Source: Safe Kids USA
Overuse injuries are caused by brittle bones, inadequate rest after injury, poor training, and insufficient conditioning.
Half of all injuries sustained in sports during middle school and high schools are due to overuse injuries. Source: Safe Kids USA