Injuries Arenít Part Of The Game

Injuries Arenít Part Of The Game According to a statistics collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about 10% of the 38 million American children participating in team sports are injured each year. It's estimated that half of those injuries are preventable. Why do they happen anyway? A national telephone study conducted by Safe Kids USA found that 86% of the 751 parents polled considered sprains and pulled muscles part of the game.

About a third of today's adolescent athletes play multiple sports, a 25% increase from 2000. With all those coaches to teach proper stretching and warm up techniques for injury prevention, only 29% of the parents surveyed considered their kid's coaches knowledgeable enough to help. That's unfortunate since the majority of injuries occur during practice, not competition.

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