Injuries In High School Sports

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High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. Young children are starting to specialize in one sport earlier and earlier throughout the years. That may possible cause problems of injuries or abilities. Sports intensity is teaching kids discipline and teamwork. The intensity in sports is causing children to have many injuries hurting them forever, but if we get the coaches and parents aware we can help the risk factors. Three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one playing an organized sport. By age 15, as many as 80 percent of these youngsters have quit. Even though this intensity is necessary for young athletes to develop the skills necessary to compete at college…show more content…
The AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, emphasis on having fun and learning fundamental movement and sports skills. In high school Curry didn’t just limit himself to one sport. Curry took a Catholic approach which helped with pattern recognition and hand-eye coordination. “Whatever the dollar figure is, as a society, as taxpayers, as corporate America, we should figure out how much that costs and then pay for it," said Michelle Obama (Rosenwald 2) . “Children who play multiple sports, who diversify their play, are more likely to enjoy physical activity throughout their lives and be more successful in achieving their athletic goals,” expressed Brenner (Perry 1). “The ultimate goal of sports is for kids to have fun and learn lifelong physical activity skills,” said Brenner (Perry 4). “We want kids to have more time for deliberate play, where they can just go out and play with their friends and have fun (Perry 4).” If each team spends twenty minutes each day drilling fundamentals instead of practicing to much. When sports are done right they install important principles and healthy habits into the
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