S ports T rauma and O veruse P revention . The Problem. 30 million children participate in organized sports (Source: Safe Kids USA) Participation in high school athletics is increasing, with more than 7.3 million high school students participating annually
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(Source: National Federation of State High School Associations)
(Source: Centers for Disease Control)
(Source: Safe Kids USA)
A child’s history of injury is…..
70% of kids participating in sports drop out by the age of 13 because of
These children lose the benefits of exercise, teamwork and healthy competition!
Overuse is considered excessive and repeated use that results in injury to the bones, muscles or tendons involved in the action.
Promote injury prevention on multiple levels, including:
Work with local athletic governing bodies to mandate pitch counts and limit number of matches or tournaments played.
More than 130 other organizations, institutions, sporting leagues and teams have joined the campaign since it launched in April 2010
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