Category: Sports Related Injury

ATV Injuries

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) accidents result in nearly hundreds of deaths and over an estimated 150,000 injuries each year. Alcohol, excessive speed, poor judgment and driver inexperience are cited as the leading causes of crash. Accidents occur on roadways, highways, and public and private trails. In 2017 the Consumer Federation of American reported that 349 people dies [..]

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New Soccer Directives Limit Heading for Young Athletes

In soccer, heading the ball is almost as common as kicking it for Missouri soccer kids. That’s going to change for players 13 and under thanks to a recent decision by US Soccer. Under the organization’s new rules, athletes younger than 11 will no longer be allowed to head the ball during practice or play, [..]

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Missouri High School Cuts Football Program: Safety Concerns

Five years ago, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School saw its football team play in the state championship game. This year, the school’s football program has been officially disbanded amid growing safety concerns for student athletes. Students are being encouraged to participate in less dangerous sports, like soccer, which will see center stage as Maplewood’s homecoming [..]

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Five Types of School Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

High school sports programs are a fantastic part of the overall high school experience. Athletes have the opportunity to challenge themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally by playing a sport they love. While athletics offers many positive aspects, the risk of injury is always a negative factor that can have a devastating impact on adolescent athletes. [..]

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