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Overuse Injury In Sports

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Sports play essential roles in the lives of many people. Each year, nearly 36 million kids ages 5-18 play on an organized sports team in the U.S. (Statistic Brain). Those kids are the future of sports in the U.S. and with too many of them injured at a young age, future sports talent will be lost. Overuse injuries are increasing in today’s youth sports as parents and coaches push young athletes to specialize in sports at young ages and play all year round in the hopes of one day making a college or professional team roster. Overuse injuries are mostly preventable with the proper precautions taken by parents, athletes and coaches. With the rise of overuse injuries in the recent past, the need to spread awareness to parents, coaches and young athletes becomes more necessary. If parents are not aware of the …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that overuse injuries are increasing in today's youth sports as parents and coaches push young athletes to specialize in sports at young ages and play all year round.
  • Explains that athletes should take time off during the year even if they spend the rest of their year playing a single sport. cross-training is highly encouraged when only one sport is played.
  • Explains that overuse injuries occur at a much lower rate in college and professional sports than they do in youth sports.

Some injuries happen by chance and are not preventable, but not playing college sports because of an overuse injury can, in theory, not happen if proper precautions are taken in the previous years. Most people like watching sports, including both college and professional sports, and the talented players on the teams. Many of those players have had at least one injury in their career, however if all of the overuse injuries were eliminated, many of those injuries would have never occurred. Overuse injuries occur at a much lower rate in college and professional sports than they do in youth sports. Even the pros and college athletes take time off after the season is over and include cross training in their training schedule. So it makes sense that if you want to be a professional or college player, you should train like one and do what they do. If they played hard all year round their bodies would not make it through the season, therefore defeating the purpose of all of their training, so why do so many push their kids to do something the pros do not even

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