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Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e31818f06e7
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Injury Prevention in Youth Sports

Veigel, Jake D.1; Pleacher, Michael D.2

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Abstract

Sport is the principal cause of injury in children and adolescents. Youth participation in organized athletics is estimated to be 45million in the United States alone. These injuries influence health and fitness and have socioeconomic impact. Many injuries can be prevented. This article outlines the efficacy of current injury prevention strategies in youth sports through the use of educational programs, rule changes in baseball and hockey, safety equipment, and conditioning programs.

© 2008 American College of Sports Medicine

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