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New survey shows alarming number of athletes injured as a result of dirty play, athletes hiding injuries to stay in the game, and parents pressuring coaches to play injured athletes.
Washington, D.C.– Every day, 3,400 children sustain a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room. Safe Kids Worldwide, with the support of Johnson & Johnson, conducted a survey of parents, coaches and young athletes to explore how the culture of sports may be keeping kids out of the game.
Injury Epidemiologist opportunity at Safe Kids Worldwide.
Safe Kids Week Spotlights Youth Sports Safety
Coaching Our Kids to Fewer Injuries: A Report on Youth Sports Safety, a national survey commissioned by Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson & Johnson, reveals misperceptions and uninformed behaviors are all too common, resulting in overuse injuries, dehydration, concussions or worse. For example:
Written by former CEO & President, Kate Carr.
Ths blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post.
Yesterday I had the honor of attending the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit with President Obama. Why is this issue so important that the President hosted a summit? Too many kids are being kept from playing the games they love because of injuries that we can predict and prevent.
How-To Hold Sports Safety Clinics in Your District
In cooperation with the co-chairs of the Congressional Kids' Safety Caucus:
This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama precisely described the mission of Safe Kids Worldwide and the cause that gives us passion. He said that we must protect "our most precious resource, our children," by "saving the world's children from preventable deaths."
Our partners at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) recently released new guidelines about overuse injuries and burnout in youth athletes. Safe Kids had the chance to talk with Dr. John P. DiFiori, the lead author and President of AMSSM, about why AMSSM tackled this issue, how overuse injuries can stop kids from reaching their full potential and how parents, coaches and young athletes can avoid overuse injuries and burnout.