Many children love to engage in sports play. This is one of the primary reasons why parents encourage their children to participate in sports. Sports promote physical activity and teach children about sportsmanship and how to work with their teammates. Although the benefits of playing sports are endless, it also carries a risk of physical injury. No sport is injury or risk-free, but there are safety measures that parents can take to ensure that their children stay safe. Some of them are listed below for your reference:
Danger Ahead: The chances of injury in some sports are higher in comparison to other sports. The formula that is used to determine, which sport has the highest likelihood of the injuries is to examine the collision and contact in that particular activity. Sports such as rugby, cheerleading, tackle football, gymnastics, and soccer, have the most amount of contact and collisions, thus the chances of injury are high.
Risky Recreation: Cheerleading and football, get the most amount of attention for their related injuries, but they are not the only athletic activity where children are prone to injury. The risk of injury also lies in lacrosse, volleyball, golf, tennis, baseball, track and field, and basketball. According to statistics posted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from the years 2001 until 2009 over 2.7 million young children, less than 20 years old were treated for recreation and sports-related injuries.