www.soccer-training-info.com just posted an article written by Movement Solutions on the dangerous trends facing youth soccer. Check out an excerpt from the article below.
What are some of the most common soccer injuries? Usually soccer players suffer sprans and strains while playing the game. These can be angle sprans or a strained or pulled hamstring. Unfortunately, soccer players also injury their knees, either the MCL or the ACL, the later usually requiring surgery and you putting the player out for nearly a year.
And of course, many soccer players suffer a fair amount of bumps and bruises to their legs and shins after a hard fought game – that’s why wearing shin guards is required. Listed below are some stats about common soccer injuries and some things you can do to prevent a injury occuring when you’re playing soccer:
Dangerous trends facing youth soccer
- Over 171,000 youth soccer injuries each year
- Youth soccer players are at a higher risk for injury than other
- contact sports
- The most common injuries in youth athletes are muscle strains and ligaments sprains (such as ACL)
- 400% increase in ACL tears in teenage athletes in the last 10 years
Injuries affect more than soccer
- Less than half of players who sustain ACL injuries return back to normal performance
- Many players do not play again
- School work can be impacted (decreased GPA)
- Poor health in the future (increased risk of early knee arthritis after an ACL tear)
- Increased risk for depression, anxiety and low self-esteem following an injury
Click here to be directed to soccertraininginfo.com to read the full article and learn about the the problem causing these injuries.