10 years ago the Aspen Institute reported research indicating that risk of injury was the primary concern of parents surveyed about youth sports participation.
The benefits of youth sports are so great, however, and most major risks can be effectively mitigated or managed.
That doesn't mean that visible and invisible injuries are pain-free, though, and their impact can extend beyond the playing field, gym, ice, course, or pitch for many athletes and regardless of age or status, just as real-life pressures and issues can impact competition and play, too.
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** Want more information about general youth sports safety and choosing the best sports for your child? Check out Project Play and the Healthy Sport Index for more information.
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