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Youth Sports Injuries

The Coach Who Played the Role of a Doctor

Fred Engh | Posted 09.02.2016 | Parents
Fred Engh

Obviously, not all youth football coaches are frustrated, never-made-it-to-the-next-level guys. But a great number are, and they are out there on football fields across America preaching the need to win at all costs to kids as young as 5 years old.

Texas Youth Football Program: Ten Ways It Is Walking the Talk on Safety

Brooke de Lench | Posted 08.14.2016 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

Participation in youth sports in general, and in youth football in particular, is on the decline in some parts of the nation. One of the biggest factors driving the decline is a concern about injuries.

A Tragedy That Never Should Have Happened

Fred Engh | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Fred Engh

A few years ago, I was asked by the ABC television news show 20/20 to be interviewed about issues involving safety in youth sports. They were doing a report on the heartbreaking story of a child who began playing baseball in the first grade.

Travel Teams: Youth Sports' New Headache

Fred Engh | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports
Fred Engh

Sadly, sandlot games have pretty much evaporated though, a casualty of the travel team frenzy that has been sweeping through communities for quite some time now, disrupting recreational programs and saddling children with a mind boggling schedule of practices and games.

Burnout and Injury A Major Concern In Youth Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 03.31.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a society, we need to start focusing more on sports as a vehicle to build teamwork and leadership abilities, improve sports skills, enhance fitness and health, gain experiences that teach lifetime lessons and shape values, develop friendships and less on scholarships, pro contracts and gold medals.

When a Little League Injury Is a Major League Problem

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

Kids as young as six and seven now routinely play one sport all year round, not just to the detriment of their experience, but increasingly at their physical peril.