Abstract. Injury rates in youth soccer, known as football outside the United States, are higher than in many other contact/collision sports and have greater relative numbers in younger, preadolescent players. With regard to musculoskeletal injuries, young females tend to suffer more knee injuries, and young males suffer more ankle injuries.
Although not as common, youth soccer players are also at risk for overuse injuries, with a recent study identifying injury rates of 0.15 and 0.20 injuries per 10 000 athletic exposures among high school male and female soccer players, respectively, with knees and lower legs being the most common locations of injury. 18 Although data are limited, a single study revealed that tendinitis, patellofemoral pain, and Osgood-Schlatter disease were the most common overuse injuries in youth soccer ...
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Injury rates in youth soccer, known as football outside the United States, are higher than in many other contact/collision sports and have greater relative numbers in younger, preadolescent players. With regard to musculoskeletal injuries, young females tend to suffer more knee injuries, and young males suffer more ankle injuries.
Despite the wide-ranging health benefits of participation in organized sports, injuries occur and represent a threat to the health and performance of young athletes. Youth soccer has a greater reported injury rate than many other contact sports, and recent studies suggest that injury rates are increasing. Large increases in the incidence of concussions in youth soccer have been reported, and anterior cruciate ligament injuries remain a significant problem in this sport, particularly among ...
Take a look at the 5 common youth soccer injuries. Concussion. A concussion can happen when a young player falls. It can also occur when a player gets hit in the head or collides with another player. Concussions are one of the most talked about injuries in all youth sports.
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Ankle fractures can also occur in young athletes playing soccer. The ankle is sometimes vulnerable, especially in the age group of 10-15 years old, because of closing growth plates. These growth plates are the weak point in the skeleton and can fracture much more easily than other bone.
athletes are overuse injuries–and that about 30% of youth soccer injuries fall into the “overuse” category. That’s 30% of youth soccer injuries we could prevent. Overuse injuries are cumulative injuries, which occur over time due to stress on muscles, joints and tissues that
What are the most common injuries in youth soccer players? The most common injuries in soccer are overuse injuries that involve the legs and include patellar tendinitis (Jumper's knee), medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints), Osgood-Schlatter disease, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner's knee). Sprains, strains, bumps, and bruises to the ankles and knees are also common.