Start your kid off right with functional fitness training in Colorado
We’ve heard about all the benefits your child will reap if they get involved in a sport. In the United States, tens of millions of children participate in organized sports, so you can only imagine how many injuries are treated each year. Injuries are natural in an active child, but when it comes to sport there are ways that parents can help prevent injuries.
So, just how often do sport injuries occur? We did a little digging around the internet and this is what we came up with:
- Each year, there are approximately 2 million injuries among high school athletes
- Each year, approximately 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 are treated for sports injuries
- The severity of the sports injuries increases with age
- 62% of sports injuries occur during practice, yet parents and coaches often do not require the same safety precautions during practice as they require for the game.
- Youth sports and recreational activities account for approximately 21% of traumatic head injuries in US children
- Bicycling, skateboarding and skating account for up to 50% of all youth head injuries
(Source: Stop Sports Injuries)
With proper training and supervision, improving your child’s strength, flexibility, and mobility goes a long way to preventing injuries. Plus, learning proper movements and techniques will help your child become a better athlete and reach new heights in their sport or recreational activity of choice.
What parent wouldn’t want to give their child every chance to succeed, whether it’s in school, in sport, or in life? Being successful in sport can lead to a more well rounded and confident child, which leads to better participation and ability to learn in school, which leads to a more confident and successful child throughout life.
At Project Rise in Denver and Stapleton, CO, everybody wins!