Why are kids injured more often in sports?

 

Over the last quarter-century, there has been a startling shift in how children are coached and trained in youth sports programs. Gone are the days when kids played multiple sports with breaks both during and between seasons. Today, kids specialize in one sport from increasingly young ages. At the same time, they are asked to perform at increasingly higher levels: USA gymnastics offers structured competition as early as age 4; Little League Baseball has training programs that start at age 5.

Insurance Doesn’t Eliminate Risk for Top College Athletes Who Forgo Draft

 

“When there’s a claim, there’s basically two aspects that are front and center,” Justin Siegel of Parq Advisors said. “The first is, was the player materially injured, and did that affect the projected amount of income? Second is, was everything disclosed?”

The High Cost of Insuring Athletes by Steve Yahn

This is a huge problem in sports leagues of all levels.

The most glaring problem in the NCAA’s health care is that once a student-athlete is no longer enrolled in a university program and under scholarship, they no longer receive any medical help from their school, experts said. That is a big problem for former athletes who have injuries that limit mobility, affect quality of life and impede the ability to find jobs.

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