High school sports can be very dangerous at sometimes depending on the sport. Before starting a sport everyone should be aware of the possible consequences like injury. There is a risk in playing a sport, you never know what could happen, you could go your whole career without injury or you could be injured every two weeks it just depends. According to www.stopsportsinjuries.org “High School athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.” Sports can result in injury and hospital or doctor visits all for a young high school student.
Youth Sports Are Too Intense “In the United States, about 20 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities” (Lucile Parkland Children’s Hospital). Children and their parents are sacraficing much of their time and money with youth sports. With kids starting at such a young age playing such intense sports it is increasing the amount of injuries that occur at younger ages. With the intensity increasing, children’s time is decreasing. These children have no more time for themselves or with their families.
People participating in sports any sports besides football has about 50% of all concussions; players that do not participate in football also have a risk. However, people could fall or get hit you still can get concussion. People who have concussion or had more than one concussion
"No! We will go inside when you can run the play right!" Pushing a young athlete too hard can cause them to be injured far easier or burned out from that certain sport they are being forced to overplay by their parents and or coaches. Mark Hyman, author of “Until it Hurts: America’s Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids” wrote, “ Every year more than 3.5 million children under 15 require medical treatment for sports injuries, nearly half of which are the result of simple overuse.” I personally know and have witnessed many cases like these millions of kids all across the country, many have not just been under the age of 15 either.
Young high school athletes are starting their sports journey and face these same injuries and when it happens it should be dealt with very seriously. We 've already mentioned concussions in adult athletes but what about athletes in high school? High school Children are more prone to brain injuries than adults athletes because their brains are not fully complete in developing. Many problems such as immaturity of the central nervous system and lack of recognition might occur if a high school athlete faces a concussion.
This study was carried out in 2005 and 2006 season which also noted that the rate of students who get injured when playing football in high school is high. This shows that the number of plays is high in high schools is high compared to other institutions. Some individuals might think that 1000 but for those who understand the concept of football, each game should have 140 plays approximately and several in practice each
As a result, one out five high school athletes suffers a sports concussion. Thus, impacts the student athlete tremendously as they become a sideline watcher. In the
Going from youth sports to school sports was an enormous change. The players were bigger, faster, and stronger. Also, practice was much more difficult with stricter coaches and tougher drills. My first year of junior varsity football was terrifying. There was a select group of players who were significantly bigger than the rest of the team.
High school sports play an important role in the United States. Many students participate in different sports in their high school and compete with different high schools for a championship. Kids around America engage in sports such as football, soccer, baseball, and other sports, and competitions in these sports are very serious. Some people argue that high school sports help the student in life, but many others argue that sports are too serious and could harm students. Some of the students reach their goals by playing sports in high school, and some of them experience difficulties.
If school were to start later, then students would miss even more of school. They could miss an important test or crucial notes for a test. School starting later would mean minimal time for the simple pleasures in
So how will extra periods of sports related injury breaks be beneficial? Today student-athletes may play a variety of sports. With football, hockey, and baseball all ringing in number one as concussion prone sports. According to "Heads up: Concussions in High School Sports" article, 5% of high school athletes are concussed each year when participating in collision prone sports. With just about 10% of athletes needed at least 7 days to recover from just the basic effects of an concussion this leaves other athletes to live with the effects for at least 30 years
“Concussions are potentially one of the most serious, yet the most difficult to diagnose injury in sports,” (Hossler A1). MIllions of high schoolers play football each year, yet, at most, 10 people die each year from the sport. Why do kids keep playing it then? Most of them like it because of the physical aspect, being able to hit other people and is also a good way to keep fit. They also get enjoyment out of it because it’s fun.
Many athletes are injured every year. These injuries sometimes are career ending and ruin dreams of great players. In football alone there are nearly 15 concussions a season. This could cause major problems in the future for these athletes. After, the first concussion you could die if you get hit again.
Now a days kids don't always have time to study for every single class and them having to make the honor roll will stress kids out. Kids are already stressed out with the amounts of homework and tests given out. Students don't always have the time to study and do homework every day after school. They are going to have practice and games every day after school. Then they will go home and eat and do all that stuff and it will be late.
Twenty years ago, children across the country played multiple sports to stay in shape, make friends, but mostly, to stay active. If you were an athlete back then, you would go out daily and practice the "sport of the season" will your friends, such as: baseball in the spring; soccer in the fall; and basketball in the winter. Fast forward to now, where most athletes are still following this practice, however, more and more athletes are focusing on just one sport at a younger age. I believe that this "one sport specialization" is wrong because it can harm an athlete's physical, mental, and social well being.