ACC has released the finding of a comprehensive report on the worrying increase in injuries in our youth…
“A dramatic rise in the number of kids being injured playing organised sports has sparked warnings for parents to limit how much sport their kids participate in each week.
Experts fear kids are doing too much high-intensity sport at too young an age, causing stress and creating a spike in injuries.
Children under 10 years old suffered 63 per cent more sports-related injuries between 2008 and 2017, while those aged 10-14 were also hurt 60 per cent more.
The statistics included those playing rugby union, soccer, netball, basketball, rugby league, gymnastics and touch rugby.”
At CFWS we have long believed that early sports specialisation was not “what is best for the kids” with respect to their long term human and athletic development.