proposal +5- wvu hockey

Injuries to young athletes is a rapidly growing issue in the united states. Athletes are taught to be tough and to play with courage. Sometimes this means knowing they are injured and still going out to the field. These kids are young, all they want to do is impress their coach and teammates so they play through their injuries. They think it will not affect them in the long run but in reality it does, they just don’t know it yet. They wont know until later in life when they are getting constant headaches from a concussion that they did not give the proper resting period. There needs to be more regulation to letting injured players continue in the same game. Usually they don’t even realize that they are injured because of all of the adrenaline going through them. It is the coaches job to notice when something is wrong and take the player out of the game. These coaches need to held accountable.

Kids’ Sports Injuries – the Numbers are Impressive: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/kids-sports-injuries-numbers-are-impressive:
The essential content of the article- With youth sports getting more and more popular as the years go on, the number of sport related injuries to young kids climbs with it
what it proves- as the numbers of athletes rises, so does the injury rate. Here we learn some precautions on how to handle and prevent injuries.

1.35 million youths a year have serious sports injuries: 1.35 million youths a year have serious sports injuries:
The essential content of this article- We are shown how common certain injuries are in certain sports and which ones are the most serious.
What it proves- Head and ankle injuries are the most common areas to get injured. Which is scary because the head is the most dangerous area to be injured.

Preventing Sports-Related Injuries: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/articles-and-answers/prevention/10-tips-for-preventing-sports-injuries-in-kids-and-teens:
The essential content of this article- We are explained how to try and lower the injury rate in sports to protect our youth.More than 46.5 million children participate in sports each year in the United States.
What it proves- One in three children who plays a team sport is injured seriously enough to miss practice or games.
Girls are up to eight times more likely to have an ACL injury than boys.

High School Sports Injuries: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00056:
The essential content of this article-

High school athletic departments need to start being held accountable for the increase of injuries to players. The coaches need to be teaching the players how to play their role in a safer way. Along with that, they need to know when the player should sit out of a practice or game.
What it proves- The players are usually too unaware when they are injured to make the proper decision to sit out. the coaches are more responsible than they player who are injured.

Working For Change:
The essential content of this article- Informing the public about the seriousness of injuries is essential. Some people may just be uneducated about whether they are injured or not.
What it proves- The clinics that are offered should be mandatory for a certain age group to attend. Players need to know how to tell if themselves or a teammate may be injured.

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