Soccer has a higher injury rate than many contact/collision sports such
as field hockey, rugby, basketball, and football, with players younger
than age 15 at higher relative injury risk compared with older players,
concludes a clinical report in the journal Pediatrics.
With spring sports beginning for over 40 million young athletes, the
National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has ten tips for parents,
coaches, and administrators to help prevent injuries and ensure a safe
and successful season.