Key Statistics Every Athlete, Parent, & Coach Should Know

 

The Athletes Village values the positive impact that sports have on a person’s life.  The teamwork and leadership qualities that are developed are invaluable, in addition to the mental and physical benefits that can be achieved.

However, there have been many concerning trends in the world of sports, particularly for our youth.  The Athletes Village is committed to reversing those trends and helping to enhance the sports experience for everyone.

70% of kids in the United States stop playing sports by the age of 13

Dropout rates in youth sports are a growing concern, as the majority of kids do not end up participating by the time they reach high school.  The primary reason for this trend is that kids are not having fun due to overbearing coaches or parents.  In addition, health problems and injuries are contributing to the decline in sports participation after age 13.

The Athletes Village believes that educating parents, coaches, and players about the many dimensions of sports can help our youth have healthier, more enjoyable experiences and continue playing into high school and beyond.

Every 25 seconds, a young athlete in the United States is sent to the emergency room with a sports-related injury

From concussions to broken bones to overuse injuries, young athletes are getting hurt at an alarming rate. Doctors at Stanford Medical believe that over 50% of these injuries can be prevented through proper education on causes, treatment, and solutions.

The Athletes Village is committed to providing valuable insight on injury prevention from some of the top minds in sports.  We can educate parents, coaches, and players about the best ways to stay healthy and prolong the athletic experience.

High School athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits each year

Overuse injuries are responsible for over 50% of middle school and high school injuries.  Medical costs for sports injury emergency department visits exceed $935 million each year.

The Athletes Village offers trusted information that can help mitigate the risks of injury, thereby lowering the expenses that come with it.

Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled.

Nearly 1 in 3 children in the U.S. are classified as overweight or obese.  In African American and Hispanic communities, nearly 40% of children are overweight or obese.

The Athletes Village aims to enhance everyone’s sports experience by providing quality information from some of the top minds in sports.  If kids have better experiences, they will be more likely to continue participating in sports, allowing them to live healthy and active lifestyles.

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