Injuries of Young People in Organized Athletics
This paper examines the physiological effects of participation by young people in organized athletics, compares football and soccer and argues against participation in football.
The purpose of this research is to examine the physiological effects of participation by young people in organized athletics. The focus of the report will be directed primarily to analyzing and comparing the dangers of football and soccer, two of the most popular sports in the grade and high schools.
njuries incurred on the field of play have been common since the ancient Greeks refined the art of athletic contests and competition. Today the problem of physical impairment from athletics has taken on a new, much more formidable dimension in the United States because of the tremendous growth of participatory sports. The availability of equipment, facilities, and organization–there are now thousands of scholastic and community-run leagues–as well as the compulsion to keep the body …