Youth Sports Safety
- 21% of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States are the result of sports and recreational activities
- Nearly 40% of all sports-related injuries treated in emergency rooms involved children ages 5 to 14
- Most organized sports related injuries (62%) occur during practices, rather than games; however, according to a 2003 National SAFE KIDS Campaign study, over a third of parents say they do not take the same safety precautions during their child’s practice as they would in a game.
Youth Sports Safety Campaign
The Keenan’s Kids Foundation 1st Annual Youth Sports Safety Campaign was held in Spring 2011.