Safe Sports Equipment Foundation
Children new to a sport are at greater risk of potential injury. They don't know many of the basic fundamentals of the sport. Lots of times children who don't who dont wear protective sports equipment are at a greater risk of injury. They need to have equipment in order to keep them safe. (Johnson pg 13)
775,00 children under 14 go to hopsital emergency rooms each year do to severe
injuries. Lots of these injuries could be prevented by wearing the best sports equipment available. 30 million kids in the U.S. are participating in sports every year, which is fantastic, but with so many kids their has to be so much equipment, and lots of times many kids aren't giving as good as equipment as others because the school doesn't have all brand new equipment. 26,000 kids are injured every year in sports do to poor equipment. (Cleat Repeat: Youth Injury)
Brain injury remains the leading cause of youth sports injury. Kids are still growing and If not protected properly their lives could be in danger. Children are more capable of being injured because they are still growing and this is why we want to get them the most safe equipment possible.(Cleat Repeat: Youth injury)
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