Factors Associated With Youth Athlete Injury Risk

by: Ryan Halvorson

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Young athletes have a significant risk of injury. A recent study questioned whether specific factors could be associated with increased levels of risk.

Presented at the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, the study featured 1,206 athletes aged 8–18. Participants completed a questionnaire that asked about sports specialization; stage of puberty; and height and weight. Researchers collected the same data on the athletes every 6 months for 3 years.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2

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About the Author

Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the chief content officer for Fit Scribe Media (; contributing editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association; director of group training at Bird Rock Fit in La ...