Soccer injuries and their relation to physical maturity.

  title={Soccer injuries and their relation to physical maturity.},
  author={Douglas D. Backous and Karl E. Friedl and Nathan J. Smith and Terence John Parr and W D Carpine},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  volume={142 8},
A prospective study of injuries encountered during participation in a summer soccer camp for youths aged 6 through 17 years revealed an injury incidence of 10.6 per 1000 hours for girls (107 injuries in 458 girls) and 7.3 per 1000 hours for boys (109 injuries in 681 boys). For both sexes, the incidence of injury increased at age 14 years. One certified athletic trainer (W.D.C.) assessed and documented all injuries during the course of the study. Seventy percent of injuries involved the lower… CONTINUE READING