Playing sports as a child and as a teen can be a great experience, a chance to make friends, build teamwork and leadership skills, and just have a good time. Unfortunately, all sports have the potential for injury, and one of America’s favorite sports, football, also involves an incredibly high rate of sports injuries. No parent wants to see their child going through acl repair surgery, but we also do not do not want to take away their opportunities because we are afraid. Collaborating with coaches to instate some prevention techniques can be an effective middle ground.
- Consistent strength training: One of the most common injuries to football players is damaging the a