Through technology, prevention, proper training, and a generous helping of veracity, we can fight the injury epidemic plaguing young athletes today. EliteX 360 G.A.M.E. screenings do more than keep young athletes in the game—they keep them safe.
Painless Screenings Are the First Line of Defense
Over 30 million children and adolescents participate in organized youth sports in the United States. Sports are an important activity for youths as they have been proven to:
Teach problem solving skills
Promote respect for authority
Teach the benefits of working as a team
Help development of self esteem
By encouraging our children to play sports, parents can be involved in their children’s lives. This is a welcome inclusion in a world that struggles with the balance between life and work, school, and a myriad of other obligations. Parents celebrate the wins and feel the sting of losses alongside their children, but keeping their children safe is the main priority.
The National Safe Kids Campaign says that more than 2.6 million athletes younger than 19 are treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year. Millions more are seen by their primary care physicians or a sports medicine clinic for injuries.
Here are some more eye-opening statistics:
- Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries in middle and high school students.
- 62% of injuries occur during practice and one third of young athletes do not take the same safety precautions as they would during a game.
- Injuries associated with sports participation and recreational activities account for 21% of all traumatic brain injuries among young athletes.
- According to the CDC, more than half of sports injuries that occur to young athletes are preventable.
This is why our screenings are so important. Prevention is key. The Kinetisense Advance Movement Screen is a powerful tool that we use to identify how susceptible an athlete is to injuries caused by repetitive movements.
Our G.A.M.E. screening from is one of the best things an athletic department or school can do to assess their athletes and determine their risk for injury. This is the ounce of prevention needed to adjust training and correct imperfections in movement to stop catastrophic and career-ending injuries before they happen.
This is our entire purpose. Young athletes dedicate enormous amounts of time and effort into improving their athletic abilities and furthering their participation in sports through high school and into college and beyond. Seeing these dreams and aspirations stunted by a serious, preventable sports injury could be a severe blow to their self-esteem and mental well-being. We have experienced it first hand.
Protect your athletes. Give them every advantage possible. Call EliteX 360 today to get started. Our painless screenings take only a few minutes to complete. The athlete performs a series of movements without the hindrance of any wearable technology. Once they are done, our powerful software does an instant assessment and prints out a detailed, easy to understand report. The reports outline any deficiencies and give players, parents, and athletic trainers tangible data they can use to adjust training to prevent injuries and optimize performance.
Learn more about our G.A.M.E. screenings or call us to make an appointment.