The Beckham family has always been known for their sport playing abilities, but now experts are saying that kids should skip the pee wee sports due to the possibility of injuries.
Allston Stubbs, M.D., an orthopedist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, NC, says he’s seeing more adolescents and preteens with serious overuse injuries than ever before. “They’re coming in with major shoulder, knee, and hip problems, including pulled or torn ACLs. And it’s in large part due to the fact that kids are starting sports at very young ages when their bones are still developing.”
According to research, more than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year. Celebrity kids under the age of 14 who current play sports include Sean Preston, Romeo Beckham, and Cruz Beckham.
Experts believe that kids are starting sports too young and should wait until they are a little older before competing.
Provided by Parenting, here are some tips to keep your kids healthy, happy, and accident-free:
1. Stay away from competition.
Competition can be stressful on children and turn them off from sports forever.
2. Be well-rounded.
Specializing in one sports leads to overuse injuries.
3. Take time off.
Young kids need to rest their bodies. For a season or two, enroll your kid in an arts group such as band or drama.
At what age do you think kids should be allowed to start playing sports?