Your child or student has the right equipment, eats the right food, gets enough sleep, and attends practice regularly. And yet, he or she might still be at risk for physical injury. Our seven reasons why it is imperative that young athletes should strength train will give you the real scoop on a crucial activity that is often overlooked in children’s sports:
Sports Business Journal reports that injuries are a team’s fourth largest expense after payroll, facilities and marketing. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, injuries also waste payroll: In 2015, MLB franchises spent over $700 million on player salaries for the season’s 30,000 missed games. That estimate is based on salary payments that still must go to players who are on the disabled list and unable to play. For a team that has lost a star, it goes beyond the lost payroll and lost time to potentially affecting the overall success of the team.
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