“We found that among ice hockey players aged 15-17 years in elite leagues that allow body checking, injury and injury for those with more bodychecking experience (3 or more years) relative to players under 2 years old The rate of concussion was more than double that of the experience,” says lead author and postdoctoral scholar at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Center, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Despite strong evidence that Denial of bodychecking in youth ice hockey games reduces injury rates, including bruisingSome have argued that gaining experience in bodychecking earlier can protect players from injuries, including concussions, when they are of age until leagues where policy allows bodychecking in sports.
Researchers collected injury surveillance data over three sporting seasons (2015/16 to 2017/18) on 941 hockey players aged 15-17 on 186 teams in Alberta, Canada, to find the relationship between cumulative years of bodychecking experience in sports can be determined. Permitted and the rate of injury and concussion among players. The most common injury in this age group, regardless of the duration of the body’s examination experience, wasMake up more than a third (34%) of all injuries.
Dr Carolyn Emery, Canada Research’s principal investigator, says, “This evaluation provides important evidence for recent, as well as future policy decisions regarding body checking in youth ice hockey, and helps to ensure that these policies are implemented. There have been no unintended consequences because of it.” President and Chair of the Sports Injury Prevention Research Center, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
“This study provides further evidence supporting the removal of bodychecking in youth ice hockey to reduce rates of injury and concussion,” the authors write.