Medically reviewed by Adam Ploeg, MS, ATC McLeod Sports Medicine
The most dangerous student sport in the autumn is…(would you believe) cheerleading, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Injury Research. While that may surprise you, the fact that football and soccer are also near the top of the list is not surprising. If you or your child is engaged in fall sports, here are some tips to help you navigate the rough waters of autumn competition. Remember, that the rate of injury for youth athletes is about the same as professional athletes.