Injury incidence rates in youth soccer vary considerably between studies and have been reported to be anywhere from 2.0 to 19.4 injuries per 1000 hours of exposure. 5–7 Injury incidence has been consistently documented to be much greater during games than during training in adolescents 5,8 as well as 7- to 12-year-olds. 5 In a recent systematic review of injury incidence in male soccer players, injury rates among adolescent athletes was found to range from 3.7 to 11.1 injuries per 1000 ...
Soccer is classified as a high- to moderate-intensity contact/collision sport, 19 with most injuries overall occurring from either player-to-player or player-to-ground/ball/goalpost contact rather than overuse. 14, –, 16 Contact injuries occur primarily when the player is tackling the ball, being tackled, or heading the ball as 1 or more defenders are impeding the play. 6 The mechanisms of noncontact injury include running, twisting/turning, shooting, and landing.
The overall injury incidence was 6.2 (95% CI = 5.5, 7.0) injuries per 1000 player hours, with a training incidence of 2.8 (95% CI = 2.3, 3.3) and match incidence of 32.8 (95% CI = 28.2, 38.1). The incidence of recurrent injuries was 0.5 (95% CI = 0.3, 0.7). A team sustained an average of 1.1 injuries per match.
The authors of this study found an injury rate of 25.6 injuries per 1000 hours of exposure in the group of players who played two matches per week compared to 4.1 injuries per 1000 hours of exposure in the group who had six days or more between matches. Tweet This Statistic.
Young people aged 5 to 14 accounted for 50 percent of the football injuries treated in emergency rooms in 2017, according to data from the National Safety Council. This age group accounted for 45 percent of soccer injuries, 44 percent of baseball and 40 percent of lacrosse and rugby injuries treated in emergency rooms the same year.
Unfortunately this is one of the most common soccer injuries. This section can include the eye, nose, & dental but the actual Concussions are the most serious. The way you prevent this is knowing how to head the ball & knowing your surroundings and when to go in for a challenge.
The incidence of injuries in soccer is mostly significant during games/matches, ranging from 9.5 to 48.7 injuries/1000 h among competitive male youth players, 2.5 to 8.7 injuries/1000 h among male professional players, and 12.5 to 30.3 injuries/1000 h among female players [9,10,11,12] (Table 2).
Here is a more comprehensive list of injury statistics in NCAA men’s soccer. Again, this data was obtained from the NCAA between the 2004/05 and 2008/09 seasons. Overall injury rate: 7.7 per 1,000 athlete exposures (games and practices combined) Injury rates in games: 16.9 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures
SPORTS INJURY STUDY Total Injuries Ranked by Sport Numbers are in thousands (000) Sport Total Total Injured % of Injuries Per Sport Participants Participants Total Injuries 100 Participants TOTAL INJURIES 211,202 20,145 100.0 9.5 Basketball 36,584 2,783 13.8 7.6 Running/Jogging 35,866 1,654 8.2 4.6 Soccer 17,641 1,634 8.1 9.3