Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-11-2013, 05:00 PM
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And you should read the
study and not just what HA posted on their website. The study found that there was a 33% reduction in serious injuries (injuries that required a player to miss 10 or more days) for Alberta bantam players who had learned to body check as peewees as compared to Quebec bantam players who were being introduced to bodychecking for the first time. Although concussion rates were similiar, the overall number of serious injuries was significantly greater for the bantam players in Quebec. I think this does provide some food for thought for those who say that introducing bodychecking at a younger age has no "protective" value as the kids get older, stronger and faster.
I read the entire report. There's a difference between reading and understanding what you read. You didn't pull the exact quote. You took it out of context. and you didn't understand it. It also states IMMEDIATELY after that those results must be "interpreted due to the three- to four-fold increase in the number of concussion risk among Pee Wee players in AB...... "
It doesn't compare Bantam players in AB to Bantam players in Quebec. They already established there's no difference in the injury and concussion rates between QC and AB Bantam players. You should pull the direct quote. Its saying that there is a 33% reduction in injuries in the ALBERTA BANTAM league (and they didn't say but they're comparing it to the AB PeeWee stats). That's why the disclaimer about the high rate of injury in AB PeeWee. So for fun, using made up number
Injuries in PeeWee (AB) 75/1000
Injuries in PeeWee (QC) 20/1000
Inturies in Bantam (AB) 50/1000
Injuries in Bantam (QC) 50/1000
you get the 33% reduction in injuries in AB Bantam. YAY! But you still have WAY more kids injured unnecessarily in AB.
Next time you accuse someone of not reading, you should maybe be sure that you know what you're talking about! Everytime you pro PeeWee hitting guys post, you lose all credibility.
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