Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-12-2013, 12:27 AM
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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.
What?? Here is another quote from the study... "
we found that the risk of injury resulting in more than seven days of time loss from play was 33% lower among players with two years of bodychecking experience in Pee Wee (ages 11–12) than among those without such bodychecking experience
." They arrived at this conclusion by comparing the bantam players in Quebec and Alberta.
I treat kids with sport-related concussions on a regular basis, as well as other primarily musculoskeletal non-surgical sports injuries. Although I would agree that any injury to the brain is not good, the vast majority of concussions are not "severe" and the symptoms do generally resolve quickly and completely, and those kids return to playing their chosen sports. Flipantly dismissing the potential long-term complications of other "severe" (the authors' term) injuries such as dislocated and/or separated shoulders, cruciate ligament tears, meniscus tears, fractures, etc. shows a complete disregard for the future health and well-being for these kids, and these are the majority of injuries we see from collision sports.
My son just finished his second yr. of peewee at the AA level. In his case he is fortunate to be an early birthdate who has grown a lot (he is 5' 9", 160 lbs and just turned 13), and he loves the game, hitting and all. Over his 2 years in peewee, his teams played probably at least 100 games in total, and in each season we experienced one concussion on our team. One player missed the remainder of the season and one returned in 2 weeks with zero further complications. The player who experienced the more serious injury fell awkwardly and hit his head on the ice completely independant of a bodycheck. The player who missed 2 weeks had his head down and was hit with a legal, clean bodycheck.
I know I'm rambling a bit, but I guess my point is that in collision sports injuries unfortunately do happen. By removing bodychecking from peewee we probably will be sparing many 11-12 yr olds from injury, I just won't be seeing them in my office until they are 13-14 now.
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