Middle school athletes are less likely to sustain injuries than their high school or collegiate counterparts, though female student-athletes are at significantly higher risk of mild injury during practices than games.
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July 07, 2014
June 23, 2014
Sixth grader Lucy Li became the youngest-ever qualifier to compete at the U.S. Women's Open this past weekend, winning over fans, media members, and fellow golfers along the way.
January 24, 2014
The concussion rate for female middle-school soccer players is significantly greater than those previously reported for high school and college athletes.
January 16, 2014
In a sit-down discussion with former president Bill Clinton, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant suggested that "healthy competition" needs to remain in youth sports.
December 16, 2013
The proposed policy, which the board unanimously approved, would prohibit the use of any race or ethnic group as a school's mascot or nickname.
November 26, 2013
Middle and high school student-athletes in Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 sports-related head injuries during the 2012-13 school year, according to data from the state health department.
November 08, 2013
Three middle school football players from Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School in Rock Rapids, Iowa, face misdemeanor charges for reportedly bullying a teammate.
October 11, 2013
The New York Times' Room for Debate roundtable blog puts youth sports under the microscope.
July 12, 2013
A 12-year-old Georgia girl was told she could no longer participate on her middle school football team because she might arouse impure thoughts among the male athletes.
July 30, 2012
Both Louisiana State University and the University of Washington made headlines within the last week due to their reported interest in middle-school football players, again raising the eternal question of "how young is too young?" when it comes to recruiting.