Youth sport injury data (from cdc) doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. Organized youth sports is a relatively new phenomenon. Youth sports begin with post war masculinization in america. A lot of kids are hurt playing sports. High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000. More than 3. 5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports. Children ages 5 to 14 account for nearly 40% of all sports-related injuries treated. On average the rate and severity of injury increases with a child"s age. Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half and all sports injuries to middle. Among athletes ages 5 to 14, the following percentage of players were injured and high school students injuries each year in hospitals while playing their respective sports. 12% softball players and elbow injuries among youth baseball and softball players. Since 2000, there has been a fivefold increase in the number of serious shoulder.