Top-5 Most Dangerous Sports For Boys
According to The Great School Organization, doctors treat 389,000 musculoskeletal injuries a year to players between the age of five and 14. Concussion study has also become more advanced. Since football is a collision sport, it records almost twice the amount of injuries as other sports like basketball and soccer. High school athletes, because of their smaller stature, are almost twice as likely to sustain an injury as a college athlete.
2. Boys Basketball
Basketball is the second most dangerous sport for high school boys. According to Web MD, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) have increased by nearly 70 percent over the last decade. Even though head injuries are up, strains and sprains are still the leading injuries for the sport. It’s important that athletes take the time to stretch before each practice/game.
With more and more kids participating in soccer, it’s only natural that the number of injuries will increase as well. Leg injuries such as ankle sprains or thigh/leg sprains are the most common for soccer players. Surprisingly, concussions are not that common in soccer. However, 66 percent of the injuries that occur from heading a ball are head related injuries.
Most injuries in baseball are due to contact with another player, the bat, or ball. Baseball players who start when they’re young will have a greater chance of sustaining an arm or elbow related injury when they get older. If severe head trauma occurs while playing baseball, it’s usually because the athlete failed to wear the required protective gear.
According to The Great School Organization, Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation as teams have increased by 200 percent in the past few years. It’s estimated that one out of ten injuries in Lacrosse are classified as a concussion. It’s a collision sport, so knee and leg injuries are also common. Commotio Cordis (Sudden Cardiac Death) can occur in this sport with players taking a sudden blow to the chest area, which could cause the heart to stop. Even though this injury is very rare, it’s the most worrisome injury with Lacrosse.
To see the top-5 most dangerous sports for girls, click here
What do you think? Does this limit what sports you will allow your kids to participate in?
The Case for Lacrosse to Replace American Football
I would like to open up this controversial article by saying that I love College Football. So so so much. It is my favorite thing. This article was borne out of a tough conversation with a colleague. A conversation that through much sadness and fear of change, I had to concede on out of logic, rational thought, and care for people’s well-being. A good way to open my argument is with a common statement that is becoming rather high profile as of late.“I don’t think I’d let my son play football.”
There is a reason that line is uttered by many from presidents to celebrities. Football is dangerous. The relatively recent data that has already come out and that will continue to come out over the next few years is incredibly damning for the sport.
Football: NJSIAA executive committee approves on 1st reading recommendation to limit contact in practice to 15 minutes a week during season and 6 hours a week, including scrimmages, during preseason. Vote was unanimous. Needs another approval at 2nd reading to start 2019 season
— Philip Anastasia (@PhilAnastasia) February 13, 2019
New Jersey is moving to approve the strictest high school football contact rules in the country. The NJSIAA unanimously approved a proposal last week that would reduce in-season full practice-field contact from 90 minutes per week to a maximum of 15 minutes per week, and then pre-season full contact, would be reduced to 6 hours, with the existing ban on full contact in spring and summer remaining unchanged. Last year, California lawmakers introduced a bill that would set a minimum age for contact football.
“It was quite shocking to learn that the biomarkers were high before they were even involved in one hit or tackle for the season,” said Linda Papa, MD, lead author of the study and emergency medicine physician at Orlando Health “This suggests that the effects of past head injuries are persisting over time. ”
This image below, I’m sure is one that many of us have seen before. That large foreboding cavity in the center of the brain starts at the first concussion and grows with each new hit.
Depending on position, an eighth grader in full-contact football that continues the sport through college has a lot of time opportunity for hits and thus a high chance for that hole to continue enlarging. My colleague who I discussed the topics of this article with played football in high school. He said to me, “you know I took quite a few hard hits, and sometimes I gotta wonder if… they impacted me.” This made me really sad.
This growing body of data is not about, “turning America into a soft country,” which I see as the number one response from angry parents and football fans in opposition to these studies’ between the lines suggestions to limit or even ban contact football at certain levels. It’s about protecting these vulnerable members of our society whose brains and bodies aren’t even finished growing yet while also trying to satiate our societal need for a certain type of sport.
More data will come out. More states will introduce measures like New Jersey is attempting. Some places will even start to ban football. It’s only a matter of time. And as this societal turnover occurs, another issue is that minority and low-income players will be the last ones in, the effects of head injuries disproportionately affecting them more. Why? Well, the reason is multi-fold. For starters, a poll from 2014 revealed that 66 percent of football fans who earned more than $50,000 a year were more likely to have heard a good deal about the link between football and brain damage, compared to 47 percent of those who made less than $50,000 a year. The link is that higher-income people tend to be better educated and, thus, are also more likely to be informed about current and important events.
But even with all of this, however, this is still America. We
There is in fact, no truer American sport, in the true meaning of the word, than lacrosse when you consider its origin.
The History of Lacrosse
According to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), Lacrosse was likely started by Native Americans of the St. Lawrence Valley area by the Algonquian tribe and they were followed by other tribes in the eastern half of North America, and around the western Great Lakes. Other sources suggest an even broader origin of the game with virtually all Eastern Woodlands Indigenous peoples playing the sport as well as Indigenous people of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies.
Lacrosse is actually the National Sport of Canada, and the modern rules were codified by Canadian William George Beers in 1867, but there is no logical reason why the U. S. cannot grow to adopt lacrosse in the same manner, given that the Native American groups which played lacrosse originally existed throughout much of both the modern United States and Canada.
Modern Lacrosse’s United States popularity started during the late 1800s and first half of the 1900s, the exact same timeframe as college football’s inception and subsequent growth. It was primarily a regional sport centered around the Mid-Atlantic, especially New York and Maryland. Lacrosse spread to the rest of the United States in the latter half of the 20th Century where by then college football had already taken hold of the nation, with the blue bloods already well-established. So for whatever reason, despite its vibrant native history on the continent, lacrosse got a late start in the United States relative to football.
Field lacrosse, is the specific type of lacrosse that I am arguing on behalf of. Field Lacrosse is played on a 110 yard field, and is a full-contact, ten man sport (three attackmen, three midfielders, three defensemen, and one goalie), with players wearing helmets, gloves, shoulder pads, and elbow pads, and of course wielding a crosse (lacrosse stick) which range from 40 to 72 inches depending on the position. Lacrosse is actually the fastest growing high school team-sport according to a 2016 participation survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations. The image below demonstrates the field.
This Tweet from the Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse Twitter account demonstrates the the field positions.
#RUMLax starters are set.
GK: Max Edelmann
D: Pless, Bullett, Stahanczyk
M: Rose, Gallagher, Sanguinetti
A: Mullins, Coyne, Charalambides
Michael Sanguinetti makes his first career start. Max Edelmann makes his first start of the season. pic.twitter.com/TNzAnQfAAj— Rutgers Men’s LAX (@RUmlax) February 16, 2019
Now yes, because Lacrosse is still a full-contact sport, it is not 100% safe from injury, hence the helmets and pads. However, the occurrence of overall injuries per 1,000 athletic exposures is about .25 for lacrosse compared to football’s .54 according to a 2007 publication in the Journal of Athletic Training. Additionally, the rate of reported concussions in lacrosse per 10,000 athletic exposures for high school is 6.2 compared to 11.2 for football according to a 2013 study.
So Lacrosse isn’t a dainty sport by any stretch, but it seems to be a damn good compromise given that it has almost all of American Football’s major aspects minus the high injury rate. Lacrosse even has the exact same fifteen minute quarters that football has.
“But I’m not into lacrosse”
Let me share how I got into football, because I can promise everyone I was not even slightly into football or any team sports prior to college. I was a tennis player. The origin of my current obsession with college football is my freshman year where I was “forced” to watch an entire season of Rutgers Football home games as a member of the marching band (2012… Yes, we were solid enough to get someone into football then). Before that, I hadn’t a care in the world about the sport, but with the exposure I bought into the hype. I could “see why people love this,” and now I do too. So much. In general, continued exposure is a great way to develop a taste for something. If I can develop a taste for whole grain bread by eating it every day, Americans can develop a taste for big time lacrosse. Therefore, I encourage you to watch a lacrosse game the next Saturday you have a chance. Since I’m writing this piece on a Big Ten blog which probably has the best top to bottom lacrosse league in the NCAA, I imagine many readers here already have a team that actually represents their fandom.
Lacrosse is a fun, dynamic sport with the same spirit as football in my opinion. Again it has so many boxes checked when comparing it to football (American origin, large team, large field, full-contact, four quarters) and also comes with the benefit of being a more guilt-free sport to watch. Knowing what I know about the link between permanent brain damage and other injuries and football, I have this growing feeling of guilt whenever I watch football as I work hard to shove that knowledge to the deepest realms of my subconscious to try to enjoy the game. But it’s still there, and it comes out a little more whenever a player gets injured. It’s there for all of us educated enough to trust and acknowledge the data. Watching lacrosse is much freer from such feelings and I don’t know about you, but this video below capturing the slow motion plays of an intense, close game is just as entertaining as any college football game. And look, lacrosse has cool helmets too.
This video below shows what live lacrosse is like and in particular captures some solid and exciting downfield movement.
I am envisioning an America where Lacrosse goes far beyond the NCAA. An America where the MLL (Major League Lacrosse) is on par with and eventually maybe even supersedes the NFL as the premiere professional sports league in the country, with new cities and states getting major league lacrosse teams. An America with tailgating outside a Lacrosse-focused stadium just like on any football game day. An America where kids from all backgrounds (as of right now, lacrosse is incredibly non-diverse) grow up wanting to be professional lacrosse players with the prospect of a lucrative career minus the brain damage, and without their parents having the same level of injury wariness as with football.
An America where Lacrosse supplants American Football for the purpose of societal welfare.
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Dr Bennet Omalu says kids should avoid lacrosse and soccer
The doctor who inspired the Will Smith movie Concussion says teenagers should not play lacrosse or ice hockey – and only over-14s should play soccer.
There is a growing wave of calls to ban school children – and even adults – from playing American football, given the burgeoning research linking blows to the head with crippling brain diseases like CTE.
Dr Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovered CTE, has said letting children play the contact sport is ‘the definition of child abuse’.
But he warns that is hardly the only sport that could inflict life-long damage on a child’s brain.
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Dangerous? Lacrosse has one of the highest concussion rates across all sports
The ‘big six’ to avoid, he says, are football, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, and ice hockey.
But speaking to Today ahead of releasing his new book My Alarming Discovery About The Danger Of Contact Sports, he said other sports carry dangers too.
‘Lacrosse has one of the highest concussion rates across all sports. It’s a very dangerous sport — people need to know that. I also don’t think kids younger than 18 should play it,’ he said.
‘As far as soccer, there should not be any heading below the age of 18.’
He added: ‘Soccer as it’s played today should be played by only children who are above the age of 12-14. Children younger than that should play a modified form of soccer, whereby there’s less contact. Maybe we make the balls bigger and lighter so that there’s less accidental injury.’
Instead, he points to the abundance of sports that carry a far lower concussion risk.
They include swimming, track and field, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, and lawn tennis.
Dr Omalu insists that he thinks anyone past their 20s has the right to play whatever sport they want, because their brain is developed.
But before at least the age of 18, he believes their should be rules banning any form of activity that could inflict concussion.
‘Your brain becomes fully developed at about 18-25,’ he told Today. ‘I would be the first to defend your right to do whatever you want as an adult as long as it doesn’t pose a threat to the life of another person. That doesn’t mean it’s safe.’
Forensic pathologist and neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu discovered CTE
He added: ‘Children have not reached the age of consent. We are having fewer children so our children are becoming more precious. My son is almost eight years old and he’ll be the first to tell you that football is not good for your brain.’
His words come on the heel of a study by St Michael’s Hospital in Canada which found contact sports have a significant impact on young athletes’ brain structure and function.
Researchers found that body contact and brain damage are directly correlated – with sports that involve more contact causing more significant changes.
The research team looked at preseason brain scans of 65 total varsity athletes.
Of those 23 athletes played collision sports, meaning that players have routine and purposeful body-to-body contact.
Another 22 played contact sports, meaning contact is allowed but isn’t an integral part of the game. And the final 20 played non-contact sports.
None of the participants were otherwise unhealthy.
The team found that the athletes who played collision and contact sports had visible differences in structure, function and chemical markers than typically associated with brain injury.
Their brains also looked considerably different than athletes who did not play contact sports.
Ranking Sports from Least to Most Dangerous: Includes NFL, NBA, NHL and Soccer | Bleacher Report
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Anyone who watches sports, or participates in any, knows one undeniable fact—there is danger involved. Every sport can have its athletes suffer anything from a scraped elbow to life threatening injuries, which may even include death.
Each sport has its own risks and rewards. Most athletes do not care about this, though, as they are attracted to the glory, fame, pride and money that comes along with being a professional athlete.
So what I decided to do was take the ten sports that are the most dangerous and rank them.
The reason for this is to bring attention to something very few people think about until it happens, which is sports injuries.
I have had a few people question why Soccer is on the list, let me give you a quick fact. In the last 12 years Hockey has had exactly 2 deaths on the ice worlds wide, soccer has had over 70 deaths on the field in that time. If you have to wonder after that then I don’t know what to tell you.
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This one may actually surprise some people, because major injuries are more scarce in basketball than most other sports due to the low amount of contact involved.
But it is a dangerous game.
Let me outline why it is not the safest sport in the world. You play on hardwood floors with guys who all make average people look small in a fast paced game which involves people scrambling to get the ball in a small area.
A game of basketball will maybe have one injury, if that, but every once in awhile you will hear about someone who falls and hits their head on the court, or in the case of Dennis Rodman, a camera man getting kicked in the groin.
Still doubt me? Watch the video.
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I felt like I had to include these sports, because it is well documented how dangerous they are, but I am not making a slideshow featuring every sport in existence so I decided to group these together.
Skateboarding, trick bicycle riding and pretty much any other sport involving standing on a set of wheels is included here.
These sports may not have had as many notable deaths as some of the bigger sports, but that does not mean it is not dangerous. Skateboarders in particular break many bones in the course of a professional career, and it is something they understand and accept.
These athletes get very little credit in terms of being held in the same regard as guys like Walter Payton and Michael Jordan, but their skills are no less impressive.
I am of the belief that anyone with some coordination could shoot a basketball, but that does not mean they will be a professional, but with skateboarding you may have great balance and still never get the hang of it.
These kinds of sports are generally associated with youth due to their short lifespan in the public eye compared to, say, baseball, which has been around in one form or another for nearly 200 years.
These men and women put themselves in danger every time they practice and perform. Not many athletes can say the same for their profession.
Don’t agree with me? Ask Tony Hawk how easy it is.
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Grouping these sports was another decision based on size of the article and similarity. They all require you to strap into, or stand on top of, a board and use it to balance as you traverse snow or float along the water while riding waves.
Skiing is probably the most dangerous of the three sports listed as I am betting most people can name at least one person who has died skiing.
This sport is intense, and this is coming from someone who was born in a set of K2s. Going down the hill at break neck speed is a rush for sure, but it is also extremely dangerous. Sure the snow can cushion your fall, but it can also turn to ice and become more dangerous than dry ground.
I have been skiing for over 20 years, and I have had my fair share of spills resulting in sore limbs and bloody face injuries. It’s almost a right of passage to take a nasty spill on a slope.
When you begin one of these sports, the first thing they teach you is how to stop, because the most important thing you must know is that you are doing something that could potentially kill you in the blink of an eye.
And anyone who saw the end of Point Break knows how dangerous surfing can be.
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Anything which involves going in excess of 150 miles per hour is dangerous no matter how many safety precautions you put in place.
I am not a fan of either of these sports, but I did see Dale Earnhardt die the day it happened on live television, and that will always stick with me.
I was with a family who enjoyed NASCAR and we had turned on the TV five minutes before the crash that took his life occurred.
It was a sad scene, indeed, as no replay meant someone was injured or dead. The race continued, but the people watching no longer cared about the outcome.
A hero to all fans of the sport had died in what can only be described as a disaster.
Do not watch the video if you have a weak stomach.
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A sport known for its riots more than its players, soccer is a dangerous sport for many reasons.
Soccer may not be a contact sport, per se, but it has plenty of contact resulting in bodily harm, especially when you take into account the fact players are wearing shoes with spikes that look more like weapons than sporting equipment.
The players take this sport very seriously, because it is a low scoring sport where every point counts, as well as the fact it is the most popular sport worldwide.
Many people have had their careers ended on the soccer field, and yet it is not viewed as one of the tougher sports in the US for some reason.
Perhaps it is America’s desire for a high score that keeps them away from soccer, but the same can be said for hockey, which is relatively popular in the United States.
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What can you say about the game of hockey that hasn’t already been said about Joan Rivers—it’s icy, cold, sometimes fun to watch and something people in the south could care less about.
This might be the only non-fighting sport where you are always in danger of being punched out. In a sport characterized by the toothless grins of its top players and the hourly fights that seem to break out for almost no reason, hockey has become one of our more dangerous past-times.
Despite the large amount of padding worn by players, they still manage to mangle their faces and break their bones in every game, and then smile about it to the press afterward as their bloody faces fill the sports pages.
And do I even need to mention the pair of blades attached to each player’s feet? I don’t know how much more I can say about hockey other than it is a sport with known risks that may outweigh the possible rewards.
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This is a sport with virtually no coverage in the United Sates, and yet it has all the elements that should make it popular.
It combines the general rules of both football and soccer with some polo thrown in as well. Rugby is much bigger in Europe than it is here, and it is viewed as a much tougher version of American football.
The players make just as much contact as football players so but wear a fraction of the protective gear. There have been deaths in rugby due to the dangerous nature of the game.
This is yet another video that should not be watched by people with weak stomachs.
These guys use their whole bodies to play the game, and you can see the cost of that style of play in the video.
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Even though I just got done saying rugby is more dangerous than football, I am in the US and I have witnessed way more football-related injuries than rugby, so that is where the ranking comes from.
Football is the ultimate manly sport in the United States. It combines speed, strength, planning and teamwork.
The best example most people know is Joe Theismann. One of the best players in the NFL at the time, Theismann seemed poised to take his team to the Super Bowl when the unthinkable happened.
Lawrence Taylor, one of the most feared men in the NFL, was the man who would unfortunately be the one to end Theismann’s career.
It was an accident which is evident by Taylor’s reaction after the injury occurs, but it still outlines the dangers of full contact sports like football.
Steroids is the hot button topic these days, but the fact remains that the players are in more danger from each other than any other factor.
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Dana White can talk about how there has been no deaths in MMA and how safe the environment is all he wants, but any sport where the main goal is to beat your opponent into submission or knock them out is very dangerous.
What Dana seems to forget when he makes these arguments is UFC and MMA have been around in the US for a fraction of the time that all the other contact sports have been.
I have seen guys get choked out, bloodied, and broken all for the chance to get a title match. I understand the glory involved with such a macho sport, but the dangers may outweigh the possible rewards.
People who get into MMA have to train by fighting, and you don’t get paid to train. Some guys don’t know what they are getting into and their careers are over before they even start because they get injured or can’t take the toll on their bodies.
Guys like Brock Lesnar and Tito Ortiz have made MMA more mainstream, but when it comes down to it, MMA is the definition of a bloodsport, the closest thing we have to the old death matches from the ancient Romans and Greeks.
I am not in any way trashing MMA. I actually enjoy it, but it is dangerous and no one should have any misconceptions about what they are watching.
This video is somewhat graphic, so be prepared.
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No one can make a reasonable argument as to boxing not being the most dangerous sport. There have been numerous deaths in the history of the sport, and injuries occur in pretty much every match.
Most boxers leave the sport with some kind of lasting injury whether it’s vision problems, coordination problems, speech impediments or even brain damage.
And that is not even mentioning the people who have been left crippled in wheelchairs.
Boxing is all about violence, and no one can argue that. Call it the sweet science all you want—the entire point of the sport is to hit the other guy until he can’t hit you anymore.
Look at guys like Ali, Holyfield and Tyson. They fought most of their lives and each one has paid a physical price for those years of abuse to their bodies.
I am not saying they should disband the sport, I am simply stating the facts.
Boxing is the most dangerous sport out there today, and until MMA catches up it probably won’t change anytime soon.
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I did not rank pro wrestling, because it is not really classified as a sport by the people running it. It is classified as entertainment, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous.
Wrestling has been one of the most controversial sports of all time, and that’s just from the last ten years. Between the accusations of steroids and drugs and all the news surrounding the deaths of Owen Hart and Chris Benoit, wrestling has been in the spotlight for a long time for reasons I am sure make Vince McMahon smash things regularly.
Despite their deaths not being due to wrestling in the ring, they garnered national attention and brought focus to the conditions wrestlers perform in.
No matter how much they try and take care of each other in the ring, accidents happen and there is nothing anyone can do to prevent them.
None of this even matches the fact that some of these guys cut themselves willingly.
I can’t even list all the real injuries I have seen in wrestling, because the list would be as long as a book, so I will let the video do the talking for me.
What is the indoor version of lacrosse called? – JanetPanic.com
What is the indoor version of lacrosse called?
How long is a box lacrosse game?
How big is a lacrosse field compared to a soccer field?
But, there is one important similarity that high schools have been taking advantage of. The regulation field size for lacrosse is 60 yards wide by 110 yards long, and the regulation size for a soccer field is 60 yards wide by 100 yards long.
How big is a women’s lacrosse field?
140 x 70 yards
Why do women’s lacrosse drop their sticks?
After a goal, the player who scored may not touch the strings of her crosse and must immediately drop her stick. If the opposing coach requests a stick check after a goal, the official would inspect the pocket of the scoring player’s crosse.
Is lacrosse a girl sport?
The sport has four versions that have different sticks, fields, rules and equipment: field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse. The women’s game is played outdoors and does not allow body contact but does allow stick to stick contact.
Is lacrosse a sport for rich?
Going back to the issues associated with lopsided growth, according to this data, lacrosse is living up too its reputation as a sport for the wealthy. Lacrosse gear is expensive with a set of pads, helmet, and shaft, and head costing upwards of $300 on the lowend and $1000+ on the highend.
What is the easiest position in lacrosse?
Is Lacrosse hard for beginners?
Lacrosse is easy to learn, and a great sport because of total control. In every other sport, such as basketball, you can control the ball, but you’re dribbling the ball, and it’s more difficult to keep it and shoot it. Even when you do, it’s either a shot, or a dunk.
What is the hardest position to play in lacrosse?
What age should you start lacrosse?
How hard is it to get good at lacrosse?
For most folks, lacrosse is a relatively easy game to pick up. The rules are fairly simple, with ten players on the field for a team (four defenders, three offensive, three midfielders, and a goalie). The flow of the game is incredibly fast-paced, with transitions moving quick.
Is D3 lacrosse hard?
Their level of play is like high level D2 lacrosse, or mid to low level D1 lacrosse. The top 60-70 D3 teams take lacrosse very seriously. Kids on those teams have played before, usually a LOT. Just making the team is hard if you weren’t an exceptional player on your high school team and good overall athlete.
Is Lacrosse harder than baseball?
It’s harder than football, harder than baseball, harder than basketball, harder than hockey or soccer or cycling or skiing or fishing or billiards or any other of the 60 sports we rated….
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Can you start lacrosse at 14?
Lacrosse requires coordination. The coordination required to run, and handle the balls, using the stick as well as being him the sticks of their opponents, means that most kids aren’t fully prepared until at least third or fourth grade. That doesn’t mean you can’t start your child out earlier.
What does my daughter need for lacrosse?
What do youth girls need to play lacrosse
- Starter Sets.
- Youth Girl’s / Women’s Complete Lacrosse Stick.
- Women’s/Youth Lacrosse Cleats and Turfs.
- Gloves (Optional)
- Lacrosse Balls.
What skills do you need to play lacrosse?
The four basic fundamental skills of lacrosse include the following: cradling, scooping, throwing and catching. It is very important to develop a strong foundation of these skills at a young age. It will enable a person to demonstrate the correct methods and techniques necessary for all levels of play.
How dangerous is lacrosse?
Overall, lacrosse is a moderate risk sport in which the vast majority of injuries are minor strains, sprains, and bruises. However, more significant injuries can occur. Non-contact, ankle and knee ligament sprains, sustained while cutting and dodging are common in both girls and boys lacrosse.
What sport has highest death rate?
Baseball also has the highest fatality rate among sports for children ages 5 to 14, with three to four children dying from baseball injuries each year. Bicycling. More than 200,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries.
Is lacrosse a violent sport?
Is Lacrosse a Dangerous Sport? Lacrosse is considered a moderate risk sport. This means that the majority of injuries that come from the sport are minor bruises, strains, and sprains. However, more significant injuries can still occur in lacrosse.
Do lacrosse balls hurt?
That Hit’s Going to Leave a Mark! Most of us have said this while watching a lacrosse game or practice when a player gets hit with an errant pass or shot. Hard rubber lacrosse balls hurt when they hit you — and yes, they do leave a mark.
Do lacrosse balls have cement in them?
Question: Do lacrosse balls contain cement/metal? Answer: Nope! Lacrosse balls are solid rubber.
What is a lacrosse ball called?
PEARL lacrosse balls are the official ball of the United States men’s national lacrosse team and US Lacrosse, the national governing body. Brine is the exclusive supplier of lacrosse balls to Major League Lacrosse.
What are the most common injuries in lacrosse?
Common Lacrosse Injuries
- Ankle sprain.
- Head and face contusion.
- Knee sprain (ACL, MCL)
- Wrist fracture.
- Hip flexor strain.
- Low back pain.
What is the most common injury in women’s lacrosse?
Injuries occur most frequently from stick-to-player or player-to-ball contact, rather than player-to-player contact. Women sustain a higher percentage of head and facial injuries relative to male lacrosse players. The most common types of injuries for women are concussions, sprains, contusions, and lacerations.
What are the safest sports to play?
Top 10 safest sports in the world, ranked
- Running – a solo sport.
- Volleyball – especially safe on the sand.
- Cycling – a great cardio sport.
- Baseball – a popular bat-and-ball game.
- Swimming – a safe school sport.
- Tennis – a racket game.
- Football – the most popular sport in the world.
- Basketball – a worldwide ball game.
Does lacrosse have a lot of injuries?
What is the most dangerous sport?
Most dangerous sports with the highest rate of injury
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Is lacrosse safer than football?
Now yes, because Lacrosse is still a full-contact sport, it is not 100% safe from injury, hence the helmets and pads. Additionally, the rate of reported concussions in lacrosse per 10,000 athletic exposures for high school is 6.2 compared to 11.2 for football according to a 2013 study.
Has anyone died playing lacrosse?
The mortality rate associated with lacrosse was 1.46 deaths per 100000 person-years and was similar to that of other sports including baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. CONCLUSIONS: Sudden deaths in competitive lacrosse participants are rare and no more common than in most other sports.
Most Dangerous Sports – Top Ten List1 Bull Riding Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider.American bull riding has been called “the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.” To receive a score, the rider must stay atop the bull for eight …read more.
Per capita and overall… BY FAR the most dangerous. I did this for years and lost 2 friends with an additional 2 friends in a wheel chairs for life. Most of the guys I know have lost teeth and have had multiple concussions. I had to quit and moved onto mixed martial arts because I could not physically continue bull riding. If you consider X-games a sport, that also needs to be considered. Cheerleading is a joke, and soccer is what we do until puberty happens. I guess if you want a sport that consists of crying all the time… Soccer could only be second to basketball. Baseball is barely a sport because a position player could almost take a nap… If Prince Fielder is a major athlete in your sport… I’m just saying. He reminds me of golf’s John Daly. Oh! And! Golf is NOT a sport. It is somewhere between darts and bowling.
Cheerleading, lacrosse and horseback riding more dangerous than bull riding? Who is doing this list, the members of the Harvard Country Club?
There is no sport more dangerous than bull riding. Did anyone see the story they did on HBO’s “Real Sports? ” Bull riders suffer one “significant injury” for every 15 events. The bull rider they interviewed listed his injures which included several concussions, 11 surgeries, broken wrists, collar bones, legs, arms, numerous ribs, and several fractures to his face when a bull stomped on his nose! (I don’t remember all of them, but it rivaled the injuries of Evil Kenevil. (sp?
My niece rode horse (competition jumping) from 7 years old to 17 and never suffered anything more than a bruise.
I’m sorry. All my life, I’ve been watching bull riding, and never I’ve seen so many young guys get hurt or killed doing this. Yes, cheerleading is a VERY dangerous activity, but I think it’s second to bull riding. You almost never see bull-riders above thirty. If they live that long, they retire. You see young guys in their twenties with no teeth who can barely walk, and I’ve seen plenty of young men get pounded into the dirt who have to be carried out on a stretcher, and next season you see then- in a wheel chair on the sidelines, paralyzed neck down. And sometimes, you never see them again.
I bull ride pretty much every other weekend at private place where we buck bulls to get them ready for rodeos. You get on a bull that weighs anywhere to 1500 to 2000 lbs and risk your life every time you just sit in the chute. As soon as the gate opens you have a heart beat to make your next move with the bull you don’t have time to plan out move by move in a locker room or on a bench like most sports. If you mess up your on the ground if you break something you have to cowboy up and still get up and run your butt off to the nearest fence so you don’t get run over or attacked by the bull. If that isn’t the most dangerous sport out there then id like to see a cheer leader get on a bull and last for the 8 seconds id be surprised if they could last 4 seconds.2 Horseback Riding Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it’s physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don’t have a good relationship …read more.
Unbelievable how dangerous horse riding is. The amount of precision and skill that is put into this sport and needed to succeed is insane. I’ve been riding for coming up to seven years and the amount of times I’ve got hurt is startling. How ever many thoughts you have while playing rugby, or cheerleading or boxing, imagine all of that, but doubled, because it’s not just you you have to worry about, it’s a living, breathing, functioning animal with its own mind that could kill you in a split second if it wanted to. The amount of young people – and older – who have lost their lives to this sport is sad, and all they were doing was what they loved. People don’t just go riding one day and become an amazing rider with flawless skill, and bond with a horse, and no fear of them, no, it takes years and years of practice. So of you’re someone out there saying the horse does all the work, sure keep believing that, but while your thinking that, I just want to let you know, YOU’RE WRONG! If a …more
Most dangerous because of how you just put your life at risk to just build a bond with an animal. I’m 11 years old, been riding since I was 5, and been trampled, slammed into fences, broken hard wooden jumps and so on… Jockeys who ride in the Grand National put their lives at risk for the thrill of it, not because of money or titles, for the horses. Also, you don’t just have to think about yourself through out these experiences, you have to think about your horse, because if you are scared while doing something like cross country jumping or racing, your horse will know because they feed of your energy, and as soon as you get nervous, they start to freak out. Most people who are non-equestrians will say things like ” It’s easy, you just sit there while the horse does all the jumps and stuff.” Well, it’s great that it looks easy, but it’s not, and while you’re doing something like dressage, it’s suppose to look effortless for the rider, it’s just SOME of the beauty involved in the …more
Horse riding takes true dedication, time and effort. I’m am equestrian myself, and everyday I wake up at 6:00, get to the stables at 7:30, go back home at 1:00 pm ish, then go back at 6:00 pm till 8:00, just taking care of my horse. Now altogether that’s 7 or 8 hours of my day gone. Now I’ve seen lots of comments about people sisters and cousins and parents riding and only getting ” a bruise ” or ” a headache ” well, I can tell you from personal experience that unless you only went for riding lesson about three times, that’s absolute rubbish. Horse riding is so dangerous, every time you fall off you just get straight back on. Imagine landing on the ground, roads, grass, hard floors from like 6ft, 7ft high, only wearing a jumper or something to protect you. I could tell you for sure that a football player ( soccer for Americans ) or a cheerleader wouldn’t get straight back on. A week ago I experienced one of the worst falls of my life. A piece of the leather on my saddle had been cut …more
There are so many fatal riding accidents that it is near impossible to keep count. Working around on with any living, thinking animal immediately presents obvious risks. Jade South, Jessica Forsyth and Emma Jonathan are just some names of promising young riders who have lost their lives doing the thing they loved most in the last 3 years. The first two names were girls of 14 years.3 Cheerleading
Here’s to the people who say cheerleading isn’t a sport and that cheerleaders aren’t athletes. The very definition of sport is, and I quote, “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. We practice just as much as you do. Every day of the week, 2 hours. We condition, We run, We do ab workouts and pushups and planks. No, we don’t lift weights, we lift our athletes-and we hold them 10-15 feet in the air until our arms shake. Until our legs quiver. Don’t doubt the flyers either. We have more muscle than you seem to think. The amount of balance, leg muscle, and core tightness it takes to stay in the air is unbelievable to someone who has never done it before. We run full speed at nothing, then flip in the air, twist, and land on our feet. We jump. We jump high-without a trampoline. Concentrating on pointed toes, extended legs, tight arms, jump height, facials, and smiling Ever based a basket toss? You get blood blisters on your hands. …more
As for those who do not think cheerleading isn’t dangerous I can tell you there is a girl right now fighting to walk again after a cheerleading accident. Both of my daughters have cheered for about 15 years. There has been broken noses from an 80 pound girl falling on their face(they are backspots). Broken fingers pulled muscles sprains so on and so forth. Both started as flyers my oldest was dropped to the ground in a full extension and her back spot was 6′-2″ and she’s 5′-6″ landed on her hip and was on crutches for 3 weeks. My youngest was also a flyer to start and had been dropped on her head so many times it was scary! I work in the ER and my doctors say it is so dangerous how do you let your girls do it! My answer is because they love it! So to say it’s not dangerous you may Want to try it sometime before you judge!
Every single time we (cheerleaders) throw a girl in the air everyone of us are taking a risk of getting killed! One wrong move could make her land on our heads and break our necks! One tiny mistake in cheerleading can leave many injuries! The reason it’s so dangerous is because it’s 5 different girls working together to accomplish one task and when one thing goes wrong all of them are at risk!
I think cheerleading is so dangerous. I’m a cheerleader and I train 13 hours a week. So many of my teammates have been severely injured. I have even broken my ankle. Cheerleading is as much of a sport as soccer, basketball and football. And for anyone who thinks cheerleading isn’t a sport maybe try throwing a round off back handspring full. And not all cheerleading is about cheering on football players. Also you should try throwing a girl 20 feet in the air.4 Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.
I was in gymnastics for 9 years and had many minor injuries, but also had some serious ones. Such a difficult sport, and super dangerous. When I was 14, I fractured my wrist so badly that they thought they were going to have to amputate it from my elbow down. Luckily, I managed to go through 3 emergency surgeries and come out of my 4 day hospital stay with my arm! I know a lady who had to have both knee caps replaced, due to all the damage from gymnastics over the years. I have weak wrists and knees now, but I’d do it all over again if I could! I recommend this sport for males and females. It teaches you discipline, balance, flexibility, coordination, team work, etc. It is demanding, but well worth it.
Gymnastics should have been higher than cheerleading. Yea, you get thrown up in the air. Cool. But you have someone to catch you or break your fall. In gymnastics, nobody is there for you. Your crying under the bars, or on your neck by the vault all because you fell as hard as you ever could going as fast as you could towards the ground. Our practices go for 6 hours a day and up to 40 hours a week. Under the section “Cheerleaders number 3” it says they practice two hours a day. Most of us wish for practices like that we had in the beginning of our careers. The only reason why cheerleading was picked was because there are a lot more of you. In gymnastics, as the levels go up, the amount of people goes drastically down. Why? Because it gets extremely difficult. Conditioning isn’t the most fun. But all of us suck up the hours of work for one reason: to win. Some of our requirements are ILLEGAL in cheerleading. And those aren’t even our top level. And last time I checked cheerleaders …more
Sorry guys… My daughter has done gymnastics for 10 years AND freshman (varsity) cheer & stunt. I’ve seen her brake toes on the beam, take falls from the bars, not clear back layouts and many other falls in gymnastics NONE have scared me nor has she ever received a serious injury doing gymnastics. She can NOT do cheer or gymnastics any more due to breaking her back doing a stunt. Her last game she was partner stunting, for those gymnast that don’t know what that is, it is when the base (person holing her up) extends his arms straight over his head holding the cheerleader up by himself. Now think of the boy being 6 foot tall, add another few feet for his arms, now add 5 feet for the height of the cheerleader, now picture being 15 feet in the air over a basketball court (NO MATS) and the boy dropping you and you falling 15 feet onto a court with NO mats. BOTH sports are dangerous and gymnasts shouldn’t say it isn’t when they have never done it. Oh, and since she broke her back cheering …more
Gymnastics is very hard. Have you ever fallen from 10 feet in the air? Or have a friend land a routine and collapse and have to be carried to the emergency room with a torn muscle? Plus we have to work out all year just to stay at the same level! Unlike football players who get a huge 2-3 month breaks in the middle of the year! Also we have to work out 20-25 hours a week! And the gyms aren’t all air conditioned and aren’t a perfect happy environment like the movies portray!
In gym I van beat every boy or football player in there and don’t give me that crap about puberty. Every boy in that room has been through it or was going through it! They al thought I cheated but I didn’t! Also, we may use mats but football played have all that padding!5 Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
I played football for around 11 years and this sport is more dangerous than cheerleading. Seriously, at the games the cheer leaders just sit behind us and start signing their cheers and doing what ever they do while there is a game going on. There’s halftime when you go out on the field and do the pyramid or whatever, but most of the football guys and team are focused in what their coach is saying about what the heck is going on in the game. If you think doing planks and abs are really that bad, that’s a breeze compared to what we do. Try being coached by an ex US Army Ranger, and doing the drills, such as Oklahoma and King of the Pitt. I’ve seen my fare share of team mates getting hurt, bloody noses and scratches from these drills, and even in the game. I recall a couple time an ambulance would have to come onto the field during a game and help a team-mate or player out. Seriously these injuries the players get put them in the hospital for a good week, concussions are usually the …more
Football is one of those sports were every game someone is injured and can’t come back for a few weeks! We put our careers at risk every day. One wrong move and you could have an injury that impacts you for the rest of your life. Also concussions from football affect you the rest of your life, a concussion you get in high school can come back 15-20 years later and kill you. That’s why we have so much protection, how many other sports can you play with a broken arm and not really even notice it until you get back to the locker room. We play with broken toes, broken fingers, screwed up knees and shoulders, and many other injuries and not even come out of the game. Coaches constantly scream in your face and you can’t get your feelings hurt, you just understand they’re trying to help you. Cheerleading is not a sport more dangerous than football.
I play football right now. I’m 13 and it is the most roughest thing on your body. Considering that cheerleaders say it isn’t hard. YES IT IS. I have almost been paralyzed by this sport because I was the safety. I’m also the quarterback and let me tell you. Trying to shake off all those defensive line players is hard. Also being the kicker which doesn’t require contact but I have pulled several muscles in my calf and pulled my hamstring twice. Competitive cheerleaders are like were better but umm no you guys just stretch. And yeah you can hold people up but having to push the offensive or defensive line a
Take all your power and your drained after ten seconds. And we still have about an hour and a half to go not including the injuries the have all the paramedics come if there is an injury. I have personally put someone in the hospital for hitting them to hard near the rib area. And broke several ribs.. This is more dangerous than cheer.
Football is one of those sports where everyday there is an injury. I’m in the midst of my senior year of high school, and a game into my football season. At the end of each practice we are all bruised up, but I’d say every two weeks there is an injury that leaves us down a player. The risk of head injury is always there, the first day of hitting we had a player receive a serious concussion, not to mention a dislocated shoulder. Basically it comes down to this: there is constant contact in football, where you can get hit by guys who are 6’2″ 225 and running a 4.7 40 yard dash. There is always a high risk of getting hurt, and most of the time it’s more serious than the ankle sprains the cheerleaders at number one are getting.6 Hockey
Alright I’ve been playing hockey 3 years (now midget) each year was to hospital at least once, broken bone, fracture, sprains, I’m lucky! Coulda had some bad concussions, throat slit by a blade, its rough and some people go out to hurt people, on ice, its hard look what happened just the other week habs vs bruins, chara, that happens more than that, that was just serious, never know what can happen, horseback is dangerous too I do it, not as dangerous, but soccer? Come on seriously? Put some hockey players on the ice with just shin pads you see what happens then! We’ve broke the glass 3 times this year with pucks, a midget team! They’re hard rubber and go fast.. Maybe not number 1, but past soccer? I think so
Hockey is definitely way more dangerous than cheerleading. All your flyers are light so it’s easy. I can yell too. Let me see all of you cheerleaders try to skate on a nit even 1 inch blade on a sheet of ice. Yah you may say it’s easy but step on the ice and play an actual game. On the ice, rotating shifts for an hour. Bet you couldn’t do it. You’re at risk for a blade to the neck to slit you’re neck and after that. You’re done. I play ice hockey and I’m a goalie. I mean let’s see so, done else go stand in a little net and get shots at their body. All over. When someone is coming full throttle at you, you never know what could go wrong. Yeah we workout and train hard too. Cheerleading, isn’t nearly as dangerous and tough as ice hockey.
Hockey should definitely be in the top 5! I’ve been playing adult league non checking hockey for 5 years and have had 3 concussions, 3 broken ribs, dislocated shoulder, and pulled quad, not to mention all the sprains and bruises from every game. I got slew footed tonight and landed flat on my back and could barely get my skates off after the game! One guy on my team caught a slap shot to the skate and ended up with 2 broken bones and surgery. Another caught a puck to the face and had 46 stitches inside and out of his mouth and was lucky got to keep his teeth. Another had his leg cut open by a skate and almost bled out before he could get to a hospital. Not to mention all the broken legs, collarbones, shoulders, and arms. I don’t know how hockey is rated below cheer leading!
In football can you get a solid ball to fracture your jaw with one hit? Can you get a solid stick to hit any part o your body and break a bone easily? In hockey we use substitutes because we get injured, not out of breath. If you come away from a hockey match without a deep bruise then you weren’t playing at all. In football all the players fake it so they can get a penalty. In hockey you pretend your not hurt and are desperate to keep going, however badly injured you are. If someone said hockey was not dangerous and football was, then I would happily hit them with my hockey stick in the face and repeat the question. Enough said.7 Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..
Unlike most sports that require pads, boxing and MMA are pretty much raw fighting with just gloves and shorts. Unlike other sports where causing someone injury isn’t always intentional, boxing and MMA are sports where people are really trying to hurt their opponent. I think purposely trying to hurt someone is worse than doing it on accident. Motocross, bull riding, and horse riding are things that I do not consider to be sports only because they require little to no actual physical activity. Cheerleaders don’t wear pads either, so they can have that, bug most of the injuries caused are unintentional. That’s why I think boxing and MMA are the most dangerous sports.
The damage boxers take over their careers is massive, not only during a fight but leading up to the fight. The hundreds of rounds spend sparring can be just as/if not as brutal as a fight itself. These guys are actually conditioning themselves to be able to take repetitive hits to the head. In other sports the risk of accidents are always possible, although in boxing and all other martial art sports there is no such thing as a freak accident.
Also, these guys are trained to hit and hit hard to the body and head. It’s not like getting hit by any average person.
I don’t care how many thumb downs I get on this comment, but all you people dissing cheer leading STOP. “Have you ever been hit in the face by a 12 pound mallet in the face going 20mph” you know what I have its called being kicked in the face by a flyer going way faster than 20mph. I have a question for YOU have you ever fallen on your face after being thrown into the air 10-15 feet after your bases/back dropped you! I don’t think so! Backs/bases/flyers get major injuries every year to the back, head, etc. Trust me I’m not trying to dis boxing I know people are killed every year from,but so are cheerleaders.
All the other sports listed here besides this one, are all about injuries and danger. Boxing has the highest rate of documented deaths than any other real sport in the world. We are talking here about situations where brains detached from the skull due to straight lunches to the head ond from the sides, internal organ bleeding (liver and kidney failure). UFC is not even close to the dangers of Boxing because there are more variety of ways to win, but here, it’s all blows to the vital areas of the human component.8 Rugby
(Ex South African here) I played Rugby many years and started playing American Football just this last year. I never realised it before but if you think helmet and pads make it easier you have no idea. That helmet becomes a weapon and it can really kill getting hit by it. The shoulder pads really aren’t as softening as I thought they would be.
Additionally tackling in the air is permitted, so is shoulder barging. Heck you can get hit to kingdom come even if you’re on the other side of the field as the ball… And you most likely won’t see it coming either.
Now Rugby is a great sport and it is tough but unless you’ve played both like myself you can’t talk about the pads.
I come from a small province in New Zealand with less than 100 000 people living in It. In the last year 2 people died and 1 was paralysed playing rugby just in my province. That’s not including the countless broken bones, concussions and other injuries. In rugby if you run strait at someone and have a head knock you’re gonna have a bad time. If you are in the middle of a ruck and the other team starts stomping with cleats you are gonna have a bad time. If you are in a maul and it collapses on you, you’re gonna have a bad time. Rugby is bad if you want to be safe. This list pisses me off because people vote for their favourite sport, not the most dangerous one. My favourite sport is cricket and that pretty dangerous but not as bad as rugby. So don’t vote for sports like soccer. Vote rugby because its bad.
Rugby should be one of the most dangerous sport out there. The men that play don’t wear any pads and run around for 80 mins smashing each other. I have been playing rugby for 7 years of my twelve year of my life. I have witnessed some brutal injuries. I have broken 3 finger on one hand and 1 on the other, I have hurt my knee which will stay with me for a long time and still are in love with the game.
The beautiful game gives all of the pros lots of different problem in the brain and on their bodies. Just like broken legs, brain problems. This forces them to have lots of different surgeries and different life threatening treatments. This can force them to end there careers and possibly stop making money. In conclusion this game should be number one on the most dangerous sports list.
I’m not gonna lie, rugby is inanely dangerous. As a girl who played as scrum half for an all boys, highly competitive and selective rugby team until I was 15 I’m fully aware of the dangers. Luckily I managed to avoid major injuries myself but I have got knocked out a few times and dislocated my shoulder one time. I’ve seen guys get their ribs broken and I’ll admit I broke one guys rib in a game and broke some dudes nose in an after match brawl… Meh sorry not sorry…
Anyways this sport should definitely be higher on this list as people have died playing the sport and I’ve seen some pretty horrific injuries…9 Motocross
It’s the hardest sport to do cause of the tracks themselves. Several of the competitors died due 1 fatal error by slipping then falling down taking 7 others along with him. I jumped high over the crash then crashed into the border of the track sustaining fractured bones in the arms due to the walls and left leg by the dirt bike’s weight. There were about 30 people in the race and over half got into the crash though I was the 8th person to crash, I don’t remember anything after the crash but I was told that 19 people crashed and 5 people died and most were injured but not sure whoever was critically injured. 11 people were in the back and they were stopped before they reached the crash. Those people saw the whole thing after they stopped but they didn’t see how it happened, just what it looked like when 19 of us were on the ground moaning, screaming, or knocked out. The race was canceled but 5 people who died were awarded the winnings for nearing the end and they were excellent in the …more
Can be a very sketchy sport at time. It is not a matter of if your going to crash in motocross but rather a matter of when. In addition to the obvious risk of hurting yourself by making a subtile mistake off the face of a jump, while railing a turn, or pounding through a whoops section, there is always the added risk of another rider running into you, or even landing on top of you. This unfortunately most often happens when you choose to not take the “risk” of clearing a table top, triple, etc. That you may have not had a proper ability to safely. This can put you at much higher risk in that it opens a window for the rider behind you to loose one moment of focus and not realize that he in turn will have to double that triple or case that table top in order to keep you out of harms way.
Motocross is hands down the most dangerous sport. Broken arms and legs are a usual thing seen every season and even those injuries are considered to be a lucky break as many riders suffer injuries that leave them paralyzed or dead. Can’t believe motocross is only 8th. I think it is because of its lack in popularity. Not to mention that it is an extremely skillful sport. I mean it looks easy because those guys are so damn good but trust me, go try to ride one of those dirt bikes on a track and you will be shocked. It is not only extremely hard but extremely scary. The average pro motocross racer suffers an average of 3-5 major injuries before the time they turn pro… And most of them turn pro between the ages of 16-17. That should give you an idea of the sports rigorous demands.
If people really think cheerleaders are number one because of practice and they never give up or what ever else let me educate you. I race motocross, its very hard and tiring every time you ride. You have probably 80lbs of gear to wear as well as trying to move a 350lbs machine in the air. Try doing that for 20 minutes of practice 20 minutes for moto 1 and then 20 more for moto 2. Also people may think the dangerous part is doing big jumps or going through holes, but the hardest thing is the start. You don’t want to be in the back because you will not win so you want to be in front a simple concept everyone gets. Well on the start you have 10+ people racing as fast as they can into the first turn that is only 3 maybe 4 bike lengths wide. You cheerleaders or football or who ever try out motocross and let me know how it goes.10 Lacrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.
Every lacrosse game, your nearly guaranteed to have at least one serious injury. In our last game, we had to stop 12 seconds early when one of the kids on the other team got sandwiched… Hard. Concussion. Dislocated shoulder. The whole shebang. We called in the ambulance and the kid didn’t remember half of it the next day. The best part: it was a completely legal hit. Today. Our goalie got knocked unconscious by a hit. A guy got hit in the throat with a cross check (have you ever been hit in the throat by a guy sprinting at you? All we could do watch watch him squirm on the ground, struggling for air. ), and one of the guys on the other team took a shot on goal and hit our teammate straight in the head. That knocked him out for a little bit there too.
Cheerleading number 1?! Laugh out loud! Base jumping and caving should be number 1 and 2 no question. Lacrosse is probably where it should be at number 3. Our coach tore his rotator cuff playing college lax (which is pretty bad… It ruined his career permanently). 2 friends have broken their legs playing lacrosse in ground ball scuffles just this last season, and our goalie ended up coughing up blood after a taking hard hit. Personally, I haven’t had it too bad, but I have taken a 90 mph solid rubber ball to the… Well balls. I was on the sidelines moaning and puking for a good hour. Also I’ve temporarily lost feeling in my arms after being checked, I’ve been knocked out, and taken some VERY uncomfortable checks to the stomach. In 2004 a player for Cornell was killed after being hit by a shot.
Lacrosse is extremely dangerous. My teams goalie got hit in the head 4 times in one game by a head on shot. After a game, I went to a restaurant and got sympathetic looks by the waitresses because of the number of bruises already forming. Plus, we play hard. If you’re not ready for it, a metal stick can crush you and pin you to the ground. In one tournament, I got struck blocking a shot (I’m a defender) in the head. I stayed on cause my team needed me. Also, the championship of that tournament, 3 of our players had to come off the field: one with a ball to the skull, one with a broken wrist and fingers, and me with a sprained ankle. Flips and tucks are cool, but we are athletes. We risk our lives every game and practice. So tighten your bows and go cartwheel or something. I am a woman. You are girls.
Ok, lacrosse is by far more dangerous than cheerleading. To start off, people wear pads in these sports because they’re an actual contact sport, unlike cheerleading. I’ve never been a cheerleader, but I do parkour and I know that the only reason you’d get hurt is if you are bad at it. If you get injured while cheerleading, you shouldn’t be doing it.
I just got back from a lax tournament at a college, and there were so many injuries that day. One kid broke his nose from a ball before the games even started. When the games finally started, one kid got hit in the balls with a cup on by a direct shot and I guess he ruptured a testicle. Just next game, some kid broke his leg by a big hit. In that same game, a kid got a concussion. I guess last year, a kid came close to losing his leg or some .
I guess hockey deserves to be ahead of lacrosse because they do play on ice with skates. And they also lose teeth a lot, but some of the other sports shouldn’t be. Getting hit by a cement and …more
The Contenders11 Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.
My brother has wrestled ever since he was 4 years old, he is 11 now, and he has had MANY injuries; he had to get a staple in the back of his head because he was head thrown into a table. He has also popped his elbow out of place when someone was arm barring/chicken winging him. I have wrestled for 4 1/2 to 5 years and even though I am a girl wrestler. I have popped my knee out of place, gotten a few bloody noses, black eyes, and been thrown so hard I couldn’t breathe. Wrestling is a tough sport for anyone to do, a wrestler has to remember all the moves they have learned and know when to do them. They also have to be able to persevere through the 3 matches they have whether or not they are winning because there is always a chance. I believe that wrestling should be in THE TOP 3 but that’s my opinion.
Wrestling should be number one I’ve played many sports baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, football, and hockey. But in wrestling you get way more injures. I’ve wrestled for 4 years, baseball 9 years, basketball 5, lacrosse 6, soccer 5, football 4, and hockey for 3 years. Wrestling has became my favorite sport even though is still love football, lacrosse, and baseball the sports I still play currently. I think wrestling is the toughest it’s practices are a hundred times harder and I’ve been injured more in wrestling than any other sport in my life. I’ve torn my ACL, sprained my knee, broke my hand, had 2 concussions, MRSA which is worst than staph infection, sprained and broken fingers, twisted ankles, and a broken nose, all in wrestling.
This is dangerous. They fall on their backs and faces more time in a single match than you guys probably have in your life. The stunts as well, falling through tables, getting hit with weapons like steel chairs, sledgehammers, iron baseball bats, doing flips and RKO’s and stunts off of ladders. Falling on their back from 6+ feet sometimes, one 589 pound dude named Yokozuna had a finishing move where he would climb up 6 feet and jump rear first onto a guys ribs. Or the Moonsault Styles Clash, where the person doing the move makes the person bend down, then they pick the person up, with the person’s legs around the guy performing the move head, he puts his legs over the person’s arms about to take this move, then climbs up 6 feet, and backflips, and the dude falls 6 feet onto his chest. This is more dangerous than most sports, it can easily result fatally, and they are serious when they say don’t try this at home.
Cheering I understand. But it’s not more dangerous than BULL RIDING! Nor is it more dangerous than Lacrosse… Or Wrestling. Wrestling should definitely be in the top 5 at least! I’ve been a wrestler for years now and I KNOW how dangerous it is. Hell, I’ve had 7 practices so far this season (I’m writing this comment 2 weeks into season) and I have already re-injured my busted shoulder and my left leg is almost immobilized from landing on someones arm 50 times in ONE PRACTICE… It hurts. And I’m no softy. To the other posters, fear is inevitable. You must conquer it in order to be a successful anything. I believe that this article is biased… But so is every comment on it. Honestly, a cheerleader probably wrote it BUT… I’m a wrestler – just voicing my opinions. Every sport has it’s risk – but there is no way that cheerleading is the MOST dangerous sport. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that wrestling is. I’m just stating my opinion.
P. S. – Lacrosse is probably #1 or …more12 Parkour
First of all, parkour is not just jumping from roofs of buildings. It is “the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing”.
Parkour involves more walking across a 4-inch long flat wooden beam than jumping from platforms 10 feet in the air. Simply climbing a 6 foot wall is considered parkour.
Someone explain how falling off a horse, getting tackled by a big buff guy, doing a flip two meters from the ground, doing an acrobatic move like a handstand on gymnastics floor, AND fighting a big bruiser is more dangerous than jumping between buildings over +10 stories high (plus doing acrobatics in solid concrete like a rolling front flip or a wall flip). If you don’t think parkour is dangerous, you’re pretty (by pretty I mean THE DEFINITION OF) stupid. I barely started training for parkour/free running like a few weeks ago (plus I watch a lot of professional parkour videos) and I already know I’m bound to fall on my back or bleed worse than that time my scooter’s breaks failed, making that the worse bleeding of my life so far. If you knew what it feels like to climb really thin fences with little to no support to step on or jumping between quite big gaps, parkour would be number one. Please, tell me of a hobby that’s more dangerous than doing stunts that if messed up the slightest …more
Parkour is the MOST dangerous sport. Not only does it include flipping and jumping parkour happens to be on concrete. Any other sport the most height you could get was your height plus half. If you make the wrong move at the wrong time you are done for! Cheerleading there is no death involved just snapping bones or the worst injury is being paralyzed. When your up a 2 story building and you jump off and your head hits the concrete 1st its over. Horse back riding is NOT the most number 1 dangerous sport! Why are so many people voting for it?! A horse can break your bone BUT can’t kill you! I think the problem is because people don’t know about parkour.
Parkour/freerunning is not a sport, it is an art, and a discipline, so it shouldn’t even be on the list, it should be above the list. I don’t think horse back riding is not an art, it doesn’t even match the definition of a discipline. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I hate parkour or anything, I love it, I train every day but, it shouldn’t even be on the list for the reason I mentioned earlier and because its awesome that the list doesn’t even deserve to have parkour on it.
Plus I like to see a Horse-back rider flip off a 10 foot wall or ump and stick on a bar for more than 10 seconds. I’d like to see Footballers and hockey players standing gainer on flat ground.13 Mixed Martial Arts Mixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.
Let’s take a tiny little horse riding jockey and even a light weight MMA fighter. The MMA fighter is going to have enough strengh to hold on and control a horse. The jockey wouldn’t have any hope of winning! There fragile compared to any MMA fighter and would get smashed! MMA fyighters can take a hit and would have more than three times as much of a chance of survival of falling off the horse than any jockey. MMA fighters can kill with their bare hands! First let’s take any MMA fight and see if they can ride a horse on a track without falling off. Then, let’s take any jockey against any MMA fighter in a full fledged match and see how long the jockey can last! Jockeys can’t beat MMA fighters!
I did a lots of sports (mostly martial arts) in my life (I am 38 now) and now I practice some MMA. It is incredibly dangerous! Not only the punches, the locks and chokes (these mostly makes little damage – face, muscle or bone injurie) but the other techniques are extremely brutal too. A suplex throw can cripple or even kill you, a single elbow punch or knee kick can break your facial bones or even damage your brain. On training the most important thing is wearing protectors, but on competitions there will be injuries, it is too bad but necessary.
I agree, mma is a serious contact sport. Just take a look on what happened to Anderson Silva vs Weidman and this is simply a instant damage which occurred in the moment, and do I have to even mention how damaged you get on longer terms which includes damages to the head area that affects your brain and so on. You also have ti be extremely physically fit ( In MMA you use every part of the body) You need to be strong flexible and fast, unlike other sports where one only uses hands foots and maybe some running..
The goal is pretty much to incapacitate your opponent. If someone is being taken down and beaten up every single time in a sport, that sport is definitely dangerous14 Base Jumping
MUCH MUCH harder than it looks, easily #1, you must get a jump, and then steering is super hard to control, but if you don’t steer well you will run into the edge of the cliff and die.
You must open the pursuit at the right angle, time and place if you want to stay alive, then, you must control your para-suit so that you land in the right spot.
The landing is also very dangerous as well, you could get seriously injured.
Famed base jumpers like Steve Sutton died only one year ago from a miscalculation in his wingsuit, striking an alpine ridge at 150mph approx; his body was so severely damaged DNA tests needed to be executed to determine it was his body.
More people than you think have met their demise through a base jump, it’s an incredibly dangerous sport and profession. Anyone is susceptible.
BASE jumping is much more dangerous than any other sport on this list. How is cheerleading on this list? First of all, it isn’t even a sport, and second of all, much more people have died from BASE jumping than from cheerleading. Actually, much more people have died from BASE jumping than from almost any sport.
BASE jumping should be first on the list because you have a much better chance to die then any other sport on here. This guy died testing out a parachute. I personally think it’s more dangerous than skydiving because you can run into the edge of a cliff easier.15 Free Climbing
Rick climbing is easily one of the most dangerous sports out there. When your on belay, your relying on your equipment and abilities to stay alive, along with other people, especially your belayer, who literally has your life in their hands. If a piece of equipment breaks, or a rope snaps, your dead. Free soloing is even more dangerous, without any equipment to break your fall. Many companies such as Cliff don’t even sponsor many free climbers any more, though many have amazing skills such as Alex Honnold. If you do a rate out of 1/3 between climbing and other sports measuring how dangerous they are, climbing will be sure to surpass the other sports by far. I love climbing and am extremely passionate about it, but it is extremely risky.
Easily the most dangerous sport on this list- free climbing should be at number one. Bouldering in the climbing gym has lead to finger injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and (most of all) foot injuries. That, however, is probably the safest category in this extremely variable sport. Even in the gym, lead climbing has lead to permanent paralysis and broken bones in many places (I.e. the arm or leg). With the next clip right at your chest and the previous one six feet down, you are looking at a fall that could give easily give you whiplash. These circumstances, however, don’t even come close to outdoor free climbing. On a multipitch route, you are relying on your skills and equipment to keep you alive. Bolts may not be drilled in correctly, carabiners may be poorly designed, rockfall and/or lose holds may be extremely common. All of these instances could lead to death. Not only is this sport one of the most physically demanding, it is also one of the most mentally challenging. You …more
Free climbing should easily be #1, most people won’t climb a tree to the top let alone a vertical rock. Angles 90 degrees or more, no ropes… Thousands of feet up. How is horseback riding anything compared to this.. You see this should be judged off of the consequence of making a mistake. You make a mistake horseback riding or cheerleading then yes you can get hurt I’m not saying there is no danger, but you make a mistake free climbing and your paralyzed from the neck down, consider yourself lucky.
Free climbing(rock climbing) can get some one extremely injured or even maybe killed! If you are on belay and something goes wrong and the person accidentally drops you… I went on a few other websites and they said rock climbing was either number 3-5… That doesn’t even mention when some one’s free solo climbing! That’s when you climb with no rope what so ever!… I think this website is completely under estimating free climbing on so many levels16 Skydiving
It’s extremely rare for a parachute to just “not open” and is usually the result of careless packing when it happens. And you also have a reserve that has to be packed by an FAA certified rigger. Not to mention your AAD that automatically fires if you become incapacitated. Non-jumpers don’t realize that almost everyone that is killed or injured skydiving does so underneath a fully open and functional parachute. People don’t die from equipment malfunction; people die when they get careless, complacent, or cocky and do something stupid underneath their canopy.
Check out group tracking. Two people head to head at 100 mph+
Myself and two friends in wingsuits did a head to head with vertical distance between us just to see reaction time needed to spot and veer. No chance. From spot to passing each other was a couple of seconds. Seriously deadly.
Out of 3,000,000 made last year there were 31 fatalities. That is 1 per 100,000 jumps 60 percent of those were under a perfectly good canopy but made low dangerous turns or collided with another jumper. a couple were suspected suicide. So actually it is relatively safe. If your parachute malfunctions your second chute can deploy extremely fast. This is why we train.
I would’ve voted for equestrian because I am an equestrian and I know that if we fall off we could die. But, yeah, sky divers win my vote because if that parachute ain’t opening your pretty much dead.17 Rugby League Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
In rugby people are intentionally trying to get you down, plus you have no protection. People on the ground getting stepped on by a 180 pound man with cleats doesn’t feel good. Yes sports like motocross are dangerous but in moto people aren’t trying to hurt you. For every rugby game you play there is a guarantee that you will be sore, and if your lucky you won’t be injured. Imagine running at full speed and then having another person running full speed tackling you from the side, the impact on your spine and ribs is brutal, knocks the reach out of you and makes you feel like throwing up, but you have to keep running and keep tackling, rugby is not for the weak and it is dangerous no doubt. Not as dangerous as skydiving but certainly more dangerous than soccer and cheer leading and moto!
Scrums can be pretty dangerous if they fall apart. I was second row in the scrum. Once the scrum fell apart, my left arm got jammed between two people and was forced up while the rest of my body continued downwards. Very nearly broke my arm that day. Also had a scare when after a hard tackle I felt my neck pop and could have sworn right there I had broken my neck. Luckily that was not the case, but it still cost me the rest of the game. I have seen someone’s leg broken during a game before. The thing is, this game can be safer if North American players learn to love the sport of Rugby for the GAME and not the HITTING. Communicate with your team, work together, and if you’re going to hit, hit smart.
What’s this stupid theory about NFL players running harder because they have pads? Laugh out loud. Obviously a theory made up by people who have never seen a State of Origin, or any Rugby League for that matter.
It relies on the premise that Rugby League players aren’t already running and tackling as hard as they can, when they clearly are.
Also, Rugby League is designed in a way that players run head on with each other every player, not all different angles across the field. They line up, sprint at each other, collide, get back up and do it again.
For 80 minutes non stop, non of this stop start change teams crap. It’s about endurance as well skill and power, and fatigue also causes injury.
Rugby League is definitely the most dangerous sport. Just check the amount of injuries and time spent out of the side on average each year, much higher than any other sport.
Last year a 16 year old was killed trying to make a tackle by putting his head in the wrong position. Even in the lower age groups with not much power there is always risk of serious injury.
The toughest and most dangerous sport in the world.
If it was played in America it would be number one on this list (they probably think of Rugby Union instead of Rugby League). As you can see the top 7 sports are all prominent there, this is the first one that isn’t.
How is this not at #1 or close to that. Ok cheerleaders see you on the mountain. Lets really put you to the test. So basically to start out you save up a few thousand even to start. Then you fly 5000 miles or so to your destination. Then you take a never ending hike up the mountains and through all the villages with 30 pounds on your back the entire way. Finally you make it to the mountain out of breath and sweaty but cold. As time goes on air becomes more and more of a need until your taking 20 steps with one breath. You can’t even enjoy yourself once you get to the top because you have to rush back down due to the lack of oxygen. This may sound like it’s a two or three day trip. Try two or three weeks. Or even months depending on weather. You stick to your competitions, we will stick to our goals to survive.
Okay, first of all we have to set some boundaries here. What defines dangerous? And what defines sport? Do we conclude that it’s the number of deaths tolled that defines it dangerous, or the number of injuries? It would be almost impossible to account the number of injuries in any sport, so lets go with fatalities. Now horseback riding is a hobby, where as horseback racing is a sport. Yet both have had numerous fatalities. Horseback racing has had 26 documented deaths that happened during a race. Boxing has had 57 documented deaths during or shortly after a bout do to the punishment received in the match. As someone pointed out below, there has been over 290 deaths while climbing Mount Everest. And that’s just one of the nine 8,000 meter mountains that gets climbed on a regular basis. Now add in some of the smaller peaks that has taken lives and we’re probably looking at over a thousand fatalities due to mountain climbing… and yet, if I had to choose a sport / hobby / living that I …more
Ok so with some mountains there is a 70-80% chance of death. Cheerleading is like a 20% chance of death at max. Cheerleading would be cool, if some of these girls would shut the hell up and try an extreme sport and stop saying that cheer is the hardest thing ever. Climbing a large mountain needs tons of strength to carry 30 pound back packs for some climbs at over 50 miles +. Also don’t forget the fact that the air is so thin. You take about 10 steps very slowly before you can get a full breath of air. Really come on I rather be thrown and fall from 15 feet into the air onto a mat than fall 2000 feet on cold hard spikes that shoot up from the ground.
If we consider life or death issues, Mountaineering is up there. Close to 300 people have died attempting to climb the Everest alone. Well over a thousand deaths for 8-thousanders climbs, and plenty of deaths in smaller climbs as well.
As a percentage of people attempting the climb, fatality rates in mountaineering are far far higher than they are in any of the sports listed in the top ten.
And if we compare the seriousness of injuries, one should remember that a broken bone or a trauma of some kind occurring during a climb is made far far worse by the lack of access to medical services. If you break a body part while cheerleading, you get rescued within seconds and minutes later you are in the emergency room.
Cheerleading is tough, it’s very challenging and fortunately, it’s not even close to being one of the most dangerous sports.19 Racing
Of course it’s a sport; it’s in the sports pages, not real estate pages. The brainless “not a sport” claim is actually to purport that it’s not an athletic endeavor. And it is a brainless claim, to say that maintaining forceful yet precise and lightning-fast control of the car for over an hour when g-forces are peeling the muscles off your bones at all times and the engine is roasting you, doesn’t take superb fitness. Anyway, the American College of Sports Medicine studied this argument and put it to bed, saying that top race drivers are in fact “elite athletes.”
I know lots of people consider motorsports not a real sport, because you are just turning a wheel or ride a bike. The physical aspect is more hidden than in other sports but it’s definitely there. These guys have to be super fit in order to endure a race. For example a Formula 1 race takes up to two hours, two hours where you have to perform at the absolute limit. I mean they have to hold their bodies up to 6g. Normal people wouldn’t last two laps around a circuit. And the mental part? Would you head straight for a wall with over 300 kph? Most people are afraid to go over 200. But that’s car racing, motorbike racing is at least in my opinion even more dangerous. They have a little bit of protection against the tarmac but have you ever seen a high side? They are flying through the air with over 100 kph and land on solid ground. The sole reason the injury rates aren’t that high are the limited spots in a race. In the average season about 24 riders take part, and at least 2 or so will …more
Racing gets my vote, but only because of what it once was, not for what it currently is. No other sport that I can think of would have to include burning to death as a realistic risk of competition. However, it is way safer now than it was in the 70’s and earlier, especially at the higher levels of the sport.
Racing should be #1 on this list. Heaps of legendary people have died doing what they love. In racing small injuries are uncommon, but if someone gets hurt, you know it is really bad. Also your always on the edge, one small mistake and most times your gone. It just has a very dangerous nature.20 Free Diving
Whoever thinks Freediving isn’t dangerous, think again! Holding your breath for 5 minutes while swimming downwards to 70+ meters on one breath of air in shark infested waters! For starters an average human will pass out after 3 minutes of no oxygen in the brain. 70 meters deep is e very long way down and requires as much mental strength as physical strength to get down there. “Horses are an unpredictable animal” Do you know what else is an unpredictable animal that is much more dangerous than a horse: sharks. Have a think, what would you rather; be 50 meters underwater with a great white swimming up to you? Or racing a horse?
My dad is a free diver and he loves the sport. It takes a lot of training and patience my dad has taken courses in Florida and trains at least 4 times a week. The farthest he drove down was 190 feet a lot of people aren’t aware of this sport. Not so long ago one of my dad’s friends had a blackout when he was diving and died it is extremely important that you never go free diving alone always had a buddy with you
Many dangerous element including limited air, extreme underwater depths, currents, poisonous snakes, sharks, getting stuck, blackouts, disorientation, if spear fishing then we encounter excited sharks, barracuda, other predators and entanglement. Did I mention all on one breath?
There are only about 5, 000 free divers around the world. It’s a unique sport. An estimated 100 people die from free diving every year. This is compared to an estimated 20 deaths per year from horses, which is a far more popular sport.
With free diving, you are working against yourself.21 Luge
Wow, Luge is after walking? This is one of the most dangerous sports ever! If you flip over have fun scraping your face off, and god knows what else. You go incredibly fast and you have little hand holds to grab onto, if you slip there goes your fingers! If you do flip and go sailing through the air, no one knows if you’ll land without busting your head wide open or worse death! How is walking more dangerous?!?!22 Surfing Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.
Anything could happen to you when surfing, it could be a normal day and you go for a wave and fall and this time you hit your head on a rock or sandbar. It is unpredictable, just the slightest shift in the wind can decide whether you’ll make out the way you went in. Your board could pop up and hit you, you can cut your face, foot, leg, etc. You can get held under water and drown. And then of course there is the fact that are sharks and other fish in the water that could mistake you for a meal. Surfing is so unpredictable which makes it such dangerous sport.
I recently watched the film, Soul Surfer, on my DVD player. The film had a professional championship surfer, Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), who had her right arm cut off by a massive tiger shark but that didn’t stop her from achieving her dream of becoming a surfer girl. Inspired by a true story, Soul Surfer is based off the book of the same name by Bethany Hamilton (published by Gallery Books but produced by MTV Books, a sublabel of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International). You could find this book in the childrens section at Barnes & Noble.
I’ve seen numerous amounts of surf injuries including seeing sharks, stingrays, jellyfish etc. Surfing can’t be compared with all those you call dangerous sports. You can also get hit by the rocks or the reef and those are fatal or really painful injuries. Surfing those huge waves like mavericks is super dangerous because you got the reef the rocks the cold water the sharks and the wipeout so that’s probably the most dangerous or one of the most dangerous sports in this list
I have AN UNREAL AMOUNT of respect for surfers. As an equestrian I was very happy that riding was number one, but I think it very well ties with surfing. I am petrified of the ocean and I could never have the guts to do what you guys do. Sharks, coral, the fact that your field is literally trying to kill you, yeah, I think surfing should be AT LEAST in the top five, and I’ve never even been surfing.23 Cliff Diving
Cliff diving is quite dangerous if you know how to land but at the same time its quite fun;I’ve been cliff diving before and it was amazing. People should just be aware of their surroundings… Rocks, shallow waters you get the point
Diving in General is dangerous if you do it wrong you can get seriously hurt!
Jumping from a high cliff can give you a thrill… Or a heart attack.
Hit not it from before24 Water Polo
What the.. This list is a popularity contest. Just because the few elite, super humans that play water polo are too busy training, some other athletes on the internet are just saying their sport is harder! Like honestly its 9:18 PM right now and the only reason I’m here is because I just got out of my 4 hour practice and I don’t want to do homework.
Please, any of you people in other sports would die drowning in your bathtub. You guys practice your sport by jogging every day and lifting weights. You can’t do that for water polo, because other than swimming, it’s a sport on a different terrain. We are the few, the proud, the water polo players.
Um I’m sorry but water polo is seriously tough. We not only have to strong legs from treading and lunging forward but strong core muscles mixed with a strong arm to throw the ball across a 25 yard-long pool. In the rules of water polo anything is legal as long as it doesn’t impede the motion of the ball, so many of us sustain injuries from punches kicks elbows. My best friend received 10 stitches in her chin from being elbowed in the face. Another friend of mine broke both orbital bones and nose from getting kicked in the face during a turnover. I’d like to see a football player, wrestler, or soccer player try to survive one conditioning and leg workout, because those things are not easy.
I have been playing water polo for a year and a half, and I have never seen a more vicious sport. I have tried a lot of the sports that are above this, and there is no way they are more dangerous than it. How many other sports are there where people are actively TRYING to drown you?
No offense to anyone, but at the moment dance is above this, and that is ridiculous. How many people end up with ripped costumes and bloody noses? How many people breathe in water and end up nearly coughing up a lung, just to continue playing?
Watching high level water polo is exhilarating, but even out of the pool it’s kind of terrifying how physical it is. So many people get injured during games just to keep playing!
Good god, how the hell is this sport not in top ten? This list is oviously based of of popularity. In one game, one person broke their nose, one a broken arm, and I broke 3 fingers. The refs only call stuff above water. Everything else goes. If you have the ball, anything is legal. Id like to see you football girlies even get through one water polo practice. Pinching, grabbing, puching, kicking, drowning, it all is all okay. I wont even mention the leg strenght required. I am the whole set, so I have to deal with all the biggest players, I will always have straches and bruises after every game. Cheerleading? Football? How are they harder? This list is stupid. Especially the cheerleading part25 Ice Skating
Yeeyee! Once I was attempting double lutz and I fell and hit my head, and once a friend fell and got a bone bruise which swelled up and started spreading not to mention we have no pads in competition and most people don’t wear them no matter what…
This sport should be in top 10! I’m a figure skater and I got a concoction while trying to do a double loop, fell hard and hit my head!
I have broken my arm in two places twice this should not be this low. I have also slammed into the wall really hard
I broke my arm. I had a friend that lost her vision and a other friend that broke her hip.
Where did Lacrosse start or originate? – MVOrganizing
Where did Lacrosse start or originate?
Lacrosse was started by the Native American Indians and was originally known as stickball. The game was initially played in the St. Lawrence Valley area by the Algonquian tribe and they were followed by other tribes in the eastern half of North America, and around the western Great Lakes.
Was lacrosse played to the death?
Lacrosse traces its origins to North American Indian tribes. These contests would be scheduled at agreeable times for both tribes and would end the dispute with less bloodshed, though broken bones and severe injuries were not uncommon, and death was not unheard of in the contests.
What are the 6 Native American tribes that played lacrosse?
Many tribes throughout the U.S. and Canada have played lacrosse, including the Chickasaw, the Choctaw, the Cherokee and the Creek.
How old is the game of lacrosse?
Lacrosse has its beginnings as far back as one thousand years BCE, emerging from a Native American game, and developing into the modern sport we all know. Today, lacrosse is widely known across the USA and Canada.
What country is lacrosse most popular in?
Lacrosse has historically been played for the most part in Canada and the United States, with small but dedicated lacrosse communities in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Is lacrosse a sport for rich?
Lacrosse is a gateway rich person sport. It’s played on a regular ‘ole field, the equipment is pricey, but no more than football gear or an expensive baseball bat, but for some reason, it’s the official sport of entitled white kids who don’t want to be thought of as entitled white kids (but still actually do).
Is lacrosse a violent sport?
Is Lacrosse a Dangerous Sport? Lacrosse is considered a moderate risk sport. This means that the majority of injuries that come from the sport are minor bruises, strains, and sprains. However, more significant injuries can still occur in lacrosse.
Is Lacrosse in the 2020 Olympics?
Lacrosse has not featured at the Games since, but hopes of a return were boosted when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted the sport provisional recognition in 2018.
What is the hardest position in lacrosse?
The goalkeeper is the hardest position in lacrosse. You face the fastest shots, you usually receive the most bruises and injuries, and the whole team is counting on you during a few high-intensity moments of every match.
Is Lacrosse hard to learn?
Lacrosse is easy to learn, and a great sport because of total control. In every other sport, such as basketball, you can control the ball, but you’re dribbling the ball, and it’s more difficult to keep it and shoot it. Even when you do, it’s either a shot, or a dunk.
Why is lacrosse not an Olympic sport?
Lacrosse was only put in the Olympics in the 1904 and the 1908 Summer Games, and then taken out for this reason: To make it onto the Olympic programme, a sport first has to be recognised: it must be administered by an International Federation which ensures that the sport’s activities follow the Olympic Charter.
What sport is lacrosse most like?
Lacrosse is like basketball, they say, because plays are set up similar to basketball plays for advancing the ball into scoring position. It’s like hockey or football with heavy protective equipment and plenty of physical contact. The field of play is like a soccer field, except that the goal is smaller.
What sport is the hardest physically?
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How dangerous is lacrosse?
Overall, lacrosse is a moderate risk sport in which the vast majority of injuries are minor strains, sprains, and bruises. However, more significant injuries can occur. Non-contact, ankle and knee ligament sprains, sustained while cutting and dodging are common in both girls and boys lacrosse.90,000 10 most dangerous sports They say that athletes are people who, for the sake of excitement, are happy to do difficult, but unnecessary work. I can add – and sometimes dangerous. Sport is, of course, good, but some sports are already very dangerous, even deadly.
You expect rugby to be way ahead in the rankings, don’t you? In this sport, you have all the prerequisites for being admitted to the hospital.When players are healthy, they push each other as hard as they can, without limits. Compared to American football players in protective gear, they look hopelessly vulnerable. Muscle injuries, sprains, ligament ruptures, multiple fractures.
The statistics are clear: each player gets at least 2-3 minor injuries per match (!). At least 25% of players are seriously injured in every game. So if you want to show off coolly or “pin” the state on sick leave – this is your sport.Otherwise, we advise you to stay at a safe distance from it, preferably in front of the TV.
Yes, that’s right. This seemingly harmless sport is a lot of work for doctors. Even pathologists. Don’t believe me? Here are some numbers: Every year more than 900 people die on the golf course (!). Suffice it to mention that in bad weather, golfers do not interrupt their game, attracting more than 20 percent of the area’s lightning with metal golf clubs to the flat lawns.
Another cause of high mortality in golf is hitting the head with a heavy ball. You can miss the ball, but a player 100 meters away from you is a very good target for an accidental hit. The bruises and cracks in the head, which are carried away from the golf course, are nonsense compared to gouged eyes, shattered testicles, broken joints, spinal fractures, etc. So, do you still believe what is a safe sport for aristocrats with a lot of free time?
Although this type of mass dance is not very common in our country, this sport is one of the most dangerous in the world. Behind the beautiful façade, however, are astounding numbers: in just one year in the United States there are more than 25,000 serious injuries (head injuries, fractures of the neck, collarbone, arms, legs) and 40,000 minor injuries (sprains, abrasions, etc.). To practice this sport, you need to have a perfectly designed body to withstand the load of all muscle groups. Just a pre-workout warm-up is over 30 minutes.So cheerleading certainly deserves respect …
The king of all sports is the most popular in the world, and injuries have become commonplace. Whether you play professionally or just warm up on Sundays with friends, the risk of injury is extremely high. The facts are clear: a professional footballer suffers 200 injuries a year. In amateur football, the figure is smaller, but still impressive. If you don’t believe, ask the pharmacy how they bought soothing gels and ointments over the weekend.
Fortunately, the death rate in football is not very high. The most common cause of death is fatal heart failure at high stress; history also remembers the deaths of players from lightning, thrown objects from the stands, or even from hitting their heads into the football goal.
Casual soccer with friends on the weekends? Think again …
6. Motor sports
Fortunately, as in football, deaths are not common in this sport, mainly due to serious equipment to ensure the safety of athletes on the track.Fractures and bruises are not the worst in motorsport. The real danger to health comes from the enormous stress that the body is subjected to during the race.
Huge centrifugal forces, as well as constant physical and mental stress in the body literally destroy the human body. Internal organs are gradually damaged seriously, bones and muscles too. In the race, motorcyclists lose 4-5 kg in weight due to the stress and heat of the protective suit. It’s the same in Formula 1. So, believe me, most competitors in this sport do not worry about scratches and cracks in the bones in the fall, after a few years of racing activity, their body is literally discharged to the limit and needs to be “overhauled”.
5. Horse riding
40,000 injuries per year, including deaths. The reasons are clear – while you are in the saddle, everything is fine, but when you fall – only the Lord will help. Fractures of arms, legs, shoulder joints, pelvis and spine are a whole range of injuries. And fatal if a horse weighing 800 kg with a steel-shod hoof passes through your head. A beautiful and challenging sport in which the relationship between the jockeys and the horse must be perfect. Otherwise, it remains to hope for luck, somersaults and at least get bruises…
Here all the “additional services” – like when riding a horse, but there is also something new. Such as a dislocated wrist due to throwing bulls for an average of 8 seconds when you are on the bull. After the fall … Well, besides the fact that the beast can trample you to death, “piercing” with one horn is enough to send you to the intensive care unit or to the morgue. Every year – more than 80 thousand victims, despite the fact that this sport is not at all popular all over the world. We practically do not practice it, but in some European countries it is gaining momentum.So – if you ever need to contact this sport, choose to be a spectator.
Hockey = knocked out teeth. At least. Everyone saw hockey players with permanently knocked teeth in their mouths. Why don’t they fix them? Well, it’s just that tooth decay in hockey is so common that dentists can’t keep up. Rubber protectors in the mouth do not help, and a protective helmet, designed to protect the upper part of the head, does not help either.
In hockey, injuries have become commonplace.Just playing hockey is like playing with a lighter at a gas station. Severe injuries can happen literally at any moment – from an opponent, from hitting a protective wall, on the ice, from a hockey stick, puck. Not surprisingly, legendary Wayne Gretzky compared this sport to gladiator fights in ancient Rome. And if you are not sent on a stretcher during the game, then this will happen at one of the more frequent workouts. Hockey training is also dangerous. Or, if you rely on statistics – 80,000 serious injuries per year.Congratulations to the winners!
2. Rock climbing
It is obvious that rock climbing is a dangerous sport. There are many reasons, the difficulty stems from the fact that the forces must be ideally distributed – in addition to ascending, you must be able to descend. Many amateurs make the mistake of giving their all when climbing, forgetting that the descent is no less dangerous. The specificity of sport is that with any serious injury, it brings you closer to a hospital bed and even death.Medical assistance comes slowly and with difficulty, and it can not always help.
In addition, after severe fractures and open wounds, there is a risk of hypothermia, heart failure and blockage of tendons and joints. Suffice it to say that rock climbing is classified as a hazard level 5 sport. For reference: the highest danger of 6th level is fighting with a combat knife and archery, “blind”.
1. Diving in underwater caves
Over a year, more than 8,000 people are disabled for life.The potential damage to the heart, brain, and lungs is often fatal. 100 meters under water, in a dark cave, problems with equipment and any mistakes or difficulties push you closer to death. Not to mention the danger of the creatures that live in these caves.
That’s it! If you are not well prepared, is it worth practicing these super-risky and dangerous sports? Not before you get insured …
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There are many sports in the world that are not only popular, but also extremely traumatic.However, not everyone knows about a number of truly exotic and at the same time deadly competitions. “Gazeta.Ru” made the top 6 of the strangest and most dangerous sports.
The British are known for their love of sports. This is especially true of the Irish, who have come up with more than one type of different team games. Among them was hurling, which is considered one of the oldest sports in the world. The exact date of the creation of the game is unknown, but the first mentions of it appeared in Celtic folklore more than two thousand years ago.It remains popular to this day. So, hurling is played in North America, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.
The competition itself is something similar to the English bandy, which is better known as the Russian field hockey, but on the field. So, on a rectangular field, two teams of 15 players each compete. The main goal is to score a small ball into the opponent’s goal. The bottom line is that players use clubs, arms, legs and any other parts of the body. In this case, it is not allowed to carry the ball in hand (maximum four steps).You can transfer the projectile to your teammate only with a blow with a club, or hold it yourself on your own.
Exotic means that each team has two gates on the field. Some are ordinary rectangular, like in football, the second – rugby. Therefore, players have the opportunity to hit both those gates and others.
Along with this, hurling is considered one of the most traumatic types, and earlier there were quite frequent cases of fatalities right in the course of the game.Meetings were especially often fatal when they were first held. Injuries from blows with a club or hitting the ball in the head repeatedly became incompatible with life, which in the fifth century prompted the Irish authorities to pass a law according to which people who killed their rivals while playing hurling were severely punished.
The danger of injury almost cost Hurling its existence – in the 12th century, the British, who conquered Ireland, seriously intended to eradicate this sport, but it was so popular that it was not possible to achieve this in the end.
In 1884, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was formed to develop hurling, which was also involved in the conservation of other national sports. Hurling has received increased attention, thanks to which the players are now supplied with the necessary equipment to protect people from serious injuries, namely, a helmet with a visor. In addition, there are strict rules in hurling, according to which it is strictly forbidden to inflict any blow on an opponent. Whether it’s a stick on the arm or a simple push.
Football is the most widespread and popular sport around the world and due to this it has many varieties. One of them is the so-called Florentine calcio, or simply – Florentine football. Among all the other forms of regular football, Florentine is known for its brutality. The first mention of it was captured in the 14th century, but the official rules were created only in 1863. It’s simple: a rectangular field, two teams of 27 players each (15 of them are forwards) and the absence of goalkeepers.The task is also extremely simple to understand: you just need to bring the ball to someone else’s zone, like in rugby.
The insanity lies in the fact that what is happening on the field does not resemble football, but a real battle.
Players in the fight for the ball are allowed to use any techniques of wrestling and fist fighting, the opponent can be pushed and choked.In general, the attackers need to bring the ball to someone else’s penalty area, while the defenders must prevent this in any way. True, there are limitations in the Florentine calcio. For example, it is forbidden to kick in the head or attack one player with a group of footballers. Otherwise, the referees remove the offenders from the field. It is noteworthy that in this sport there is no possibility to make a substitution. If a football player is injured, he is eliminated from the game, and his team remains in the minority until the end of the meeting, which lasts 50 minutes.
It is not uncommon to find professional fighters in Florentine football. Especially considering the fact that there are no professional footballers in this sport at all. One of the most famous is Marco Santi, a former MMA fighter and owner of one of the gyms in Florence. In particular, he is considered one of those who disseminate the training program for the Florentine Calcio.
“At the moment of the game, you completely forget about sports, although there is everything here: from carnage to friendship.Florentine calcio is contrary to all the rules of modern life. However, all the cruelty that is present in the arena during the battle does not go beyond it. To survive here, you need to own the character of a fighter. You have to survive all 50 minutes of the match, ”he said.
Florentine football is very popular in Italy, but there are times when the sport goes beyond what is permissible and develops into outright carnage, in which players simply throw out their aggression on an opponent.
Often, there are episodes of revenge between several players, which in turn endangers the lives of athletes.
So, the organizers were forced to cancel the final match in 2014 due to the fact that the players of both teams were so negatively disposed towards each other that the meeting with a high degree of probability could escalate into riots and bloodshed.
American football skiing
Sports in the United States are known for being radically different from what is popular in Europe.This is especially true for football. The main difference among Americans compared to the rest of the world is that they divide classic football into national football and so-called soccer. To avoid confusion, American football was given a corresponding name. By the way, American football is one of the most popular in the Western Hemisphere, as well as one of the most profitable financially.
Skiing is also very popular in the northern part of the United States.Especially skiing. But the Americans did not stop there and decided to bring some kind of diversity between summer and winter sports by combining them. So, it affected specifically football – American – as well as alpine skiing. From here came a kind of hybrid, which became American football on skis, when athletes, going down a mountain slope, throw a ball to each other.
This variety is not popular among the locals, but it turned out to be a favorite among the Kennedy family.However, she also became fatal.
For example, the son of a former American attorney, as well as Senator from the State of New York Robert Kennedy, Michael died while playing soccer on skis.
A 39-year-old American was descending the slope without a helmet and, unable to cope with his skis, crashed into a tree. From his injuries, Michael Kennedy died in the wrong place.
Another entertainment that is most widespread in the United States (especially in schools and universities), and has also become a sport.Initially, cheerleading was created to raise the spirits and appropriate mood of athletes before the match. For example, a group of girls performed a dance outside the field in order to inspire the players of their team to win. Subsequently, cheerleading turned into a real competition, during which cheerleaders (and often cheerleaders) compete both in the originality of the number shown and in its complexity. In this sport, the physical characteristics of the participants are of particular importance, as well as their qualifications in artistic gymnastics, which also affects the complexity of the performance.
Cheerleading is widespread throughout the world. Including in Russia. For example, in our country in 2005 the European Championship in competitions of professional fans was held. However, along with its fame, cheerleading also has an increased risk of injury.
According to official data, more than 20 thousand sportswomen are seriously injured every year. Injuries are often serious, ranging from open fractures to ruptured ligaments.
The absence of any ammunition is especially dangerous.Most often, cheerleaders perform in tops and short skirts with golfs, without having any protective equipment with them. For example, in November 2018 in St. Petersburg, a 6-year-old cheerleader unsuccessfully fell on the site, receiving a severe head injury. The athlete was hospitalized, and doctors performed a complex operation on her open wound.
Man-Bull Fight is widely known throughout the world, but most popular in Spain. Bullfighting, torada, ensierro – all these are varieties of one of the most extreme and dangerous sports, when a person literally fights against a ferocious bull.
The most famous, of course, is the bullfight. Several persons take part in it at once: the main participant in the duel with the bull is the matador, as well as the picador, who strikes the bull’s body with a special lance in order to weaken it, and the bullfighter, teasing the animal with a red scarf. It is the bullfighter who spends several episodes, similar to those shown in the circus, frankly speaking with a bull. At the end of the bullfight, the matador must inflict several blows on the bull with his sword in order to kill him.
In recent years, animal activists have actively opposed such events.So, since 2012, bullfighting has been officially banned in Catalonia. But another thing is also interesting.
Bullfights often pose a high threat to the health and life of the people who participate in them. Dozens of matadors are killed in the same bullfight. For example, in Spain in July 2016, Victor Barrio died from injuries sustained by a bull. Until now, he is the last matador to die in the arena.
One of the most unusual and rare sports is Jai Alai.For the first time about this game, which originated in Spain, it became known at the end of the 18th century. During colonization, she was transferred to America. The game consisted of throwing the ball on a small court surrounded by three walls more than 12 meters high so that it bounced off the wall on the opposing team’s side to the floor towards his team-mate. If the ball hit the ground more than once or flew out of bounds, and the team player failed to catch it, the team is automatically eliminated from the competition.Each athlete has a special glove, which is somewhat reminiscent of the “trap” of the goalkeepers in hockey.
The rarity of Jai-Alai is due to the fact that this sport is extremely traumatic. At the end of the 20th century, the passion for this game rapidly declined. It is all to blame for the fact that the rubber ball, which the teams play, picks up speed up to 300 kilometers per hour during each throw. Accordingly, if the player failed to catch the ball in the glove, then he risks getting a fracture of the limbs.In addition, athletes are not immune from being hit by a projectile in the head, which can also lead to serious consequences, including death.
Currently, Jai-Alai is an extremely rare type of competition, but its participants use the maximum possible equipment to protect themselves from injury. This includes helmets as well as elbow and knee pads.90,000 What is more dangerous than football or horse riding? (2021)
Answer author: Carsten Massmann Date Created: Nov 07, 2021
- What is the most dangerous football position?
- Horse riding is a sport – yes or no?
- Which women’s sport has the most injuries?
- What is the hardest riding sport?
- What is the most dangerous sport for horses?
- Which exercise is best for acid reflux?
- What is the most dangerous sport?
- Which sport is more dangerous – gymnastics or football?
- What can’t football players wear?
- Is horse riding a good exercise for losing weight?
What is the most dangerous football position?
DenisKolodin Date of Creation: Oct 23, 2021
Some of the most dangerous positions in football include: center, offensive defender, offensive tackle, defender, defender, midfielder.
Allan Chain Date of Creation: Oct 23, 2021
Horse riding is a sport – yes or no?
Fabio Date of creation: Oct 22, 2021
Horse riding is one of the oldest sports that meets all definitions of sport, but is often perceived as an easy activity rather than a sport.
tzot Date of creation: Oct 24, 2021
Which women’s sport has the most injuries?
aefxx Date of creation: Oct 27, 2021
Basketball for girls.Over a 10-year period, traumatic brain damage in this sport increased by 70 percent, according to a study by Web MD. Cheerleading. NBC News reported that cheerleading accidents account for 65 percent of all sports injuries in school girls. Horseback riding. Doctor Football. Field Hockey (May 14, 2015)
Ryan Wheale Date of creation: Oct 27, 2021
What is the hardest riding sport?
Alexey Larionov Date of creation: Oct 26, 2021
TOP-10 most dangerous equestrian sports.When you’re a jockey … it’s not if you hurt yourself, but how bad and when. Race and Jumping, Obstacle Course are definitely at the top of the list! Jumping over rough terrain. If you are a cross country racer, you have the guts. Pole bending. Stunt riding. Contest. Fox hunting. More • Jun 6, 2018
sawa Date of Creation: Oct 29, 2021
What is the most dangerous sport for horses?
Jon Cage Date of Creation: Oct 31, 2021
Horseback Riding # 1: Horseback riding and can throw its riders unexpectedly like ragdolls.Horses also bite with their teeth and butt with their strong heads, but by far their most dangerous habit is to kick with their hooves. The incredibly powerful muscles in the legs can create force that can kill people.
Archie G. Quiñones Date of Creation: Nov 03, 2021
What is the best exercise for acid reflux?
Tomas Aschan Date of Creation: Oct 31, 2021
Avoid running and sprinting, cycling, gymnastics, or weightlifting.Moderate, low-intensity exercise can be very beneficial for people with acid reflux. Activities such as walking, light jogging, yoga, stationary cycling, or swimming are all good choices.
CAFxX Date of Creation: Nov 03, 2021
What is the most dangerous sport?
Mike McKerns Date of Creation: Nov 01, 2021
These are our most dangerous sports in the world: rugby, polo.Bullfight. Bull riding. Scuba diving. Skiing. No wonder skiing is dangerous. Cheerleading. Cheerleaders fall hard. Street luge. Believe it or not, this uniform usually provides the safety of luge athletes. More items •
Cleb Date of Creation: Nov 03, 2021
Which sport is more dangerous – gymnastics or football?
Rick Benetti Date of creation: Oct 30, 2021
The National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research considers gymnastics to be the most dangerous sport in terms of the number of injuries per athlete.However, if you look at pure numbers, school football is much more dangerous than any other sport. Since 1982: 113 people have died while playing football and 331 have been permanently injured.
MikeN Date of Creation: Nov 02, 2021
What can’t football players wear?
DaveShaw Date of Creation: Oct 23, 2021
A player must not use equipment or wear anything dangerous.All jewelry (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather straps, elastic bands, etc.) are prohibited and must be removed.
lubgr Date of creation: Oct 24, 2021
Is horse riding a good exercise for weight loss?
Lars Blumberg Date of creation: Oct 28, 2021
Cardio workout: it raises adrenaline levels, increases heart rate and improves metabolism (read what metabolism is).This means that it is beneficial for burning fat. In just one hour of riding, up to 650 calories are burned. Tones Muscles: Horseback riding is great for toning your muscles.
Paul R Date of Creation: Oct 31, 2021.