Reducing injury risk from body checking in boys' youth ice hockey

Joel S. Brenner, Alison Brooks, Rebecca A. Demorest, Mark E. Halstead, Amanda K. Weiss Kelly, Chris G. Koutures, Cynthia R. LaBella, Michele LaBotz, Keith J. Loud, Stephanie S. Martin, Kody Moffatt, Andrew J M Gregory, Lisa K. Kluchurosky, John F. Philpott, Timothy Hewett, Claire LeBlanc, Kelsey Logan, Anjie Emanuel

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Abstract

Ice hockey is an increasingly popular sport that allows intentional collision in the form of body checking for males but not for females. There is a two- to threefold increased risk of all injury, severe injury, and concussion related to body checking at all levels of boys' youth ice hockey. The American Academy of Pediatrics reinforces the importance of stringent enforcement of rules to protect player safety as well as educational interventions to decrease unsafe tactics. To promote ice hockey as a lifelong recreational pursuit for boys, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the expansion of nonchecking programs and the restriction of body checking to elite levels of boys' youth ice hockey, starting no earlier than 15 years of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1151-1157
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics
Volume133
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Athletic injury
  • Body checking
  • Concussion
  • Injury prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Brenner, J. S., Brooks, A., Demorest, R. A., Halstead, M. E., Weiss Kelly, A. K., Koutures, C. G., ... Emanuel, A. (2014). Reducing injury risk from body checking in boys' youth ice hockey. Pediatrics, 133(6), 1151-1157. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-0692

Reducing injury risk from body checking in boys' youth ice hockey. / Brenner, Joel S.; Brooks, Alison; Demorest, Rebecca A.; Halstead, Mark E.; Weiss Kelly, Amanda K.; Koutures, Chris G.; LaBella, Cynthia R.; LaBotz, Michele; Loud, Keith J.; Martin, Stephanie S.; Moffatt, Kody; Gregory, Andrew J M; Kluchurosky, Lisa K.; Philpott, John F.; Hewett, Timothy; LeBlanc, Claire; Logan, Kelsey; Emanuel, Anjie.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 133, No. 6, 01.06.2014, p. 1151-1157.

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Brenner, JS, Brooks, A, Demorest, RA, Halstead, ME, Weiss Kelly, AK, Koutures, CG, LaBella, CR, LaBotz, M, Loud, KJ, Martin, SS, Moffatt, K, Gregory, AJM, Kluchurosky, LK, Philpott, JF, Hewett, T, LeBlanc, C, Logan, K & Emanuel, A 2014, 'Reducing injury risk from body checking in boys' youth ice hockey', Pediatrics, vol. 133, no. 6, pp. 1151-1157. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-0692
Brenner JS, Brooks A, Demorest RA, Halstead ME, Weiss Kelly AK, Koutures CG et al. Reducing injury risk from body checking in boys' youth ice hockey. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun 1;133(6):1151-1157. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-0692
Brenner, Joel S. ; Brooks, Alison ; Demorest, Rebecca A. ; Halstead, Mark E. ; Weiss Kelly, Amanda K. ; Koutures, Chris G. ; LaBella, Cynthia R. ; LaBotz, Michele ; Loud, Keith J. ; Martin, Stephanie S. ; Moffatt, Kody ; Gregory, Andrew J M ; Kluchurosky, Lisa K. ; Philpott, John F. ; Hewett, Timothy ; LeBlanc, Claire ; Logan, Kelsey ; Emanuel, Anjie. / Reducing injury risk from body checking in boys' youth ice hockey. In: Pediatrics. 2014 ; Vol. 133, No. 6. pp. 1151-1157.
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