Injuries at Bell Bank

Discussion in 'Arizona Scene' started by singh, May 19, 2022.

  1. singh

    singh Active Member

    Just an FYI, there is some interest being generated about injuries at the legacy fields by a concerned mother on Facebook (Arizona Youth Soccer Group) If anyone wants to share their experience I believe the poster there would be appreciative
     
  2. singh

    singh Active Member

  3. Sweeper

    Sweeper Well-Known Member

    I am not a member of that facebook group. Can you share what the mother posted and some of the responses?
     
  4. singh

    singh Active Member

  5. Robert

    Robert Active Member

    A “concerned mother” who happens to work as a paralegal.
     
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  6. singh

    singh Active Member

    maybe, but I think if I put myself in her shoes, and if my dd was as an excellent player with probablr college chances and got hurt at a crucial time, I would be pissed too...Im not in her shoes, so cant say much, but I get it
     
  7. put me in coach

    put me in coach Active Member

    unfortunate for those players. hate to see it happen. however, food for thought: acl injuries are the #1 injury among women soccer players. my daughter's school, like many in the Power 5 conference, play on turf. The Big 12 playoffs and championships are all on turf in Texas. She doesn't always love it, but it's part of the game. You can't always pick the field. she is also playing wpsl out there rn. she thought that the complex and fields were some of the nicest turf fields she has played on. Injuries can happen anywhere at anytime. hard part of sports and being a sports parent.
     
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  8. singh

    singh Active Member

    Absolutely, I think the 14-18 age group is where the body and ligaments mature to where they can be torn...really stinks. Not sure how the field can be blamed, but I'm not an expert...Will be interesting to see if anything comes of this
     
  9. put me in coach

    put me in coach Active Member

    Article for thought:
    As pre-teens enter into puberty and grow taller and heavier, their risk of ACL injury increases – beginning at age 12 for girls, and age 14 for boys. Girls are at higher risk of ACL injury because after puberty, as their body size increases, girls do usually not develop more muscle power.

    In fact, female athletes between 15 and 20 years old account for the largest number of ACL injuries. At the high school level, girls soccer has the most ACL injuries, followed by boys football, girls basketball, girls gymnastics, and boys and girls lacrosse. Among high school and college athletes, females have two to six times higher ACL injury rates than males in similar sports. Compared with boys, girls are more likely to have surgery and less likely to return to sports after an ACL injury.
     
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  10. Sweeper

    Sweeper Well-Known Member

    It is very difficult to return to playing soccer at a high level after an ACL injury especially for girls. I have seen some girls try to come back and then tear the other ACL in their other knee. I feel for the "concerned mother" and her player, it is a long road to recovery.
     
  11. SoccerDad

    SoccerDad New Member

    Yikes, don't want to see anyone get hurt. Lots of turf fields installed in the Valley for high school in the last year or two. I've done 10-15 matches on the turf fields at Bell, I don't notice any big seams or issues. They do seem to use a brown, cork-like material as a base instead of the black rubber pellets I am used to seeing. I heard it had something to do with cooling but this is far from my area of expertise. Your experience may differ.
     
  12. Desert Hound

    Desert Hound Well-Known Member

    There are not seams in those fields. They are all excellent fields.

    Injuries happen. It is part of sports.
     
  13. overtime

    overtime Member

    of course there are seams, that is how they are installed. did you mean there are no visible gaps? regardless they are beautiful fields and yes injuries happen.
     

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