As youth sports become more competitive, the risk of injuries is growing, impacting healthcare costs and raising liability issues.

A report released last month by Safe Kids Worldwide, a non-profit advocacy group, provided a look at the impact sports injuries are having on today’s youth. According to the report, 1.24 million children were seen in emergency rooms for sports injuries in 2013 – that averaged out to 3,397 a day, 141 per hour and one every 25 seconds.

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