The responsibility for encouraging and implementing a healthier and sustainable pathway to athletic success falls on the shoulders of all stakeholders in youth sports – especially PARENTS.
While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of injury during sports participation, many injuries sustained during training and competition are avoidable... especially those injuries related to simply doing too much too often.
Repeated excessive physical activity without enough recovery time and rest between training sessions and competitions (especially if sustained throughout the year) is a significant problem for young athletes whose bodies are still developing.
Careful attention to ensuring a diversified, balanced and progressive athletic exposure with appropriate scheduling and sufficient time off can reduce musculo-skeletal injury risk and enhance performance.
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Special guest, Dr. Michael F. Bergeron, shares ideas and tactics for making sure your child has the best youth sports experience possible.