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Developing a Healthy Youth Athlete

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Exciting new innovations can help guide your child to becoming a healthy youth athlete.
Air Date: 2/25/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Mike Bergeron, PhD
Michael BergeronMichael F. Bergeron, Ph.D., FACSM, is the Executive Director of the National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota at the Sanford USD Medical Center. He also has an appointment as a Senior Scientist in Sanford Children's Health Research Center. Internationally recognized for his research and leadership in exercise-heat stress and youth athletic health, Dr. Bergeron is a Fellow and past Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is currently a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the International Olympic Committee postgraduate Diploma Program in Sports Medicine. Dr. Bergeron serves as an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and Journal of Athletic Training. He also serves as a clinical and scientific consultant to the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) professional tour medical services.
Developing a Healthy Youth Athlete
In November 2013, the American College of Sports Medicine and National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute, supported by the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports, hosted a Congressional Briefing.

The briefing featured several noted experts in youth sports to introduce an exciting new initiative and strategy focusing on healthy and safe participation and athletic development in girls.

Special guest, Dr. Mike Bergeron, shares the exciting new innovations that can help guide you and your child to becoming a healthy youth athlete.

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