Youth Sports: What Are the Risks? What Are the Benefits?

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SKU:
827008220199
Author:
Mindy Millard-Stafford
Published:
2012
Length:
39 minutes
Youth Sports: What Are the Risks? What Are the Benefits? addresses the issue of the challenges that the kids who are playing competitive youth sports are currently facing. The DVD points out the inherent dangers that exist in overtraining, more involved parents, undue pressure to specialize, and peer pressure, as well as too much coach on occasion. The DVD discusses when it can be too early to start playing sports and what steps parents can take to help ensure that their children are not overtraining.

Among the topics covered:

• Exercise dose in kids: a bi-modal distribution
• Baby boom parents in Millennials
• Overtraining-overreaching?
• Training dose: how much is enough?
• Adolescent athlete and the team physician: a consensus statement
• Endurance performance: what do we really know?
• Timing of nutrition during recovery
• Higher CHO “facilitates” training
• Getting (and keeping) girls in the game