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Youth sports: Win or lose, reward athletes for effort - Poughkeepsie Journal

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Youth sports: Win or lose, reward athletes for effort
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Toward the end of a soccer game the coach was yelling at the girls to win the game so that they could all go get pizza with him.
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How To Prevent Overuse Injuries In Youth Sports | Metrifit

How To Prevent Overuse Injuries In Youth Sports | Metrifit | ethics in youth sports | Scoop.it
Most parents and coaches have heard of the growing problem of overuse injuries in youth sports but few are probably aware of the startling statistics. In the U.S..

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:51 PM

The number one cause of increased overuse injuries in youth sports is related to exposure to potential injury. This may be in the form of practice or participation.

Youth sports has become a business. As a physical therapist I am treating and managing youth injuries frequently. Some of these injuries are the result of repetitive stress, or overuse, and some are from acute trauma(example; ACL injury, ankle sprains).

One of the problems that exists is not just the frequency of play in a week with the combination of practice and competition, often this may require playing 2-3 games per day, or 4-6 games in a weekend. Research suggests that being exposed to practice and game in hours that is greater that ones age increased the risk of injury 2/3 times.

The other issue is the continuous play over a year. Youngsters are becoming specialized at an early age. This will include more play and games, thus exposure, over the course of a year. There is little time for rest and recovery. There is also little time to prepare with off-season strength and conditioning, specific to the individual's needs based on their rate of growth and maturity, physical and mental.

There must be time to develop as an athlete. This includes increasing movement and fitness requirements outside their sport, and how this can have cross-benefit for the sports that they engage. For example, a soccer athlete can benefit from engaging in track and field, and individual sport where speed and specific training would be beneficial to their soccer fitness. In track there would be less exposure to ankle and knee injuries due to less contact and cutting activity.

The bottom line is that if we want our young athletes to continue healthy participation through youth sports, and potentially to collegiate athletics, we must take care of the physical and psychological well-being through carefully designed, annual programs that are not just about how important the next game is, but taking a look at the big picture of Our Kid's future. Less can mean more. www.bauerpt.com 

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Fostering A Childs Passion With Youth Sports Camps | Thank Youaga

Fostering A Childs Passion With Youth Sports Camps | Thank Youaga | ethics in youth sports | Scoop.it
The downside to day youth sports camps is that parents are required to drive their child to the camp every morning and pick them up every evening. With the busy schedules of most Americans this can be a difficult task to ...
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Peace-building: Training youth to be good sports - The Express Tribune

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Peace-building: Training youth to be good sports
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Peace-building: Training youth to be good sports. Founded in Lyari, this initiative is spreading peace through education and sports.

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Youth in Sports Face Peer Pressure When Reporting and Responding to Concussions

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Youth involved in sports face a "culture of resistance" when it comes to reporting possible concussions and complying with treatment plans, researchers say.

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Coaching Youth Sports: 10 Things to Remember | My Town Tutors

Coaching Youth Sports: 10 Things to Remember | My Town Tutors | ethics in youth sports | Scoop.it
In addition to the actual coaching time involved in practices and games, it is also important to look at the overall goal of youth sports. Below are some ideas to consider with coaching youth sports: Remember the big picture: ...
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Jeffery Carson's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:32 PM

Good Idea to keep these 10 things posted at all times for coaches, players, parents, and fans to see.