Youth Sport Safety – Early Specialization

February 15, 2014 kidsandnature ParentingPhysical Activity

What does it take to make an Olympian, or at least raise a healthy athlete? You might say natural talent, lots of practice, a large dose of parental involvement. You would be right, except for that last part. A recent study has shown “Children left to themselves in spontaneous and unstructured sport and recreational activity are generally free of overuse injury; when adults step into the picture that ‘injury free’ status seems to change.”. Read on using the link below to find out more about this topic and the how parental involvement may actually hurt more than help.

Youth Sport Safety

This article was submitted by Dr. James MacDonald, a member of the Kids and Nature Collaborative.

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