Are athletes whose families can afford the high cost of today's increasingly specialized and expensive youth sports paying a price in higher rates of injury? The answer appears to be yes, according to new research for the first time links overuse injury rates in young athletes with their socioeconomic status.
The often unhealthy food choices youth athletes are offered at concession stands can be replaced with healthier items without a loss of revenue or profits or customer satisfaction, says a first-of-its-kind study.
While geared to sports medicine professionals, a new position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine provides helpful guidance to sports parents on the causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of burnout in youth athletes.
A new international consensus position statement contains comprehensive guidelines on youth resistance training, and has been endorsed by 10 leading professional
organizations within the fields of sports medicine, exercise science,
designed resistance training programs can benefit youth of all ages,
with children as young as 5-6 years of age making noticeable improvements
in muscular fitness following exposure to basis resistance training
using free weights, elastic resistance bands and machine weights, saysa new international consensus statement.
Teens who have ACL reconstruction are more likely to demonstrate
osteoarthritic changes later in life, say researchers presenting to the
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day
in New Orleans on March 15, 2014.
Whether a child or teen has early ACL reconstructive surgery that experts recommend is more a function of their parent's insurance coverage and household income than strictly medical considerations, say researchers in a paper presented at American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) 2014 Specialty Day in New Orleans.
Low intensity, long-duration aerobic exercise is typically prescribed for youth who are overweight or obese, but has a number of drawbacks compared to resistance training, says an international consensus of experts in a new international position statement.
Thinking about starting your child or teen in a resistance training program, but wondering whether it is a good idea? Not only is there no cause for concern, but, according to a new international consensus statement (Loyd RS, et al 2014), resistance training for children and adolescents has two major benefits: improved athletic performance and a positive effect on overall health.