Risks of overuse, burnout extend to youth athletes

Position statement cites warning signs By P.K. Daniel Despite the slim odds of securing an athletic scholarship and the even slimmer prospect of playing professional sports, there’s an overemphasis today on success in competitive youth sports, including specialization and elite-level training. As such, and with the proliferation of travel teams and club sports, practitioners have seen an increase in overuse injuries and burnout.

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Risks of overuse, burnout extend to youth athletes

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