Saturday, January 29, 2011

Avoiding Burnout in Young Athletes

Avoiding Burnout in Young Athletes

I didn't have a workout yesterday due to an off day so I wanted to blog about burnout in young athletes. Too many times do I see kids really excited about running, or any other sport for that matter and burnout quick. Parents like to think that there child can go for ever, heck I did. The truth is that your child can burnout just like you and I. If you do not create balance, you will create many future issues. Balance is the key to better wellness. Don't fall into the, "Oh they are young, they can do anything, trap." A good article about youth burnout is written by Marty Shupnik.

Marty writes, "Parents who enroll their children in too many sports or multiple leagues for one sport end up constructing a trap that will inevitably catch up with their kid. These children are often bound by impractical time constraints, almost literally living out of their family vehicles in order to accommodate their hectic schedules. Parents must find a reasonable balance for their children and help budget their time" (Shupnik, 2010).

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