The Savvy Patient - Victory in Youth Sports Defined by Development

In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight on child development and youth sports.

Physical overuse injuries such as stress fractures in children are becoming more common. More than 44 million kids in the United States are now playing at least one organized activity, according to the National Council of Youth Sports.

When parents and coaches understand the four core developmental processes – physical, visual, chemical and emotional – they can provide the best opportunity to maximize the child’s athletic performance, while minimizing pressure.

Read the full article for more: Victory in youth sports defined by development

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