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It's important to encourage kids to play sports, but it's also important to recognize the dangers of overtraining due to specializing in a single sport while the body is still developing.
A new public service campaign sponsored by several organizations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, aims to curb the rising rates of overuse injuries in young althletes, so they can continue to enjoy sports and fitness into adulthood, when their days on the high school team are over.
Check out the website:
http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/ The site includes resources for athletes, parents, and coaches. No one likes to be injured, including young athletes, and the more education about injury prevention that gets out there, the better.