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(also see our Concussion Information page)

CDC - Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

 

Concussion Information for Parent Coaches:

 

 

 


OVERUSE AND BURNOUT

In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addressed the need to help prevent burnout and overuse injuries in young athletes and made the following recommendations:

 

 

 

  • Encourage early diversification in playing a range of sports, rather than early specialization (there’s no data to support that early specialization in lacrosse leads to improved performance or greater expertise).
  • Take 1-2 days off per week from competitive sports.
  • Take 2-3 months away from a specific sport during the year.
  • Emphasize fun, safety and sportsmanship as goals of sport.
  • No sport specialization before puberty.
  • Participate on only one team per season.
  • Reduce excessive playing time in all day, weekend tournaments.

(From the 2013 GuidebookBoys from US Lacrosse)

 


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From US LACROSSE (US Lacrosse is the national governing body of lacrosse):


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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Plus others


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