Olympian Carrie Tollefson On The Definition Of Competitive Spirit
The key word for this Olympian in defining "competitive spirit" is "perseverance."
An Olympic Distance Runner On Digging Deep When Facing Adversity
2004 U.S. Olympic Distance Runner Carrie Tollefson on taking a long view to overcome injury.
PCA Advisory Board Member Marcia McDermott shares the strategies she uses to help athletes learn leadership.
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently
Reasons For The Rise In ACL Injuries
An orthopedic surgeon explains the role of overuse in the rise of ACL tears in younger athletes.
Negative Consequences From Changes In Youth Sports Economics
A doctor observes changes from school-based sports to pay-to-play clubs that render players expendable.
Why Athletes Must Take Care To Recover Fully From Injuries
An orthopedic surgeon emphasizes the importance of full recovery & resisting pressures to return too early.
The Wisdom Of Pursuing Athletic Scholarships
Dr. Donahue cautions parents against putting too much stock in children's abilities to win sports scholarships
A Doctor's View On Attrition Rates In Sports And Why Kids Quit
Dr. Joseph Donahue shares his views on what drives kids out of sports - everything from injury to lack of fun.
A Doctor's Perspective On Early Sport Specialization
An orthopedic surgeon explains how data show the disadvantages of early sport specialization.
Parental Pressure To Play Through Injuries
An orthopedic surgeon explains pressures parents place on kids to come back too soon from injuries.
What To Do When Injured Athletes Want to Play
It is important that athletes take an appropriate track toward recovery and remain honest about their injuries