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Young athletes; Youth sports; Sports training; Winning in sports; Sports heroes; Straight-arrow approach; Shoot-yourself-in-the-foot approach; Balance health
We all want sports heroes and we all want to win – but that desire comes with a price. Just as there will always be winners in sports, there will always be injuries and losers. Often the lines are blurred between what is in the best interest of an athlete’s health and well-being and what it takes to win.
Athletes; College sports; Physical education and training; Coaching (Athletics)
Barkley, Lisa (2013). Young athletes must learn to balance health, challenges. UCF Today, 2013-02-27. Retrieved from http://today.ucf.edu/young-athletes-must-learn-to-balance-health-challenges/
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