Educational Experts Series

Your Youth Sports Game Plan
The Benefits of a Healthy Sports Experience

Athletic Center Atrium
January 30, 2019 | 6 p.m.

In an increasingly competitive society, youth sports have become hyper-competitive. Largely driven by misguided objectives, including pushy parents and coaches who put winning above all else, many sports team as are no longer about athletic competence, character building and childhood fun. What can you do to help change that?

The latest research tells us that children who specialize in a particular sport too early are:
• at a higher risk of overuse injuries    
• more prone to boredom with their sport    
• more likely to quit

Whether you have just enrolled your child in tee-ball, gymnastics and dance or they are considering club-level teams, hear from our experts as they discuss and answer questions about child-centered athletics, the benefits of being a multi-sport athlete, healthy competition and the power of positive coaching.

 

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Beer, wine and appetizers will be provided. Childcare and a pizza dinner is available for children ages 3 and older. (Child must be potty-trained.)