Junior sport participation: how much is too much?
Many junior athletes participate in year-round competitive sport - often for multiple teams or squads, including school, club, and representative levels. Overuse injuries and illnesses are relatively common amongst young athletes whose physical and psychological loading exceeds their biological capacity. Engaging with effective load monitoring strategies, and understanding the risks, are a necessity for junior athletes to thrive.
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic provides specialist exercise physiology programs for young athletes; including risk assessment and guidelines on training loads, energy demands and effective monitoring strategies.
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