Healthy Knees 4 Our Girls: Did you know that girls are 8 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than boys? (National Institutes of Health Medicine Plus. An Athlete’s Nightmare: Tearing the ACL. Accessed August 7, 2013) I have also read that by the age of 14 years, girls have 5 times . . .
Top 10 Prevention Tips for Young Athletes: Top Ten Prevention Tips for Young Athletes By: Carrie Jaworski, MD, FAAFP, FACSM Director, Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director Clinical Assistant Professor University of Chicago Pritzker School of . . .
Girls Sports – Fun Exercises Make For Solid Bodies: You will find plenty of credible authority espousing the benefits of weight training for young kids. In fact, the Mayo Clinic website just featured an article that addressed this exact topic. (See . . .
Girls Sports – The Debate Re: Downsizing When Teaching Sports to Our Youngest: “Kid sized” fields, courts and sports equipment is the growing trend when it comes to instructing kids 10 and under. Smaller fields and balls for soccer, lowered hoops and smaller, lighter balls for basketball, . . .
GIRLS SPORTS – TALK THE TALK: Hope you don’t mind a suggestion: From the beginning, even as young as four-years-old, talk the language with your daughter. Whether you are watching sports on TV, shooting some hoops on the driveway, throwing the softball around in the backyard or playing . . .