Episode 46: How can we prevent youth sports burnout?

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In the Zone
How common is burnout in youth sports? How can parents and coaches recognize its signs and symptoms? And how can we treat and prevent it?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Chris Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher
Brian Roberts – Baltimore Orioles second baseman
Giancarlo Stanton – Miami Marlins outfielder
Dee Gordon – Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop
Anthony Davis – New Orleans Hornets forward
Ryan Howard – Philadelphia Phillies first baseman
Dustin Pedroia – Boston Red Sox second baseman
Jeff Green – Boston Celtics forward
Oscar Pistorius – South African amputee sprinter

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2 Responses to Episode 46: How can we prevent youth sports burnout?

  1. I have a daughter whom is experiencing lack of motivation in basketball , she always being hard on herself worry about her negative attitude standing in the way ”demon stessors” at times. please can you help me on this matter.

    • I don’t know that there is an easy answer to how to help a child be less hard on himself or herself. I would encourage parents to open the lines of communication with their children and talk less about outcomes and performance and more about less threatening or pressure-filled topics. I would also decrease the importance of winning and focus on fun.

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