The Culture of Youth Sports
Show: Sports Medicine & Fitness Show
Michael Bergeron, PhD, FACSM
Safety in Youth Sports
Playing sports is a great way for your child to stay fit and healthy, to learn about teamwork, make friends, and develop a sense of personal satisfaction. In addition, taking part in youth sports may lead to greater leisure-time physical activity as an adult.
Michael Bergeron, PhD, FACSM, Director, National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance comes on the show to discuss the current climate of youth sports and how to avoid overuse injuries, reduce the incidence of concussions and keep your safe in the heat while playing sports.
Michael F. Bergeron, Ph.D., FACSM is the Director of the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota at the Sanford USD Medical Center. Dr. Bergeron is a Fellow and recent former Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and past Chair of the ACSM Strategic Health Initiative - Youth Sports and Health Committee. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee for the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and currently serves as an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and Journal of Athletic Training. He also serves as a clinical and scientific consultant to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Medical Services. Dr. Bergeron is internationally known for his research in exercise, heat stress, and athletic health and leadership in the sports medicine community has worked with a number of junior, collegiate, and professional athletes on training and nutrition related to preparation,competition, and recovery strategies in the heat, with a particular emphasis on helping athletes to avoid muscle cramping.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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