May 24, 2020
This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome Dr Neeru
Jayanthi, Emory Sports Medicine & Tennis Medicine physician
specializing in research on safety and risks of young athletes. You
may recognize his name. We have mentioned him in blogs and
podcasts, and his work is cited all over the youth sports
world. We discuss how his young athlete patients are
feeling much better since being able to take a long break from
sports, why “multi-movement” is important to a child’s physical
development, and how we can keep our kids healthy.
Highlights from the
Why are kids
healing faster now than before?
Are there some kids
that should play a single sport all year long?
What is the
difference between multi-sport and multi-movement?
How important is
specialized sampling in a young athletes life?
Every child is
build differently, play accordingly
How does physical
load level effect a child’s injury rate?
Why are the quality
of life ratings lower for college athletes than non-college
The pandemic has
shown many kids the importance of an “off-season"
What does a
positive physical literacy youth sports group look
John makes a
prediction about what kids will look like when we return to sports
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