youth sports http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Minimizing The Risk Of Participating In Youth Sports http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/minimizing-risk-participating-youth-sports <p>Engaging in sports can be beneficial to young athletes.&nbsp; They provide the opportunity to be physically fit, learn discipline and build character in a fun environment.</p><p>The fun stops, however, when a sudden and unexpected injury or surprise medical condition intervenes.&nbsp; This potential is worrisome to parents and coaches as talk and awareness of concussions seem to be at an all-time high.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with Tony Breitbach, Director of the Athletic Training Education Program at Saint Louis University, about what can be done to protect young athletes’ health.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 21:04:16 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Minimizing The Risk Of Participating In Youth Sports