Minimizing The Risk Of Participating In Youth Sports | St. Louis Public Radio

Minimizing The Risk Of Participating In Youth Sports

May 21, 2013

Engaging in sports can be beneficial to young athletes.  They provide the opportunity to be physically fit, learn discipline and build character in a fun environment.

The fun stops, however, when a sudden and unexpected injury or surprise medical condition intervenes.  This potential is worrisome to parents and coaches as talk and awareness of concussions seem to be at an all-time high.

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.

The discussion included the following guidelines:

The Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights from the Youth Sports Safety Alliance

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