Training elite child athletes: promoting welfare and wellbeing
Lloyd, Rhodri S.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
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Children can benefit from, and safely engage in, physical conditioning where appropriate supervision is provided. However, elite child athletes represent a unique population who are exposed to potentially large volumes of specialized training and early competition at a time when they are still maturing. This situation can expose the elite child athlete to a variety of risks that could affect their welfare and well-being and have negative consequences in terms of both performance and personal development. This article identifies risks and provides recommendations to help coaches promote the welfare and well-being of elite child athletes during training.
Strength and Conditioning Journal;
Oliver, J.L., Lloyd, R.S. and Meyers, R.W. (2011) 'Training elite child athletes: Promoting welfare and well-being', Strength & Conditioning Journal, 33(4), pp.73-79
- Sport Research Groups