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Teens at risk of ‘burnout’ by playing too many sports

Feb 28, 15 Teens at risk of ‘burnout’ by playing too many sports

Posted by in Burnout

Sam Griffin from the Irish Independent writes that the country’s young sports people are suffering serious burnout from over training and playing for too many teams across too many sports, a special investigation by the Irish Independent has found Leading clinicians, sports scientists and coaches from a variety of disciplines...

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STUDY: Mental Illness in Professional Football

Apr 03, 14 STUDY: Mental Illness in Professional Football

Posted by in Anxiety, Retirement

FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Association, announced results of an international study revealing the extent of Mental Illness in Professional Football. More than 300 current and former professional players and six national unions participated. The following summary is divided in five parts: 1) background and objective of the...

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Burnout now extending to managers frustrated by fixture chaos

Dec 18, 13 Burnout now extending to managers frustrated by fixture chaos

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Events at his own club have inspired presidential hopeful Aogán Farrell to seek reform of calendar THE burnout virus, which has been a source of concern among over-stretched GAA players for several years, is now spreading to managers, according to presidential candidate Aogán Farrell. Martin Breheny from www.independent.ie writes...

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British Hurdler Jack Green takes break to complete recovery from “Depression”

Dec 10, 13 British Hurdler Jack Green takes break to complete recovery from “Depression”

Posted by in Depression

• ‘I believe a break is necessary for my mental health’ • ‘I wanted to be open and honest about the reasons’ These were the main points behind Jack Green`s reasons for wanting to take a break from Athletics. The Olympic 400m hurdles semi-finalist Jack Green will not participate in the 2014 world class...

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Gambling In Football: Kevin Davies Reveals Just How Rife Betting Is Inside “The Changing Rooms”.

Nov 11, 13 Gambling In Football: Kevin Davies Reveals Just How Rife Betting Is Inside “The Changing Rooms”.

Posted by in Gambling

With over 700 career appearances under his belt, Kevin Davies has seen it all. Now he tells us of the dangers gambling poses to footballer  Is gambling becoming a really serious problem within football players daily lives? According to former Manchester United star Keith Gillespie`s and now former Blackburn and Bolton Wanders...

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Injury and Depression: What Every Coach & Sports Medicine Specialist Should Know

Nov 07, 13 Injury and Depression: What Every Coach & Sports Medicine Specialist Should Know

Posted by in Injury

Depression is an area of mental health that has arguably gained the most attention in recent times especially in relation to athletes. There are a variety of reasons why an athlete may battle with depression, but this article will focus on the vulnerability to depression as a result of an injury. Sport Psychologist Rebecca Symes...

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