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

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

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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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Jockey speaks openly of battle with depression

Feb 28, 15 Jockey speaks openly of battle with depression

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MARK ENRIGHT returns to the track at Gowran Park this week with a weight off his mind and confident he is winning his battle with depression write Jonathan Mullins in the www.racingpost.com. The 22-year-old from Limerick last rode on New Year’s Day and last won the day before, on The Job Is Right, who he rides in the Goffs...

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Retirement can present a mental challenge to former players, according to Ray Parlour

Feb 05, 15 Retirement can present a mental challenge to former players, according to Ray Parlour

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Former Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour has highlighted the difficulties former players face when their careers are over. Following Clarke Carlisle’s revelation that he attempted to take his own life last year, Parlour admits it’s difficult to adjust to a normal existence after leading a ‘regimented...

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Marco van Basten: Why stress prompted manager to leave role

Feb 03, 15 Marco van Basten: Why stress prompted manager to leave role

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Pressure. Responsibility. People counting on you, looking to you, doubting you, challenging you. The burden. The problems. The relentlessness. And then the palpitations.  Last autumn, Marco van Basten reached a defining moment in his personal and professional life. He accepted that he had to make public his private difficulties and...

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Life after football: ‘Players need much more help’

Feb 03, 15 Life after football: ‘Players need much more help’

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A study which shows that over half of footballers suffer from a clinical level of psychological distress after being released from a club at a young age has led to further calls for improved after-care in the game as explained here by RTE Sport The study at Teeside University in England indicated that 55% of a sample of players...

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