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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THE RFU EDUCATION GUIDE FOR YOUNG RUGBY PLAYERS

Aug 09, 14 THE RFU EDUCATION GUIDE FOR YOUNG RUGBY PLAYERS

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This guide has been written by the RFU for young rugby players and their parents/carers and advisors who are considering the possibility of a career in professional rugby yet are unsure how this might fit with continuing education and a longer term career beyond the sport.   It explains how there are a number of opportunities...

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The road to being a pro…

Jun 21, 14 The road to being a pro…

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Throughout my life I’ve always known that I wanted to be a tennis player. Fortunately for me I was exposed to tennis at such a young age through the influence of my parents and luckily I only had to climb under a barbed wire fence at the end of my garden in order to play at 1879 tennis club. I used to spend hours a week down...

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Sacrifice: the lonely Olympic road research paper

Apr 04, 14 Sacrifice: the lonely Olympic road research paper

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A research case study in to an athlete pursuit of aiming to reach the Olympic Games in London 2012. Through a case study approach using analysis of conversation and reflections on practice, the paper was aimed to document the experiences of an elite adolescent female athletes excursion to qualify for the 2012 games. The paper...

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Athlete Megan Cyr: The Misconception and the up`s and down`s of Playing Overseas

Apr 02, 14 Athlete Megan Cyr: The Misconception and the up`s and down`s  of Playing Overseas

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I read several articles over the past few weeks written by fellow athletes that are helpful and enjoyable because of the ability to relate to the experiences shared. It is comforting to know that I am not alone in the many ups and downs experienced while playing a professional sport in a foreign country. However, I often find...

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