In this episode, Dr. Tom discusses the issue of overtraining and burnout in young athletes. He explains how excessive physical and mental demands beyond a child’s capacity can lead to injury as well as cause them to dislike being active. Dr. Tom identifies signs of potential overtraining and offers advice on determining workload appropriateness to minimize risks and protect a youth’s long-term health and enjoyment of the sport.

Ensure you don’t overlook the importance of safeguarding our youth—tune in to this enlightening podcast.