Helping Your Young Athlete Avoid Burnout


Sports are supposed to be a fun and exciting activity for children; a healthy hobby that lets them escape from their problems. But sometimes, the high expectations, long training sessions, and year-round specialization can make sports feel more like a job than a hobby. This often leads to burnout. Burnout is a natural response to chronic stress which many young athletes go through when they no longer find sports enjoyable due to increased physical and psychological demands. This almost always leads to withdrawal from the sport, sometimes permanently. Risk Factors Your child is most likely to experience burnout if the following [...]