An estimated 35 million kids between the ages of five and 18 play an organized sport each year in the U.S. While millions of them are treated for injuries, many are also treated for sports-related stress. Students athletes are feeling pressure to perform: to win games, be awarded scholarships, and meet the expectations of their parents and coaches.
UR Medicine is hosting a sport summit next month, with the goal of helping students, parents, and coaches learn how to achieve greater balance in the lives of young athletes. We preview the summit with a discussion about the value of nutrition, mindfulness, sleep, and more. In studio:
- Dr. Michael Maloney, M.D., director of University Sports Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center
- Jane Andrews, nutrition and labeling manager for Wegmans Food Markets
- Erica Denman, owner and founder of Balance Fitness and Yoga in Webster, and instruction specialist with the Webster Central School District
- Kayla Purcell, student athlete at Webster Schroder High School
- Lindsay Stone, college-bound swimmer