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Profiling children for sports participation.

Authors
  • Goldberg, B
  • Boiardo, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinics in Sports Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1984
Volume
3
Issue
1
Pages
153–169
Identifiers
PMID: 6400331
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A profile of a child prior to participation in sports should be directed toward the specific demands of the sport. Medical, orthopedic, and fitness factors should be carefully evaluated so that intervention can be developed that will reduce the possible adverse effects of participation and, secondarily, improve performance. A child should not be excluded from sports unless specific risk-to-benefit ratios are firmly established.

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