9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer + MORE

9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer + MORE

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9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer With another new school year quickly approaching and season openers around the corner, you may already have questions about what fall youth sports will hold for you and your child. Will the coach see my child’s potential? Will my child get enough playing time or get to play […] The post 9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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youth football tournaments 1472044232 769194660 9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Gum chewing during sports is low risk. Chew if you like to, but there are few if any performance benefits.
No gum chewing during sports for kids 5 and younger due to a higher choking risk
The chewed mouthguard is the new fad in the NBA, replacing gum for many elite players

Gum chewing seems to be disappearing from the NBA but remains very popular among young athletes in all sports…

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