Monthly Archives: June 2012

The dark side of sport – What parents need to know.

drugs and money

During the past week, 3 news stories have highlighted that there is a dark side to sport. Each of these events has a profound message for parents and kids involved in sport. Sexual Harassment in Sport Jerry Sandusky, the retired Penn State football coach, was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex […]

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Encouraging proper practice

Swimmer

One of my favourite books of the last few months is The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle; an American who won awards for his 2006 biography of Lance Armstrong. This is a must-read for all those involved in coaching sport and should also be most valuable for parents. The author offers some very real insights […]

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Hype about hydration 2

Girl and water bottle

In this second article on hydration we focus on some practical guidelines to ensure adequate hydration, including what, how much and when to drink. PREVENTING DEHYDRATION How Much Fluid? There are no official guidelines for fluid intake, although many health professionals advise children and adolescents to drink 1.5 litres per day (1) or to drink […]

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