Over the past 20 years more children are partici¬≠pating in organized and recreational athletics. With so many young athletes playing sports, it’s no wonder injuries are common. Half of all sports medicine injuries in children and teens are from overuse. The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about overuse injuries and injury…

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The number one trend in camps this year is creating self-determined environments. The Theory of Self Determination developed by Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, states that people are intrinsically motivated if their three psychological needs are met, those psychological needs are the need for autonomy, connection, and competence. Bob Ditter, a clinical social worker and…

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