From Library Journal
Small is one of only eight pediatric sports specialists in the United States and has a lifelong goal of helping children with sports injuries or medical conditions so that they can participate fully in sports whenever appropriate. A former athlete and coach, Small is an M.D. and the founder of the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes. This easy-to-read book offers a detailed approach to appropriate sports activities for children of all ages. It will give parents and coaches wonderful bits of information about what sports are suitable for what age, what stretching exercises are appropriate, how to prevent and treat injuries, and how to plan sports programs for children with chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes. The book stresses the importance of good nutrition and exercise and underscores the fact that sports can help improve self-esteem. Each chapter has a Q&A section in which Small answers all the commonly asked questions regarding specific sports issues. Small's work is especially relevant today, as some 30 million children now participate in individual and group sports and because children are becoming more competitive at an earlier age. Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries. Tim Delaney, Canisius Coll., Buffalo, NY
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Kids & Sports
is useful for all athletes, from pre-kindergarten 'tumblebugs' to elite high school athletes striving for college scholarships. -- Jeffrey Gershel, M.D., Chief of Service, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobi Medical Center
A superb job of answering the questions....This is one book every parent can find useful. -- Don Yaeger, Associate Editor, Sports Illustrated
If you have children who play sports, you'll find that you'll be reaching for [this book] over and over again. -- Rick Wolff, Chairman, The Center for Sports Parenting