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Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches - Based on My Life in Sports Medicine Hardcover – January 8, 2013

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Despite widespread worries of sedentary youth and obesity, many kids are playing sports with greater intensity than ever before. Whether pushed by parents or driven by their own dreams, young players who train as hard as the pros put themselves in danger of major-league injuries. Andrews has seen it all in his long and celebrated career, treating living legends, college phenoms, and kids whose overtraining destroyed their potential. He hopes here to educate parents, grandparents, coaches, trainers, and other medical personnel about safer ways to develop talent and prevent sports injuries from occurring. After a sobering overview, Andrews offers quick recommendations for a wide variety of high-participation sports, from baseball, football, basketball, and soccer to skiing, snowboarding, swimming, and cheerleading (which he calls completely out of control). Much can be accomplished simply with rest and cross-training. While it is unlikely that many will read this cover to cover, it makes a great pass-around for parents and grandparents and demands to be read by youth coaches, trainers, and sports administrators, who, hopefully, will heed Andrews’ call for change. --Keir Graff

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"Young athletes are one of our most important resources, and in Any Given Monday Dr. Andrews provides them with the caution, wisdom, and inspiration they need to succeed in sports and in life." (Brett Favre)

"Dr. Andrews has long been recognized as a preeminent leader in sports medicine, and I have been fortunate to have him as my “go to” doctor throughout my career. Not only does he have a unique ability to truly understand athletes and the demands they place on their bodies to perform at the highest level, he also understands faith, family, and the balance we all need to live life to the fullest. This book belongs in the library of every parent and coach in the country." (Bo Jackson)

"Dr. Andrews is certainly among the best, and the best athletes come to him. I could not have played 16 years in the NBA without him—and most importantly he’s always been my friend." (Charles Barkley)

“Andrews, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon in his fifth decade of practicing sports medicine, is uniquely qualified to pen this type of medical sourcebook….A gold mine of contemporary cautionary information for the sports-minded.” (Kirkus)

“Andrews offers quick recommendations for a wide variety of high-participation sports…. [Any Given Monday is] a great pass-around for parents and grandparents and demands to be read by youth coaches, trainers, and sports administrators who, hopefully, will heed Andrews’ call for change.” (Booklist)

Dr. James Andrews has one of those names you’ve read a million times. But you’ve never really heard what’s on his mind until now." (National Football Post)

Both educational and entertaining, Any Given Monday includes anecdotes about Andrews’ remarkable career (he was a champion pole vaulter in his youth and later a successful yacht racer) as well as tips for coaches and trainers. (National Post)

Parents who have kids in sports - any sport, on any level - need to pick up a copy of Dr. James Andrews' new book (Tulsa World)
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; 1 edition (January 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451667086
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451667080
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every parent needs to read this book if you have kids in sports. As a travel baseball coach myself I try to explain to parents our main concern is the health of their child. I have seen over the years other teams pitching a 12 year old 80 pitches and than same kid play SS the second game of a doubleheader. Seen kids at 16 years old throw over 90 pitches and play SS next game. Parents have come to me after a double header and ask why their kid did not play 3rd base after pitching the First game pitching and throwing over 80 pitches ? My answer was he pitched a great game and his pitch count was 80 pitches so we DH him the second game but rest his arm and not play the field so his arm gets rested. His dad said oh he was fine and no reason he should have sat! My reply was why would you as a parent want to over use and take a chance to hurt his arm like so many parents do? Also told him if they are upset than they should look for another team to play on because no good coach would agree with him and if they did agree they should not be coaching. I was so happy when this book came out from one of the top great Doctors of all of sports Dr Andrews. I now tell every parent to read this book because if I can help just one kid prevent hurting his arm than I'm happy. Bottom line is there is a term of over training! Thank you Dr Andrews for writing this excellent book, Tony C.
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This is a great book that anyone involved in youth (including college-level) sports should read- parents, coaches, and young athletes. It is great as a reference for athletic activities. Obvious sports such as basketball, football, soccer, etc. are covered, as are dance, cheerleading, and equestrian sports. The book also features some background on the history of sports medicine, his life in medicine, and a very technical treatise on(think surgeon's textbook) the UCL reconstruction surgery, aka Tommy John surgery. I really enjoyed reading the book, both as a parent of a son who is *wild* about sports (and a bit afraid to let him play football!), and coming from a family of athletes (two of whom compete(d) at the college level - including one who is still suffering from the after effects of injuries and surgeries from sports.

This is obviously not just a career for Dr. Andrews - it is a passion. Follow the money - all his proceeds for the book are going to the STOP Campaign - Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention. [...] I really hope that with the guidance of such an expert the culture of "tough it out" with youth sports injuries, particularly concussions, can change. This should be required reading (with quizzes!) for all youth coaches and parents!
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This book should be a must read for all parents of youth athletes as it gives a perspective on young athletes from one of the leaders and pioneers in the sports medicine field. It will dispel many of the commonly held myths about youth athletics such as early specialization, year round play and the like.
Every parent owes it to their child to do what is in their best long term interest and this book will go a long way in furthering that goal.
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We all love to win, but we must also understand that parents put their trust in us as coaches to do what is right for the kids. Dr. Andrews does nothing more than educate you on youth injuries, helps you build your own approach to understanding how to prepare yourself, parents and kids.

I great read, it is a book that you will not cover to cover but in areas. I coach baseball so I stayed away from cheer and so on. Lots of great info...
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This book is a must read for any coach of any level of youth sports. Dr. Andrew uses his extensive knowledge an expertise in the treatment of athletic injuries to focus on how those injuries can be prevented. Following his advice would reduce the number of youngsters her and his colleagues treat. The second half of the book contains sport specific advice for coaches and athletes.
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I can't imagine many people needing ALL of the information in this book except maybe a sports administrator or physical therapist etc. However, it is a very well written book that covers a lot of different sports. The chapters contain very valuable information with good critical examination by the author. I admit I only read the dance, cheer, and gymnastics chapters. The Cheerleading chapter was exceptional.
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A nice, practical overview of youth sports with expert advice on how to help avoid potential risk of injuries that are on the rise. Dr. Andrews supports the trend of specialization in youth sports and their year round seasons of emphasis as a primary culprit. His classic example is baseball and pitching injuries.
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Very informative and fast read. Must for any parent, grandparent or thoughtful coach. Dr. Andrews and his team are what medicine should be about
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