According to Dr. Peter J. Millett, pushing your child in sports too young and too hard may cause injuries that last a lifetime
If you saw the movie Black Swan in theaters recently, then you possibly may have felt sorry for Natalie Portman’s character, “Nina”, a world-class ballerina who was chosen for the perfect role. While beautiful, graceful, and outstandingly flexible, she was an astonishing example of just how far the human body can go and how much one will endure to win.
While this example may seem extreme, it is not uncommon. From football to soccer, swimming to hockey, baseball to ballet, sports — and the young athletes that train hard to win at them — have taken the word compete to an all-new level.