The Smart Teams Play Safe™ summit is bringing together leading clinicians, researchers and scientists in the field of youth sports health and safety to announce a comprehensive set of youth sports health and safety best practices, and to mark the launch of MomsTEAM Institute’s innovative SmartTeam™ program, which will be implementing best practices in six communities around the country in the fall of 2014.
Nutrition
The most frequently asked question athletes of all ages and abilities ask sports nutritionist Nancy Clark is, "What should I eat before I exercise? Here are answers to FAQs about pre-exercise nutrition.
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by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
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Youth basketball players do not usually get standing ovations, certainly not for scoring after four missed shots. Nor do they ordinarily get newspaper coverage for a made basket after four missed shots. And, of course, they do not usually get five tries to score because a player on the opposing team keeps passing them the ball. But that's what happened recently in Florida.
In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later in order to align school schedules to the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents, whose sleep-wake cycles begin to shift up to two hours later at the start of puberty.
Health & Safety
The veto by California governor Jerry Brown of AB 1890, a bill that would have made it illegal for anyone to call themselves an "athletic trainer" without actually being one has a top interscholastic sports administrator in the Golden State asking why.

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