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A Major Growth Spurt Usually Occurs Only Once
      Parents have had mental meltdowns when their basketball prodigy grows 8 inches in one year and starts stumbling over his own feet. Parents, coaches, and athletes who understand this process, know it is temporary, and show or receive lots of support enable the young athlete to come out on the other side with a successful result. The goal in this situation is to help prevent a negative reaction to a normal developmental process!

      If a child had talent before puberty, that talent should not disappear with growth changes that occur as a result in puberty.

Recommended Reading:

PDF Growth at Puberty More recently the effect of physical activity and fitness on linear growth, especially among teenage athletes, has become a topic of interest.

References:

Awkward Teenagers and Sports Injuries - NYTimes.com April 20, 2011 ... Does the onset of puberty make a young athlete more clumsy? ... It may be a result of the subtlety of the growth period's effects — and reflect the

Puberty and Athletic Sports in Female Adolescents   Since intense training prior to puberty, together with the potential metabolic effects of dieting, can alter hypothalamic-pituitary function,

Signs of Puberty - Teens   Understanding how to recognize the signs of puberty can help teens and their parents identify ...affect puberty, however, including: ... their body shape, while young boys may want to investigate protective athletic supporters.

What Factors Affect Self-Esteem in Teenagers? There are several important factors that Many teenagers struggle with low self esteem, especially during puberty and throughout high ...affect self-esteem in teenagers. ... High self-esteem often comes from a teenager's scholastic and athletic .

Growth at puberty More recently the effect of physical activity and fitness on linear growth, especially among teenage athletes, has become a topic of interest.

Nutrition For Kids During Puberty Aug. 23, 2011 ... Not only is puberty a period of tremendous growth and maturation, but it is also a time ... Teenage athletes may have increased needs for protein, however most adolescent ... Can Hormones in Meat Affect Puberty in Girls?

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