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Influencing Behaviours of Athletes in Sport

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Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel's behavior has raised questions about athletes as role models. Too often, the dark side that includes performance enhancing drugs, a party lifestyle and poor sportsmanship, can overshadow an athlete's true ability.

Before you urge your child to take after his favorite ball player, consider the pros and cons of the influence that the athlete can have on your child’s life.

Another notable epidemic, that is dismantling the hopes and dreams of young athletes, is the alarming trend towards "professional-level" injuries among youth players.

Overuse injuries that may seem short-term will often lead to long-term consequences for the young athlete.

Issues and behaviours towards pain, injury and the need for proper recovery can influence our young athletes. Traumatic injury can come at a cost to young athletes who model behaviours of the injured athlete unwilling to nurse an injury to full recovery.

Dr. Paul Dennis joins us in conversation on how to make sports a safer environment with positive behaviour from the grassroots level to the pros on Wednesday, November 20 @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.