International Olympic Committee consensus statement on youth athletic development

  title={International Olympic Committee consensus statement on youth athletic development},
  author={Michael F. Bergeron and Margo Lynn Mountjoy and Neil Armstrong and Michael Yong Hwa Chia and Jean C{\^o}t{\'e} and Carolyn A. Emery and Avery D Faigenbaum and Gary Hall and Susi Kriemler and Michel L{\'e}glise and Robert M. Malina and Anne Marte Pensgaard and Alex Sanchez and Torbj{\o}rn Soligard and Jorunn Kaiander Sundgot-Borgen and Willem van Mechelen and Juanita Ruth Weissensteiner and Lars Engebretsen},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={843 - 851}
The health, fitness and other advantages of youth sports participation are well recognised. However, there are considerable challenges for all stakeholders involved—especially youth athletes—in trying to maintain inclusive, sustainable and enjoyable participation and success for all levels of individual athletic achievement. In an effort to advance a more unified, evidence-informed approach to youth athlete development, the IOC critically evaluated the current state of science and practice of… 

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