The Youth Sports Seminar Series-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries is offered by the Huntsville Park and Recreation Department as a way to educate parents and help them make sports fun for their children.

Youth Sports Seminars

Greg Patterson, Director of the Huntsville Park and Recreation Department and a former high school coach, talks about why educating parents that have kids playing in youth sports is important.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries

Dr. John Greco is a board-certified member of The Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Team in Huntsville, Alabama. In this video segment, he covers reasons why children play sports and the benefits of playing sports.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries-Part 2

In this video segment, Dr. John Greco covers the risks of injury in different sports.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries-Part 3

In this video segment, Dr. John Greco covers the risk of sport specific injury.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries-Part 4

What are some of the factors that aggravate overuse injuries and the effects of training on young kids? Dr. John Greco covers these and other issues in this video segment.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries-Part 5

Over-training-How much is too much? Dr. John Greco talks about the importance of rest and how it is important in the training of a young athlete.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries-Part 6

Dr. John Greco covers some of the treatments of overuse injuries. He also talks about some of the ways that parents sometimes take youth sports to an unhealthy level.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries-Part 7

Dr. John Greco answers questions at the Youth Sports Seminar offered through the Huntsville Park and Recreation Department. In this video segment, he talks about the difference in size of kids at the age of 10 or 12 and how kids develop. He also covers some thoughts on the stress of softball pitching on the arm.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries-Part 8

Dr. John Greco answers questions about dealing with stress fractures dealing with girls and running and the amount of practice and tournament play can wear on children.

Dr. John Greco-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries-Part 9

Dr. John Greco answers questions on little league elbow and some exercises to help prevent shoulder injuries in pitchers.