Category Archives: Healthy Young Athlete Podcast

Podcast for parents, coaches & young athletes covering a wide variety of topics relevant to the world of youth sports. Hosted by Dr. Mark Halstead

What You Need to Know About Exertional Heat Stroke



  It’s summertime. Throughout much of the country, heat and humidity are starting to become the norm. When you add that to a world navigating through a pandemic, and young athletes anxious to start up organized sports again, those of us in sports medicine are on high alert for a potential surge in heat related … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Exertional Heat Stroke


Healthy Young Athlete Podcast: Gymnastics: Injuries & Myths...

Gymnastics: Injuries & Myths…



  I don’t know many people that don’t enjoy watching gymnastics during the Olympics. It’s unfortunate we won’t be able to watch them this upcoming summer but here’s hoping for 2021. It’s estimated that nearly 75,000 of our kids participate in gymnastics. However, there is a risk of injury and there are also some common … Continue reading Gymnastics: Injuries & Myths…


Healthy Young Athlete Podcast: Creating an Emergency Action Plan for Your Team

Creating an Emergency Action Plan for Your Team



  The Emergency Action Plan. What exactly is that? Why are they important to know about when your young athlete is participating for a team? How can you find out if your team has one? We will answer those questions and more today on the podcast.   The Healthy Young Athlete Podcast Links Bar:  Subscribe … Continue reading Creating an Emergency Action Plan for Your Team


Choosing the Right Show for Your Healthy Young Athlete...

Choosing the Right Shoe for Your Healthy Young Athlete…



  If you aren’t a self-declared shoe geek like me, you may find trying to buy athletic shoes for your young athlete a major chore. It can also be challenging to fight against the pressures of what is the trendy shoe as opposed to what is truly functional. With so many brands and models, you … Continue reading Choosing the Right Shoe for Your Healthy Young Athlete…


Healthy YOung Athlete Podcast: A Sports Doc's Coronavirus Discussion

A Sports Doc’s Coronavirus Discussion…



  The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in a profound way. Dr. Mark Halstead discussed the coronavirus, it’s impact on sports, important ways to help the spread of the virus, and why we all have to act as a team together to minimize the impact on health care system.   The Healthy Young … Continue reading A Sports Doc’s Coronavirus Discussion…


The 101: They The Healthy Young Athlete Podcast Exists...

The 101: Why The Healthy Young Athlete Podcast Exists…



  Did you know there are roughly 60 million young athletes participating in organized sports in the United States? As a result, youth sports is reaching a staggering 20 billion dollar industry. It seems these days everyone wants a stake in young athletes….leading to an explosion of sports specialization, increasing rates of overuse injuries, year … Continue reading The 101: Why The Healthy Young Athlete Podcast Exists…