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When to Hire a Sports Agent Depends On Sport, Athlete's Goals, and Other Factors

Sports agent Sheryl Shade says the answer to the question of when to hire a sports agent is complicated and depends on many factors, including the athlete's sport, talent level, the goals of the athlete and their family, and whether the athlete is prepared to give up college eligibility.  She recommends that, before contacting a sports agent, the athlete talk to their coach first.

Lower Back Pain in Female Athletes Is Not Normal

As with ACL injuries, female athletes are more prone than their male counterparts to small, hairline fractures of the lower (lumbar) spine, usually from  overtraining (e.g. overuse injuries) or improper loading of the spine.  Because such injuries can be misdiagnosed, it is important for coaches and parents to recognize the symptoms and seek appropriate medical treatment.
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