New report from ECNL’s Chief Medical Advisor about Returning to Play

The ECNL has released a new resource created by Dr. Watson, entitled “A Balancing Act: Understanding the Impacts of Inactivity on Youth Athletes.” This document (found by clicking here or scroll down) provides important perspective and new data on the impact of the pandemic-driven suspension of activities on youth athletes. Our hope is that this document will support ongoing dialogue and discussion in determining the best approaches for managing risk as the pandemic continues to evolve over the coming months, and as we all attempt to support our players, membership, and community through these times.


As Dr. Watson states so well, we should all be “prioritizing data-driven discussions with local governments, policy makers, sports organizations, and families to promote a cooperative path toward improving the health of our young athletes within the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”


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