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Developmental Readiness and Sports

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PAUL STRICKER, M.D.

Dr. Paul Stricker is one of less than 200 doctors in the US who is board-certified in both sports medicine and pediatrics, and he is enthusiastic about the opportunities for young people and their families to have a positive experience with sports and exercise. He was among the first group of physicians to acquire the pediatric sub-specialty certification in 1993, and Dr. Paul reached a unique and coveted position as a physician for the U.S. delegation at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and was the first pediatrician to be selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the summer Olympic Games. He is a previous President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine & Fitness. He has been chosen as one of America’s Top Pediatricians and America’s Best Doctors, and has authored numerous medical publications as well as a book for parents and coaches entitled Sports Success Rx!—Your Child’s Prescription for the Best Experience. Dr. Paul has been featured on ESPN and news programs, and has been cited in national publications such as US News & World Report and USA Today discussing ways to decrease youth sports pressure while maximizing sports performance

He graduated from University of Missouri Science & Technology with a B.S. in Life Science, and achieved NCAA All-American status in swimming. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, and then spent a year as a Big Brother in a home for troubled teens. After a pediatric residency at Arkansas Children's Hospital, he completed his subspecialty training in sports medicine at UCLA. He currently practices sports medicine at the internationally recognized Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA.

His professional accomplishments on the national and international sports scene have included the position of team physician for the U.S. Olympic Committee, and for the U.S. National Teams for swimming, soccer, gymnastics, and basketball. Following the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival and 1997 World University Games, he was appointed as Head Physician for the 1999 World University Games. He also served USA Swimming at the World Championships, Pan-Pacific Championships, and the 2000 Olympic Trials. He also completed 10 years as the lead medical consultant for the Arco Olympic Training Center. Inspired to have an impact on the rising amount of negative pressure in youth sports, Dr. Stricker is the President and Founder of his company called Youth Sports Awareness Enterprise, LLC, which has a primary focus to be a resource for parents, teachers, and coaches to gain more knowledge through consultation services, educational lectures, and his book.


SPORTS SUCCESS Rx! authored by Dr. Paul Stricker, M.D.

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Dr. Paul Stricker advises parents and coaches on how to make sports healthy, safe and fun for kids—with a prescription to cure the disease of excess pressure and unrealistic expectations in youth sports.

Many parents dream of their children becoming the next LeBron James or Maria Sharapova. But, these young sports phenoms are just that, phenomenal and exceptional.

In Sports Success Rx! Your Child’s Prescription for the Best Experience: How to Maximize Potential and Minimize Pressure (American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2006) author Paul R. Stricker, MD, FAAP, stresses that parents and coaches must embrace the idea of “reality sports success.” Dr. Stricker, a pediatrician also board-certified in sports medicine, outlines for parents and coaches the physical, chemical, and mental milestones that determine sports skill development in youth. Many unrealistic expectations and pressures stem from a lack of knowledge about the sequential maturation of these skills. With a better understanding of that developmental highway, parents and coaches can all help kids have a more positive and reality success experience of personal improvement and accomplishment. Kids need to know that true success is not defined by a gold medal.

Sports Success Rx! offers a friendly and jargon-free discussion of how children develop and what physical skills are achievable and appropriate for each age group. Dr. Stricker makes it clear that whether or not little Johnny can catch a softball has far more to do with the maturation of his eye-sight than talent or motivation. While promoting the benefits of regular exercise, Dr. Stricker warns of the emotional and physical dangers young athletes face from unrealistic performance pressure and overuse injuries.

Sports Success Rx! includes helpful “Success Rx” summaries at the end of each chapter, prescribing for parents and coaches the steps to help children maximize their potential and redefine success. Dr. Stricker speaks directly to parents in “Between You and Me” sections and asks parents to think critically about their child’s sports participation and how they can ensure their youngster is having fun and staying safe.

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DR. PAUL STRICKER IN THE NEWS

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Sports Success Rx! Your Child's Prescription for the Best Experience

How Parents Can Encourage Childrens Sports Growth and Accomplishment



The following profile on Dr. Paul Stricker was published in this week's edition of the Carmel Valley News. Thanks to Dr. Stricker for taking the time for this interview. Click here to view the article



Dr. Stricker was recently broadcasted on XM Satellite Radio.






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Developmental Readiness and Sports

Treating and Preventing Pediatric Overuse Injuries

Strength Training for Children

Sports Nutrition, Supplements, and Anabolic Steroids


Dr. Stricker featured on ESPN and ABC News.
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Fixing Kids SportsDr. Stricker has authored other numerous medical publications and has been cited in such national publications as US News & World Report, USA Today, parenting magazines, and has been featured on many television programs discussing sports medicine topics for children and teenagers. His speaking engagements include prestigious medical universities, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and numerous sports medicine conferences.

Dr. Stricker reached a highlight of his career in sports medicine with his selection as team physician for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. Due to his extensive experience, achievements, and credentials, he is expertly qualified for the role of medical advisor for parents, coaches, teachers, and anyone involved in youth sports. He brings a positive and dynamic message about sports development that simultaneously provides a pressure-reducing approach to competition and exercise, and maximizes all the enjoyable and encouraging aspects of the sports experience.

 

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Press Release
May 23, 2007

Dr. Paul Stricker's "Sports Success" wins prestigious Book Award

Dr. Paul Stricker was recently informed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that his text "Sports Success Rx! Your Child's Prescription for the Best Experience: How to Maximize Potential and Minimize Pressure", published in 2006 in conjunction with the AAP, has received a prestigious book award. "Sports Success" won an Honorable Mention award at the Midwest Independent Publishers Association's 2006 Midwest Book Awards. More information's at http://www.mipa.org, but according to its Web site, these book awards attracted an unprecedented 146 nominations from 65 publishers in ten of the twelve Midwestern states in the region. The 69 award-winning titles come from 35 different publishers representing all ten states.

In his family-friendly book, "Sports Success Rx!", Dr. Stricker outlines for parents and coaches the physical, chemical, and mental milestones that determine sports skill development in youth. Many unrealistic expectations and pressures stem from a lack of knowledge about the sequential maturation of these skills. With a better understanding of that developmental highway, parents and coaches can all help kids have a more positive and reality success experience of personal improvement and accomplishment.

Dr. Stricker is an active member in the American College of Sports Medicine, a Charter member and Past-President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was organized in 1991 by physicians who recognized the need for an organization within the field of sports medicine that approached athletes, exercising individuals and teams comprehensively with consultative and continuous care of their orthopedic, medical, nutritional and psychosocial issues. Although sports medicine concepts are often thought of in conjunction with professional and elite athletes, these concepts apply to athletes of all levels including grade school, high school, college and recreational athletes. AMSSM is comprised of over 1000 Sports Medicine Physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting.

NOTE: For more information, please contact the AMSSM, 11639 Earnshaw, Overland Park, KS 66210, (913) 327-1415.

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ORGANIZATIONS

• President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

• Elected member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness

• The U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Society

• The American College of Sports Medicine

• The U.S.A. Swimming Sports Medicine Society

• The Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

• National Council of Youth Sports

CONTACT

Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley
3811 Valley Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 764-3331

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