The end of the school year is here, and teens all over the world are planning their summer. Many dream about a summer of “hanging out” with friends or traveling. Others have summer jobs or do volunteer work. There are also millions of students who go to some kind of camp every year to try to gain an advantage in their field of interest or talent.
Today’s youth camps offer a wide variety of choices. For every interest, there seems to be a camp or program. The United States is a very competitive place, and youth camps are big businesses. A large number of sports organizations, religious institutions, educational facilities and private companies offer specialized enrichment camps. Parents have been known to go to great lengths to secure a spot for their children in one of these typically pricey performance-enhancement programs.
For youth athletes, summer is also a perfect time to work on individual goals instead of team or club goals. In schools, clubs and camps, trainers and coaches frequently work with large groups of students, which often limits the time they can spend with an individual athlete or personal issue. This can cause the individual needs of the athlete to be compromised and can jeopardize performance.
Read more: click belowthe original article from Colorado Health, written by Ismay Parker