Whilst the following article is quite “US-centric”, I’m pretty sure that children’s bodies are pretty much the same as our aussie versions. Some points worth remembering to avoid injuries in our young athletes.

The club has some strict rules/guidelines regarding child participation and we encourage all parents to read this article (regardless of what sport your child partakes)

http://www.wsj.com/articles/guidelines-for-young-athletes-to-reduce-injuries-1416869652

The above link has now been placed behind the pay to view barrier of WSJ, We will leave the link here in case this changes, meanwhile consider these 2 articles.

The Atlantic: Kids and Long Distance running, how much is too much?

Runner’s World: Should Kids run long?