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    Burnout in Athletes

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    The concept of burnout in athletes is discussed, including a description of symptoms and precursors. Tips to avoid burnout are given for athletes, parents and coaches.

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    In order to be a successful athlete, a great deal of time and energy must be devoted to training. But the line between training enough and training too much is sometimes difficult to navigate, and there is a risk of burnout if the athlete pushes (or is pushed) too far. Burnout is a psychological syndrome of physical and emotional exhaustion, sport devaluation, reduced sense of interest and accomplishment in sport, and reduced sport performance (Raedeke & Smith, 2001).

    A potential precursor to burnout is overtraining, which is training beyond the level that is ...

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    The concept of burnout in athletes is discussed, including a description of symptoms and precursors. Tips to avoid burnout are given for athletes, parents and coaches. This solution is 346 words in length and the content is supplemented by external references.

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