Saturday, May 28, 2016

Youth Sports: A balance of having fun, building skills, and learning life lessons

Youth Sports: A balance of having fun, 
building skills, and learning life lessons

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Free program. Registration required.

This will be a discussion format with Coach Schumacher and Dr. Donahue including the following topics:

    Exercise in hot weather, hydration, heat illness

    Concussions - preventing, recognizing, and care

    Positive benefits of exercise, fitness, obesity, and life style development

    Parent's role, attitude, coaching, encouraging, preventing overuse syndromes

    Nutrition; Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use

Chuck Schumacher is an American karate and baseball instructor born in 1953. Chuck’s longtime training in martial arts has resulted in an expert understanding of movements of the body & discipline of the mind. He has become known for his ability to work with young athletes to achieve skill & develop character. The mainstay of his teaching & writing has been to educate parents and coaches to play their role correctly so kids can enjoy the process of skill development while learning life lessons. He is the author of How to Play Baseball: A Parent’s Role in Their Child’s Journey.

Parnell “Par” Donahue, M.D. was named The 2014 Senior Pediatrician of The Year by the Tennessee Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics. His current books include a parenting teenagers book, Messenger in Denim, The Amazing Things Parents Can Learn from Teens; and a general parenting book, Tools for Effective Parenting. Other books include Germs Make Me Sick, and Sports Doc. Visit his blog at: He lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife Mary, and their dog Frosty.