The ACSEP re-affirms the well-known position that for the vast majority of young individuals – regular exercise is not only safe but should be encouraged. However, there are a small proportion of the population with pre-existing cardiac pathology where participation in competitive sport may increase their risk of a significant cardiac event. Read more by downloading the position statement below.
Position Statement - Pre-Participation Cardiac Evaluation in Young Athletes
The ACSEP re-affirms the well-recognised position that for the vast majority of young individuals, regular exercise is not only safe but should be
encouraged. However, the ACSEP notes that there has been a growing trend toward young athletes specialising at an early age in a single sport. It appears that the major societal driver of this is a perception that early specialisation leads to increased sporting success.Read more by downloading the position statement below.
Position Statement - Sport Specialisation in Young Athletes
The position statement below is designed to provide guidelines for the appropriate use of dietary and nutritional supplements. The purpose of the statement is to ensure that the use of supplements is evidence-based and individuals are not at risk of an inadvertanent anti-doping rule violation.
ACSEP Supplement Position Statement