If you are a parent with a teen who is in a sport where weight is an issue (Martial Arts, Wrestling, Equestrian...) please watch for signs of this as your coach probably isn't. Every year teens are injured or even die from this practice. And even though it is 'officially' frowned on by schools, they do little to prevent it.
IMHO this practice should be illegal at all levels, but adults have the right to endanger their life in stupid ways. Coachs do not have the right to do the same with the lives of teens.
A reminder, for those who have forgotten.
Edited by Hambil, 22 August 2006 - 12:29 PM.