Athlete Health

A major value of Cheer Nova Scotia is the safety of our member athletes. Below are resources for the discussion of health topics among athletes to help inform and educate coaches, parents, volunteers, athletes, and more to help ensure athlete safety.

Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome (RED-S):

Relative energy deficiency in sport by Matt Long (Athletics Weekly):

Bobby Clay - my osteoporosis nightmare by Athletics Weekly:

Performance Anxiety

Sports Psychology - Stop the nerves by Athletics Weekly:

5 Ways to Reduce Performance Anxiety by Cheer Conditioning Academy:

Cheerleading Tips: 3 Cures for Performance Anxiety by CheerTD:


What do athletes eat? by Athletics Weekly:


The importance of sleep for athletes by Athletics Weekly:

Psychology: Perfect your athletics parenting skills by Athletics Weekly:

The Importance of Parent Support for Competitive Cheerleaders by TWIST Magazine (video):

Medical expert: Kids need gradual return to sports after COVID-19 by Jon Solomon: