There are two types of drinks that are being used inappropriately, according to the American Academy of Pediatricians, and many kids and parents think the two are pretty much the same:
Sports drinks and energy drinks.
"A lot of children active in sports are using energy drinks, but energy drinks contain caffeine which they don't need and sugar and other ingredients that aren't healthy for a developing child," Tara Harwood of the Cleveland Clinic said.
Energy drinks include drinks with names like Red Bull, Monster, Full Throttle and Jolt among others.
Because of their ingredients, they can be dangerous for children and adolescents, according to the doctor's report.
They should not be consumed at all by kids and adolescents.
Sports drinks include products like Gatorade, All Sport, and Powerade.
While they can be used by children and adolescents,, the doctors say their use is "only for those engaged in prolonged vigorous sports activity."
If a child is active in sports then they should using a sports drink containing electrolytes, which they're losing through sweat, water and carbohydrates to replace, so they have the energy to go through that activity.
For most kids, they're unnecessary, carrying extra calories and risking dental erosion.
Some of the specific recommendations made by the Academy are:
"Sweetening (water) with some lemon juice or lime juice, or even now they sell some packets of true lemon, true lime, true orange, some different flavoring packets that have no sugar and no artificial sweeteners either so you can add it to the drinks and give it a little bit of flavor," Harwood said.
So play well, workout well, and drink plenty of water all summer long.