Specialization

 

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Here the multi-sport student-athlete is not an endangered species; it's an essential fact of life.

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When rushed into early and intense specialization in a single sport, youth may not be ready for the rigors of that sport.

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What is much more often true is that specialization in a sport that is too early and too intense stunts a young person’s physical literacy . . .

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“I wanted to do something different because playing different sports helps me grow . . . "

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That major college football has been in an uncontrolled spiral of excess is not news; but its insidious damage to high school sports is finally making headlines.

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I am encouraged that “someday” may be coming soon when the symbol of business – The Wall Street Journal – features an article on the dangers of sport specialization that is too early and intense. 

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“If the neighbors do this for their son or daughter, what kind of parent am I if I don’t do this for my child?”

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It has been a brilliant blend of successes and failures and wins and losses that work together in school sports to help form healthy, happy adults.

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