Specialization

 

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Research is inconclusive if specialization is the path to the elite level of sports, but it is conclusive that specialization is the path to chronic, long-term negative effects.

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School sports is a team sport. It’s adults working together to allow students to learn and grow in a variety of activities.

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Now I’m being asked by interscholastic athletic administrators: “Yes, I hear the chatter, and I see the evidence and anecdotes; but what can I do?”

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Now, with attention to over-use injuries and burnout, sport specialization has become a health and safety crisis on the level . . .

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The new Hall of Famer is using this high-profile platform to ask parents to stop their kids from playing year-round baseball. 

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College coaches from coast to coast report a preference for high school athletes who have competed in multiple seasons . . .

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And so it continues . . . finding that sweet spot that fits the perspectives and problems of a very diverse membership that supervises a wide variety of sports.

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My experience with school-age young people is that what they seek most from sports participation is funand friends.

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