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July 04, 2022
Ep. 41 - Sports Specialization in Youth-Adolescent Athletes

Sports Specialization - Year-round training (greater than 8 months) to focus on a single sport at the exclusion of other sports, has increasingly become a common practice for those wanting to successfully compete at elite levels, often at the...


Sports Specialization - Year-round training (greater than 8 months) to focus on a single sport at the exclusion of other sports, has increasingly become a common practice for those wanting to successfully compete at elite levels, often at the potential risk of their short and long-term health

My son Ben Adams, an Athletic Trainer with experience in Collegiate as well as professional sports medicine, discuss the cons of Sports specialization and the benefits for children and adolescents to participate in multiple sports!  

Source: NATA Journal of Athletic Training.