Are children specializing too soon? How early is too early to pick one sport? What can we do to foster long-term development? In this episode, we discuss youth athletic development and whether early sport specialization is a risk factor for our young athletes.
Feeley BT. et al. When is it too early for single sport specialization? AJSM. 2015
Myer GD. et al. Sport specialization, Part I: Does early sports specialization increase negative outcomes and reduce the opportunity for success in young athletes? Sports-Health. 2015
Myer GD et al. Sports specialization, Part II: Alternative solutions to early sport specialization in youth athletes. Sports-Health. 2015
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