From Orthopedic One: SPORT SPECIALIZATION IN YOUTH ATHLETES
The growing evidence of the correlation between sport specialization and overuse injuries in athletes is a hot topic amongst coaches and parents.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) classifies sport specialization as “year-round participation in a single sport, usually at the exclusion of other sports”.
The effect of sport specialization is three-pronged and impacts young athletes on a physical, mental, and psychosocial level.
Click here for NATA’s recommendations to help give your youth athlete a balanced athletic experience!