multi-sport athletes

August 31, 2017

Cubs manager Joe Maddon: Specialization is ‘obnoxious’

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon this week again voiced his displeasure with specialization, saying kids would gain more from having experience in a variety of sports. [caption id="attachment_24702" align="alignright" width="224"] Chicago Cubs mana...

March 13, 2017

Study: Specialization before age 12 increases risk of injury

A study conducted by Emory Sports Medicine recommends that young athletes should not specialize in sports before age 12, train more hours per week then their age, and should limit training to less than 16 hours per week to avoid injury. Physician ...

January 25, 2017

Super Bowl LI flush with multiple-sport athletes

A strong majority of the players competing in next month's Super Bowl were multiple-sport athletes in high school, according to [caption id="attachment_18894" align="alignright" width="264"] New England Patriots quarterback T...

August 2, 2016

Parents risking it all to support their child’s sports futures

The pursuit of a professional sports career is one of the leading causes of sports specialization. And in some cases, it's a cause for financial ruin. [caption id="attachment_17158" align="alignright" width="284"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption...

January 14, 2016

Michigan creates task force on multi-sport participation

From the MHSAA Noting growing concerns for the health risks to young people who specialize too early and narrowly on a single sport, the Michigan High School Athletic Association is creating a task force to work throughout 2016 on promoting the be...

January 6, 2016

CFP National Championship teams rich with multi-sport athletes

There is no shortage of athletes or parents who believe that sport specialization provides the best chance of succeeding at the next level, but evidence consistently suggests they're wrong. [caption id="attachment_15007" align="alignright" widt...

transgender athletes
May 4, 2015

88 percent of NFL draft picks played multiple sports

This year's NFL Draft provided more proof that young athletes are better off participating in more than one sport. [caption id="attachment_11978" align="alignright" width="254"] Sixty-three percent of NFL draft picks were track and field athletes...

September 2, 2014

Strength training for multisport athletes

As far as strength training has come in not only gaining acceptance, but also in being embraced by the athletic community as a vital component to success, some archaic and unfounded notions still prevail. A common dilemma at the high school level ...