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multi-sport participation

February 4, 2019

More than 90% of Super Bowl LIII players were multisport athletes

More than 90 percent of the 106 players taking part in Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams were multisport athletes in high school, according to Tracking Football. [caption id="attachment_27424" align="alignright"...


August 1, 2018

Survey: 43% of Michigan HS athletes play multiple sports

A survey released Tuesday by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) showed that nearly 43 percent of the state's high school athletes play more than one sport. The survey was conducted by the MHSAA's Task Force on Multisport Partici...


March 14, 2017

New survey finds athletes specializing at a younger age

A new survey conducted by the Rothman Institute has found that today's high school athletes began specializing in a single sport much earlier than those who came before them. Sport specialization has been linked to increasing injury rates, most re...


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 ...


February 8, 2016

Giancarlo Stanton: ‘I recommend multiple sports’

[caption id="attachment_15360" align="aligncenter" width="475"] Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton was a three-sport athlete at his California high school. | Photo: Arturo Pardavila III, Wikimedia Commons[/caption] We all understand the benefits...


January 25, 2016

NCAA survey finds many athletes regret specialization

Among the findings in this year's NCAA GOALS study was that many college student-athletes regret specializing in a single sport when they were younger. Results from the 2015 GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete Experience were revealed at this year'...


July 6, 2015

Multi-sport participation key for women’s World Cup champs

Add Abby Wambach to the growing list of athletes who credit multi-sport participation for helping them excel at their respective sport. [caption id="attachment_13235" align="alignright" width="234"] Abby Wambach credits basketball with helping...