multiple sports

January 30, 2018

Tracking Football: 96% of Super Bowl players were multi-sport athletes

A staggering 96 percent of the players participating in this weekend's Super Bowl played multiple sports in high school, according to an analysis from The scouting service released its breakdown Tuesday, showing that 102 of t...

July 28, 2017

Study: Specialized athletes suffer more lower-extremity injuries

A new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin has found that specialized athletes suffer more lower-extremity injuries than those who play multiple sports. The study, published last week by The American Journal of Sports Medicine, looked at...

July 17, 2017

Christian McCaffrey: Playing multiple sports is ‘worth it’

NFL running back Christian McCaffrey was a four-sport athlete in high school, something he believes was critical to his development as a pro football player. McCaffrey, who was taken by the Carolina Panthers with the eighth overall pick in this ye...

May 2, 2017

Jordy Nelson: ‘Don’t specialize in one sport’

Green Bay Packers wideout Jordy Nelson wants kids to step away from the video games and take up multiple sports. [caption id="attachment_23893" align="alignright" width="246"] Green Bay Packers wideout Jordy Nelson. | Photo: Mike Morbeck[/caption]...


Encouraging multi-sport participation

Coaches at Kennedy High School (Iowa) talk about why they believe it's important to preach multi-sport participation to student-athletes.

November 9, 2016

Study: Athletes who specialize suffer more ankle, knee injuries

A new study has found that athletes who specialize in a single sport are more likely to suffer lower-extremity injuries. [caption id="attachment_18015" align="alignright" width="252"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The study, conducted by resea...

October 31, 2016

Sport Nova Scotia launches campaign against specialization

Via Sport Nova Scotia A new campaign co-developed by Hockey Nova Scotia and Soccer Nova Scotia launched last week, targeting parents of athletes aged 12 and under to generate awareness of the dangers of early sport specialization. “Early sp...

September 21, 2016

Yankees’ Joe Girardi: Sport specialization is concerning

Sport specialization among young athletes has many coaches concerned, and Joe Girardi is one of them. [caption id="attachment_17584" align="alignright" width="283"] Photo: Keith Allison, Wikimedia Commons[/caption] The New York Yankees manager ...