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April 13, 2017

Study: Individual-sport athletes suffer more overuse injuries

A new study published this week concluded that individual-sport athletes who specialize suffer more overuse injuries than those who play team sports. The study, published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine, concluded that young athletes who ...


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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. https://youtu.be/e2iiMoYDe7A...


February 3, 2017

OSU football coach Mike Gundy values multi-sport athletes

Football players hoping to be recruited by Oklahoma State University can improve their chances by playing multiple sports in high school. [caption id="attachment_19195" align="alignright" width="230"] Photo: KT King[/caption] OSU football coach...


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 TrackingFootball.com. [caption id="attachment_18894" align="alignright" width="264"] New England Patriots quarterback T...


November 14, 2016

MLB Hall of Famer Winfield calls specialization ‘recipe for burnout’

MLB Hall of Famer Dave Winfield has some advice for youth athletes — play multiple sports. [caption id="attachment_18089" align="alignright" width="284"] MLB Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, right, calls sport specialization the "recipe for burnout....


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 ...