sport specialization

July 26, 2018

Study links sport specialization to daytime tiredness

A study conducted by researchers are the University of Wisconsin suggests that athletes who specialize in a single sport are more likely to experience daytime tiredness. The findings mean that specialized athletes may have a harder time focusing i...

May 10, 2018

Sport specialization: Risks, benefits and how coaches can guide athletes

Sport specialization has become a hot topic. At a time when professional athletes are idolized and college scholarships are coveted, some consider it the best way to gain proficiency in a single sport. All coaches should understand the benefits, r...

March 6, 2018

Study: Sport specialization increases risk of injury, burnout

New study, same results showing how sports specialization takes a toll on young athletes. New research from two studies presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) demonstrated the substantia...

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 ...

October 10, 2016

SportsMed: The dangers of early sport specialization

Compared to previous generations, children today are becoming more exposed to year-round, recurring-season participation in a single sport. Parents hope that their children can become sports superstars, and the pressure to play a single sport at youn...

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...

July 11, 2016

HOF pitcher John Smoltz: Specialization hurts baseball

Another key figure in professional sports is speaking out against sport specialization. [caption id="attachment_16177" align="alignright" width="260"] Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz speaks during his induction into the Hall of Fame. | P...