When Is It Too Early for Single Sport Specialization?

  title={When Is It Too Early for Single Sport Specialization?},
  author={B. Feeley and Julie Agel and R. LaPrade},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={234 - 241}
  • B. Feeley, Julie Agel, R. LaPrade
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Over the past 15 years, there has been an increase in youth sports participation with a concomitant increase in early year-round training in a single sport. Many factors contribute to the desire of parents and coaches to encourage early single sport specialization, including the desire to give the young athlete an edge in competition, pursuit of scholarships, and potential professional status, and the ability to label a young athlete as elite at an early age. Despite these perceived advantages… CONTINUE READING

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