Risks of Youth Sports Specialization

May 6, 2015: Playing sports as a kid likely used to mean there was a good chance you played several sports. Maybe soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track and field in the spring.

However, today, many kids aren’t so diversified. At a fairly young age many kids now pick just 1 sport and stick with it almost all year long.

The potential upside is obvious: more focused time increases a child’s experience, which can accelerate their progress. But there are potential downsides, too – some physical, some social, and some behavioral.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, a physical discusses those risks.

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