The Multi-Sport Prescription + MORE

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The Multi-Sport Prescription

youth football tournaments 1453282503 1081980661 The Multi Sport Prescription + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

We have a strong cultural bias towards early sport specialization, with the belief that specialization from the youngest ages is the best way to achieve elite status as teenagers or young adults
However, early sport specialization is correlated to increased risk of sport-ending overuse injury and burnout
The vast majority of NCAA athletes report that they participated in multiple sports as kids and didn’t specialize until around age 15
A recently published scientific review article provides valuable summary recommendations as I note below, including benefits of early multi-sport participation and limitation of hours in sport per week (max hours per week= child’s age in years)

Close to 30 million adolescent and teenage kids in the United States play club or competitive sports, and yet somehow that doesn’t translate to a lifetime of fitness…

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While shopping the other day, I saw a sign that pretty much sums up the two choices parents have when it comes to taking the youth sports journey with their young athletes. The sign read: Be a Fountain, Not a Drain. We all have that choice to make daily as we interact with others, but […] The post The Two Choices You Have as a Sports Parent appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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