Episode 150: Is early single-sport specialization best for youth athletic development?

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Is early single-sport specialization best for youth athletic development? (starts at 4:46)

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Manu Ginobili – San Antonio Spurs guard
Joel Embiid – future Philadelphia 76ers center
Jozy Altidore – U.S. men’s national team striker
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One Response to Episode 150: Is early single-sport specialization best for youth athletic development?

  1. Early specialization is one of the biggest debates in youth sports right now. Even with the studies showing the risk of burnout and overuse injuries, parents see that early specialization is the only way to athletic super stardom. And as youth sports gets increasingly “professionalized” parents will do anything to give their kids a leg up.

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